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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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Military Chiefs Sound Alarm at Proposal to Hold 2022 Spending to Last Year’s Level

In Wednesday testimony to lawmakers, service leaders decry what would be a record-breaking continuing resolution.

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Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

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Finland Chooses F-35 Over Super Hornet, 3 European Fighters

It’s the second win this year for the F-35 in a European fighter competition.

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Defense Spending Could Rise, Wall Street Analysis Say

Ten months into the Biden administration, predictions of flat budgets are evaporating amid inflation and Congress delays.

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Defense Industry Asks White House to Allow COVID Tests to Substitute for Vax Mandate

Nation’s largest military shipbuilder says it won’t comply until mandate is written into a contract.

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Key Pentagon Posts Remain Vacant Amid Supply-Chain Crisis

The Biden administration has not even nominated a defense undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment.

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Rising Inflation Is Beginning to Worry Pentagon Leaders

Higher salaries and more expensive weapons looming large as the Defense Department assembles next budget proposal.

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Air Force-Backed Startup Reveals Hypersonic Aircraft Prototype

The company fired the drone’s afterburning engine during a ceremony in Atlanta.

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As COVID Hits Defense Factories, Some Workers Push Back on Vaccine Mandate

Some Republican lawmakers say the requirement will compromise national security.

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Raytheon: Vaccine Mandate Will Likely Add to Supply Chain Disruptions

But CEO Greg Hayes says his business will boom if everyone would just get the shot.

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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.