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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.
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US Navy to Create Chief Learning Officer, Overhaul Sailor Education

February 12, 2019 A new Naval University, a new three-star training officer, and a new civilian “chief learning officer” top a list of education reforms intended to better prepare sailors and Marines for future conflicts, U.S. Navy officials said Tuesday. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer laid out these changes and more in a Feb....

The US Air Force Has Won Control of the Space Force

February 12, 2019 Detailed planning for the proposed Space Force is expected to be handed over soon to the U.S. Air Force, a sign that Pentagon leaders — many of whom opposed the notion of consolidating military space operations in a new organization — have found a version that they can support. In...

DOD: Big companies move too slowly; SOCOM’s shopping list; 2020 budget reveal slips to March and more.

February 7, 2019 The defense industry is never shy about urging the Pentagon to move faster when buying everything from equipment to weapons. But this week, two top Pentagon acquisition officials turned the tables, saying that defense firms are moving too slowly themselves. First came James Smith, the acquisition executive for U.S. Special...

U.S. Navy Re-Evaluating 355-Ship Goal

February 4, 2019 The U.S. Navy is re-evaluating its goal of a 355-ship fleet as the Pentagon shifts to meet increased competition with Russia and China, the service’s top officer said Friday. “In light of the new National Defense Strategy and changes in the security environment since that was put out, we’re doing...

US Navy Re-Evaluating 355-Ship Goal

February 1, 2019 The U.S. Navy is re-evaluating its goal of a 355-ship fleet as the Pentagon shifts to meet increased competition with Russia and China, the service’s top officer said Friday. “In light of the new National Defense Strategy and changes in the security environment since that was put out, we’re doing...

US Navy Places First 2-Carrier Order in Three Decades

January 31, 2019 The U.S. Navy ordered two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers Thursday, the first time the Pentagon has placed a dual order for these types of ships since the 1980s. The decision to buy two Ford-class carriers simultaneously — which service officials say will save taxpayers $4 billion — comes as the Navy...

Second shutdown looms over earnings week; What’s up with L3-Harris merger ; F-35’s flashy rollout; and more.

January 31, 2019 Take a deep breath; Q1 earnings week is just about over. For those of us who listen in on company conference calls (*pats self on back*) or just read the transcripts later, this is the first of four weeks per year that are...let’s just say they’re time-consuming. But it’s an...

Will Space Force Boost Already-Rising Spending on Satellites?

January 30, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The U.S. military and intelligence community’s appetite for satellites and associated gear is growing, and the coming reorganization dubbed Space Force may boost it further. Leaders of Harris said they are already seeing an uptick in spending, mostly for classified space projects, as the military buys new satellites and ground...

Will Space Force Give an Extra Boost to Satellite Spending?

January 29, 2019 The U.S. military and intelligence community’s appetite for satellites and associated gear is growing, and the coming reorganization dubbed Space Force may boost it further. Leaders of Harris said they are already seeing an uptick in spending, mostly for classified space projects, as the military buys new satellites and ground...

Shutdown ‘really impacting business’; Goldfein loves new T-X; Tech titans to talk at AFA; and more.

January 24, 2019 As we hit send on this week’s issue, the U.S. government has been partially shut down for 34 days. A growing list of Band-Aid measures aims to reduce the impact on the average American. For example, many thousands of federal employees are being forced to work without pay, including Coast...