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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.
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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.

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Defense industry decries possible GOP-led spending cuts

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

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OK Boomer: what today’s young shipyard workers want

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

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R&D tax break gone from fiscal 2023 spending bill

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

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.

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‘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.

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Boeing Defense to cut execs, consolidate divisions

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

Contracts

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.

Contracts

Defense firms sound inflation alarm as Congress mulls 2023 budget

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

Contracts

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Raytheon Technologies to move HQ from Massachusetts to Northern Virginia

The move means the five largest defense contractors will all call the D.C. region home.

Contracts

Pentagon reorganizes industrial policy office to shore up defense firms, supply chain

The restructure gives two new deputies to the assistant secretary for industrial policy—and "dissolves" another.

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OneWeb stands up US board as communications company eyes American business

Sue Gordon, a former top intelligence officer, has been named the panel’s chair.

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Defense firms brace for billions of dollars in new taxes, and hope for congressional relief

If a 2017 law stays in place, there’s a fear U.S. companies would reduce research-and-development spending.

Contracts

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.