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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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'Space Force' Windfall Unclear for Eager Defense Companies

April 10, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the Pentagon reorganizes its oversight of space and figures out the right mix of its future satellites, a similar transformation is going on with companies who build the spacecraft, rockets, and technology the Defense Department seeks. Traditional large defense firms and small commercial startups are...

Shanahan Touts Unity in Space-Force Pitch, But Disagreements Clearly Remain

April 9, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — This was supposed to be a week in which Pentagon leaders would “share our thinking and lay out our unified, whole-of-government plan to ensure U.S. leadership” in space. But less than an hour after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan uttered those words, It became clear that...

Shanahan Touts Unity in Space-Force Pitch, But Disagreements Clearly Remain

April 9, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — This was supposed to be a week in which Pentagon leaders would “share our thinking and lay out our unified, whole-of-government plan to ensure U.S. leadership” in space. But less than an hour after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan uttered those words, It became clear that...

Sorry, Florida, Looks Like You’re Not Getting U.S. Space Command

April 9, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — Despite Florida lawmakers’ push to land the military’s newest command, the Pentagon is not considering any locations in the state, according to Air Force documents. Four bases in Colorado, one in California, and one in Alabama are among the locations under consideration, according to an Air...

Sorry, Florida, Looks Like You’re Not Getting US Space Command

April 8, 2019 COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO — Despite Florida lawmakers’ push to land the military’s newest command, the Pentagon is not considering any locations in the state, according to Air Force documents. Four bases in Colorado, one in California, and one in Alabama are among the locations under consideration, according to an Air...

Pentagon’s Focus On China and Russia Expected to Alter US Arms Sales

April 4, 2019 As the U.S. military shifts its focus to Russia and China, American arms exports are expected to make a similar shift to allies in Europe and Asia, experts say. Arms export data already shows a shift away from the Middle East, where Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE have...

New Boeing tanker woe; Missile mystery; Selling the Space Force; and more...

April 4, 2019 As the weeks go on and the weather gets warmer, we continue to peel the onion that is the Pentagon’s budget request. This week, we’re focusing on bombs and missiles. Over the past five years, the U.S. military has expended a lot of expensive munitions, mostly in the air campaign...

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

April 2, 2019 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lifting an idea from the Army and a name from the Star Wars universe, the U.S. Navy is assembling a team of engineers, researchers, and even hackers to develop ways to fight off swarms of cheap commercial drones. The so-called JYN effort is the latest in a series of steps...

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

April 2, 2019 Lifting an idea from the Army and a name from the Star Wars universe, the U.S. Navy is assembling a team of engineers, researchers, and even hackers to develop ways to fight off swarms of cheap commercial drones. The so-called JYN effort is the latest in a series of steps...

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

April 1, 2019 Lifting an idea from the Army and a name from the Star Wars universe, the U.S. Navy is assembling a team of engineers, researchers, and even hackers to develop ways to fight off swarms of cheap commercial drones. The so-called JYN effort is the latest in a series of steps...