AUTHOR ARCHIVES

Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials.
Results 101-110 of 661

As Trump and Putin Met, US and UK Defense Chiefs Discussed Ways to Deter Russia

July 7, 2017 As U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met Friday at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, there was a different meeting happening some 4,000 miles away in Washington. At the Pentagon, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon talked about ways NATO could...

For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself

July 7, 2017 It’s not quite R2-D2 repairing Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter in space battle, but artificial intelligence could soon be helping the military predict when equipment will break, fend off cyber attacks, and prevent ships from colliding with one another. That’s the promise of AI systems by SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based startup....

For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself

July 6, 2017 It’s not quite R2-D2 repairing Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter in space battle, but artificial intelligence could soon be helping the military predict when equipment will break, fend off cyber attacks, and prevent ships from colliding with one another. That’s the promise of AI systems by SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based startup....

R2-D2 is coming to the battlefield, sort of; Foreign arms sales, rising; ULA beats SpaceX; and more.

July 6, 2017 It’s not quite R2-D2 repairing Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing fighter in space battle, but artificial intelligence could soon be helping the military predict when equipment will break, fend off cyber attacks, and prevent ships from colliding with one another. That’s the promise of AI systems by SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based startup....

Former Pentagon Money Man to Oversee Defense of NATO Computer Networks

July 3, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The last time Kevin Scheid worked at NATO, defense spending across the alliance felt the crunch of the 2009 global recession. Back then, the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency—a 900-people strong procurement organization within the alliance where he was deputy general manager—was about to lose a large chunk of...

Former Pentagon Money Man to Oversee Defense of NATO Computer Networks

July 3, 2017 The last time Kevin Scheid worked at NATO, defense spending across the alliance felt the crunch of the 2009 global recession. Back then, the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency — a 900-people strong procurement organization within the alliance where he was deputy general manager — was about to lose...

Former Pentagon Money Man to Oversee Defense of NATO Computer Networks

July 1, 2017 The last time Kevin Scheid worked at NATO, defense spending across the alliance felt the crunch of the 2009 global recession. Back then, the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency — a 900-people strong procurement organization within the alliance where he was deputy general manager — was about to lose...

Departing Air Force Undersecretary Warns of Budget Uncertainty

June 30, 2017 Lisa Disbrow joined the Air Force in 1985 with her sights set on a career in intelligence. The Cold War was still hot when she first began watching the Soviet Union’s moves as a second lieutenant with the Air Force's Indication and Warning Center. “We watched where the Bear [bomber]...

Departing Air Force Undersecretary Warns of Budget Uncertainty

June 30, 2017 Lisa Disbrow joined the Air Force in 1985 with her sights set on a career in intelligence. The Cold War was still hot when she first began watching the Soviet Union’s moves as a second lieutenant with the Air Force's Indication and Warning Center. “We watched where the Bear [bomber]...

Trump, Erdogan and Raqqa; Mattis on Afghanistan; The ‘next big fight’ in Iraq; The future of counterterrorism; $1.3B in arms to Taiwan; And a bit more.

June 30, 2017 President Trump’s busy morning. The U.S. president likely just finished speaking to his Turkish counterpart right about now, if the White House is sticking to its schedule. That phone call takes place just hours after Trump’s envoy to the ISIS war, Brett McGurk, settled into Ankara this morning after a...