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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 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.
Policy

Defense Industry Asks White House to Allow COVID Tests to Substitute for Vax Mandate

Nation’s largest military shipbuilder says it won’t comply until mandate is written into a contract.

Policy

Key Pentagon Posts Remain Vacant Amid Supply-Chain Crisis

The Biden administration has not even nominated a defense undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment.

Business

Rising Inflation Is Beginning to Worry Pentagon Leaders

Higher salaries and more expensive weapons looming large as the Defense Department assembles next budget proposal.

Threats

US Manufacturing Decline is Hurting National Security, Report Warns

A Ronald Reagan Institute task force says the government needs to spend more on job training and manufacturing infrastructure.

Science & Tech

Air Force-Backed Startup Reveals Hypersonic Aircraft Prototype

The company fired the drone’s afterburning engine during a ceremony in Atlanta.

Business

Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Partner to Develop 5G Tech for the Military

The companies recently connected a military communications network to a commercial 5G network.

Business

Lockheed Expects Revenue Decline Amid F-35 Cuts, Afghanistan Pullout

CEO Jim Taiclet also said the company's purchase of Aerojet Rocketdyne is delayed.

Business

Raytheon: Vaccine Mandate Will Likely Add to Supply Chain Disruptions

But CEO Greg Hayes says his business will boom if everyone would just get the shot.