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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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Six takeaways from earning calls; Pentagon is still refusing new F-35s; Earnings recap, and a bit more

April 26, 2018 Despite Wall Street’s recent roller-coaster ride, defense firms have largely been in good shape. As they reported first-quarter earnings for 2018 this week, we got to hear what CEOs think about the budget deal passed by Congress earlier this year and how it’s changing their calculus. Lockheed Martin is certainly...

JEDI Will Be Just One of Many Clouds, Says Pentagon’s No. 2

April 24, 2018 The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract is just one slice of the Defense Department’s potential cloud business, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Shanahan told reporters Tuesday at a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington that the single-award JEDI contract “represents less than 20 percent” of the Defense...

JEDI Will Be Just One of Many Clouds, Says Pentagon’s No. 2

April 24, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract is just one slice of the Defense Department’s potential cloud business, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Shanahan told reporters Tuesday at a Defense Writers Group breakfast in Washington that the single-award JEDI contract “represents less than 20 percent” of the Defense...

U.S. Air Force to Put Sensors on Allies’ Satellites

April 23, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The U.S. Air Force is planning to put sensors on allies’ satellites to boost deterrence, increase resiliency — and simply get them to orbit sooner. The move is intended to diversify the makeup of military spacecraft that circle the Earth, better protecting them from an enemy...

US Air Force to Put Sensors on Allies’ Satellites

April 21, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The U.S. Air Force is planning to put sensors on allies’ satellites to boost deterrence, increase resiliency — and simply get them to orbit sooner. The move is intended to diversify the makeup of military spacecraft that circle the Earth, better protecting them from an enemy...

BREAKING: Drone-export rules to relax; Air Force leaders want to change space; Chat with Boeing's defense boss; and more.

April 19, 2018 Just before we hit send on this week’s newsletter, the Trump administration announced it wants to relax arms-export policies so that U.S. companies can sell drones to certain allies. This is so U.S. companies can compete against Chinese and Russian drone manufacturers, administration officials said on a conference call Thursday...

US Air Force Is Moving Faster on Space Contracts, Industry Execs Say

April 17, 2018 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Industry executives say they’re already seeing the U.S. Air Force move faster on various space-related contracts. Service leaders say they’re just getting started. Next up: an overhaul of its Los Angeles-based Space and Missile Systems Center, which oversees the branch’s purchase of new satellites and launch...

Pentagon Names First Head of Software Acquisition

April 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In another sign of the Defense Department's desire to change the way it buys and develops software for its weapons, Ellen Lord, the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has tapped Jeff Boleng—a former Air Force cybersecurity operations officer who is now the acting chief technology officer at Carnegie Mellon University—as...

Less Navy at Sea-Air-Space; A talk with new Phantom Works chief; Shipyard update; and more.

April 12, 2018 The Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space exposition is probably the most diverse trade show in the U.S. On the exhibit hall floor, there’s a full-range of technology on display from ships, to helicopters, electronics and more. (Full disclosure: Defense One is a media partner with the conference, and provided the livestream...

Roller coaster for defense stocks; Tariffs & trade wars; Skunk Works gets a new chief, and lots more.

April 5, 2018 It’s been a roller-coaster few weeks in the world of defense — not least for industry stocks, down after record highs in January and February. Wall Street is worried about a trade war. Although some analysts say fears of a trade war are overblown, Wall Street’s jitters have helped bring...