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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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The secret history of the Air Force One shadow fleet

Service officials do not acknowledge the existence of four of the world's most prominent Boeing 757s.


I'm terrible at goodbyes

Your humble Defense Business Brief scribe is moving on.


The Navy has its first giant robotic submarine

The Boeing-made vessel will now undergoing trials that will inform future robo subs.


RTX CEO Greg Hayes to step down in May

President Chris Calio will take over as the company works to boost production of key weapons needed in Ukraine.


Funding on ‘fumes:’ The Pentagon is nearly out of money to replace weapons sent to Ukraine

DOD preps a last request after Republican lawmakers reject the White House’s $61.4 billion aid bill.


NSA woos talent with flexibility in workday, careers, director says

A spy agency that assumed employees would stick around for decades is getting comfortable with ones who come and go, Nakasone said in an interview.


The Army doesn’t know where a lot of its excess arms and gear are

As allies' needs soar, officials are racing to get a clearer picture of what's available.


Defense One Radio, Ep. 133: Unpacking the 2023 Air, Space & Cyber conference

In this episode, we review several things we learned at the Air & Space Forces Association's biggest annual event.


Air Force looks to move spy-plane sensors to satellites

Among the draws: space-based gear can often be built and launched faster than aircraft can be modified.


Military hopes commercial airlines adopt new hybrid plane design

The head of U.S. Transportation Command says blended wing body designs could provide more efficient, especially if they can fly from existing airports.


Army wants lighter Abrams tank with new tech for future wars

The service will abandon one modernization effort in favor of a more sophisticated upgrade.


Anduril buys drone maker Blue Force Technologies amid Pentagon push for autonomous aircraft

The acquisition marks the California-based startup’s expansion from software to military weapons.