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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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Where We're Headed in 2018

January 1, 2018 In lieu of reviewing the top stories of the year gone by, Defense One presents a look ahead. Here’s what to expect in 2018. Commander in Chief Trump At 7:21 a.m. on New Year’s Day, you were probably still knocked out from the champagne after kissing 2017 goodbye. President Donald...

Congress Rushes Pentagon $4B for Missile Defense Improvements

December 26, 2017 Congress might have kicked the federal-budget can another four weeks down the road on Thursday, but it did give the Pentagon $4 billion for missile defense projects that the Trump administration says are needed to counter North Korea. The money will go toward adding missile interceptors to an Army base...

Congress Rushes Pentagon $4B for Missile Defense Improvements

December 22, 2017 Congress might have kicked the federal-budget can another four weeks down the road on Thursday, but it did give the Pentagon $4 billion for missile defense projects that the Trump administration says are needed to counter North Korea. The money will go toward adding missile interceptors to an Army base...

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

December 22, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Earlier this month at an undisclosed location in the Middle East, computers using special algorithms helped intelligence analysts identify objects in a video feed from a small ScanEagle drone over the battlefield. A few days into the trials, the computer identified objects — people, cars, types of building — correctly...

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

December 22, 2017 Earlier this month at an undisclosed location in the Middle East, computers using special algorithms helped intelligence analysts identify objects in a video feed from a small ScanEagle drone over the battlefield. A few days into the trials, the computer identified objects — people, cars, types of building — correctly...

What to watch for in 2018; How to run a successful Pentagon program; Boeing unveils new drone, and more.

December 21, 2017 It’s time for our annual look-ahead edition of the Global Business Brief! Something missing from my list? Let me know. Now off we go... The splitting of the undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics office into the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and the undersecretary for research and engineering on...

The Pentagon’s New Artificial Intelligence Is Already Hunting Terrorists

December 21, 2017 Earlier this month at an undisclosed location in the Middle East, computers using special algorithms helped intelligence analysts identify objects in a video feed from a small ScanEagle drone over the battlefield. A few days into the trials, the computer identified objects — people, cars, types of building — correctly...

Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

December 14, 2017 The Pentagon will delay a Jan. 1 deadline for all of its suppliers to meet a set of new regulations largely designed to better protect sensitive military data and weapon blueprints. By year’s end, companies must instead merely show that they have a plan in place to meet the regulations,...

Trump’s AF1 & F-35 tweets, one year on. Canada-Boeing feud deepens. Global arms sales rise, and more.

December 14, 2017 Remember when then-President-elect Donald Trump threw shade at a new Air Force One and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter? A year ago, those tweets had defense firms “shaking in their boots,” as I said at the time. So how have Boeing and Lockheed stocks responded since then? On Dec. 6,...

Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules

December 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Pentagon will delay a Jan. 1 deadline for all of its suppliers to meet a set of new regulations largely designed to better protect sensitive military data and weapon blueprints. By year’s end, companies must instead merely show that they have a plan in place to meet the regulations,...