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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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Mattis: No Pentagon Policy Changes Since Trump-Putin Helsinki Summit

July 27, 2018 The July 11 summit in Helsinki has not prompted any policy changes at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday. During an impromptu briefing at the Pentagon, Mattis said he wasn’t doing anything different in Syria in the wake of the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian...

Pentagon Creates ‘Do Not Buy’ List of Russian, Chinese Software

July 27, 2018 The Pentagon is warning the military and its contractors not to use software it deems to have Russian and Chinese connections, according to the U.S. Defense Department’s acquisition chief. Officials have begun circulating a “Do Not Buy” list of software that does not meet “national security standards,” Ellen Lord, defense...

Curing the Farnborough hangover with earnings; Saudi ships, 3D printed satellites and a lot more.

July 26, 2018 I still have a Farnborough Air Show hangover, so let’s talk about something else, shall we. It’s earnings week with all of the “big guys” reporting, so let’s start there. The theme of the week: Business is good. Halfway through the year, companies are largely expecting to make more money...

New Details About the F-15X That Boeing is Pitching the U.S. Air Force

July 26, 2018 The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned. If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon's first new Eagles since a 2002...

No-Bid Maintenance Contract Sweetens Air Force One Deal for Boeing

July 25, 2018 Boeing’s deal to turn two 747s into flying White Houses is actually somewhat sweeter than its initial $3.9 billion price tag. A newly released Air Force contract document shows that the Chicago-based aerospace giant will also receive a no-bid contract likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain the...

New Details About the F-15X That Boeing is Pitching the US Air Force

July 25, 2018 The new F-15 combat aircraft that Boeing is pitching to the U.S. Air Force would have a single-seat cockpit and a host of new weapons, including anti-ship missiles, Defense One has learned. If the Air Force bites, the so-called F-15X would be the Pentagon's first new Eagles since a 2002...

No-Bid Maintenance Contract Sweetens Air Force One Deal for Boeing

July 24, 2018 Boeing’s deal to turn two 747s into flying White Houses is actually somewhat sweeter than its initial $3.9 billion price tag. A newly released Air Force contract document shows that the Chicago-based aerospace giant will also receive a no-bid contract likely worth hundreds of millions of dollars to maintain the...

What we learned at Farnborough; One-on-one with Raytheon CEO; Planes and lots more.

July 19, 2018 Folks attending the Farnborough Air Show in England this week talked about two things in short supply: news and noise. To be sure, major arms deals are rarely expected here (or in Paris), both shows where the commercial market. It’s not Dubai, where a secretive government might announce a multibillion-dollar...

Boeing Is Pitching the U.S. a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan

July 18, 2018 FARNBOROUGH, UK — Boeing is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new F-15 fighter jet using the same business strategy that convinced the Trump administration to buy more Super Hornet warplanes for the Navy. Dubbed the F-15X, the new variant of the venerable jet offers more modern flight controls,...

Boeing Is Pitching the US a New F-15, Using Its Super Hornet Game Plan

July 18, 2018 FARNBOROUGH, UK — Boeing is quietly pitching the U.S. Air Force a new F-15 fighter jet using the same business strategy that convinced the Trump administration to buy more Super Hornet warplanes for the Navy. Dubbed the F-15X, the new variant of the venerable jet offers more modern flight controls,...