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Marcus Weisgerber

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.
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Mattis on 2018 Budget: ‘We Have Got to Get a Bill Passed’

July 17, 2017 The Trump administration and congressional GOP leaders say they want to give the military a budget boost in 2018, but the spending bills they are drawing up are so far beyond legal limits that they’ll be automatically chopped back down — unless a much broader budget deal can be worked...

Mattis on 2018 Budget: ‘We Have Got to Get a Bill Passed’

July 14, 2017 The Trump administration and congressional GOP leaders say they want to give the military a budget boost in 2018, but the spending bills they are drawing up are so far beyond legal limits that they’ll be automatically chopped back down — unless a much broader budget deal can be worked...

Unmanned ships to pad the Navy’s fleet?; F-35’s cost to rise; Romania wants Patriots, and a lot more.

July 13, 2017 When people talk about President Trump’s plans for a bigger military, the 355-ship Navy is often the first thing they cite. Shipbuilders say they’re ready and lobbying groups have flooded email inboxes with cries for more, more, more. The man who would oversee the effort to grow the fleet is...

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

July 10, 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...

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...