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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor

Marcus Weisgerber
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 16 years, 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. Marcus’ work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other U.S. and international publications. He has provided expert analysis on BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM and other television and radio networks. In 2018, he won a Neal Award for his coverage of the Pentagon and defense industry. Marcus served as vice president of the Pentagon Press Association from 2015 to 2022. An avid hockey fan, Marcus earned a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.

Leonardo DRS CEO: Supply chains have ‘stabilized,’ but certain parts remain hard to get

In the meantime, the company is pushing to have its electric drive technology integrated on more ship classes.

Exclusive Companies

On Day 1 of ownership, L3Harris pledges to invest in Aerojet Rocketdyne

In an interview, the new president of what is now a segment of L3Harris Technologies also touted the rocket-maker’s workforce.


Lockheed fears L3Harris will block access to Aerojet’s rockets

Lockheed Martin has begun making investments in other rocket makers amid its concern over what L3Harris Technologies' agreement to buy Aerojet Rocketdyne means.


Raytheon CEO 'would like certainty' out of L3Harris-Aerojet agreement

Greg Hayes also believes Aerojet Rocketdyne's work as a maker of solid rocket motors should improve if regulators greenlight its sale to L3Harris Technologies.


WT 360's Info Session: The largest Navy conference, banking, cyber, and figuring out JADC2

Lauren Williams and Marcus Weisgerber from our partner publication Defense One jump into the conversation to go over all things military, technology and budgets as they are always key watch items for companies.


HII sees acquisitions as bolstering growth beyond surface ships

The nation’s largest shipbuilder expects “mission tech” like artificial intelligence and undersea drones to outpace revenue from surface combatants.


Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with both warnings and opportunities.


CEOs downplay anticipated gridlock on Capitol Hill, defense spending cuts

The chief executives at Lockheed Martin and Raytheon also say pandemic-era supply-chain woes are subsiding.


Defense industry decries possible GOP-led spending cuts

The Aerospace Industries Association begs lawmakers to avoid another sequestration deal.


OK Boomer: what today’s young shipyard workers want

Chicken sandwiches and WiFi for starters, says the head of HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding segment.


R&D tax break gone from fiscal 2023 spending bill

Defense industry leaders have credited the multibillion-dollar tax break with spurring innovation.

Exclusive Contracts

Inside the Army’s newest spy plane

Already watching over Ukraine, Leidos’ ARTEMIS is part of the service’s growing fleet of contractor-owned intelligence aircraft.


‘Can we actually build it?’ Defense CEOs and other leaders look ahead to uncertain 2023

The war in Ukraine, worker shortages, inflation and many other factors when all added up have me it more difficult and more expensive to produce the most in-demand weapons.


Boeing Defense to cut execs, consolidate divisions

The reorganization is part of a wider culture change pushed by the business unit’s new CEO.


It’s official: Space Force sets sights on smaller satellites

The newest service’s acquisition chief also calls for more fixed-price contracts and fewer classified programs.


Defense firms sound inflation alarm as Congress mulls 2023 budget

One trade association says Pentagon would lose $110 billion in buying power.


Engine deals reveal US wants to maintain three warplane makers

But the multibillion-dollar deals raise questions about just how far along the Next Generation Air Dominance program is.


Boeing, Northrop Grumman join group pushing 3D printing to small suppliers

The White House-backed compact is also part of an effort to make supply chains more resilient.


At UK airshow, defense execs warn of inflation, supply chains, and worker shortages 

The Biden administration needs to invest in apprentice schools, CEO of top aerospace and defense firm says.