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Marcus Weisgerber

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.
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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Lockheed Opens New Hypersonic Weapons Factory In Alabama

The manufacturing plant is the third digital factory opened by the world’s largest defense contractor this year.

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Defense Business Board Relaunches After Pentagon Review

Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named chair of the diverse advisory board.

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Just Half of Workers at Two Critical Shipyards Are Vaccinated

The sobering numbers offer a snapshot of defense contractors’ struggle to get workers vaccinated.

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Trump’s Red, White & Blue Air Force One Paint Job is Not Final, General Says

The concept image is “just something that’s on a paper,” according to Air Force acquisition official.

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Five Ways 9/11 Changed the Defense Industry

More outsourcing, more services contracts, more generals on corporate boards—and that's just for starters.

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The Pandemic Has Cost the Pentagon at Least $13.6B and Counting

And that figure could rise as the Defense Department starts mandatory COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated civilian workers.

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It Really Was 800+ Afghans on That Plane. They Forgot to Count the Kids.

The iconic photo of Reach 871, the packed U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo plane, touched people around the world—and highlighted the dire situation now facing Afghans.

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Inside Reach 871, A U.S. C-17 Packed With 640 Afghans Trying to Escape the Taliban

The Air Force evacuation flight from Kabul to Qatar came near the record for most people ever flown in the Boeing airlifter.

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As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates

The Association for the U.S. Army said it will not limit attendance unless required by the local government.

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Lockheed Loses $225M on Secret Project, Lowers F-35 Production Forecast

Company will press ahead on aeronautics project in hopes of turning it into a profitable production program.

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Rocket Startup Could Get Huge Boost from Lockheed Martin Buying Aerojet Rocketdyne

Ursa Major is developing a family of rocket engines for commercial and defense customers.

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Shipbuilder Warns of Layoffs if Biden Doesn’t Buy More Destroyers

Bath Iron Works told Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks it will need to cut its workforce by 2,500 if more ships aren’t ordered soon.

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KC-46 Tankers Expand Mission Workload, Start Refueling F-35s

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks was briefed about the new tankers at a New Hampshire base Wednesday.