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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.
Breaking News Business

Army Chooses Bell V-280 to Replace Its Black Hawk Helicopters

Bell beat the Defiant-X pitched, a compound coaxial helicopter offered by a Sikorsky-Boeing team.

Policy

Austin Urges Congress to Pass a Budget, Citing China Threat

But the secretary left inflation, supply chain, and worker woes out of his speech to the Reagan National Defense Forum.

Science & Tech

Air Force Unveils New B-21 Stealth Bomber After Seven Years in the Making

Hundreds of VIPs and thousands of Northrop employees applauded as tail number 0001 was shown off with help from lasers and fog machines.

Exclusive Business

US Trying to Persuade More Allies to Send NASAMS Missiles to Ukraine, Raytheon CEO Says

If U.S. officials can broker a deal, Kyiv won’t have to wait for factory-produced interceptors.

Threats

Just Half of Americans Trust the Military, Survey Finds

Most want to continue helping Ukraine—and most don’t think there’s a clear China strategy, according to the Reagan Institute poll.

Business

Russia-Ukraine War Has Influenced How BAE Systems Designed Army Bradley Replacement

The company is including optional armor and making it easy to add counter-drone technology.

Business

Revealed: The Public Finally Gets to See the B-21 Stealth Bomber this Week

Some of the Northrop Grumman employees building the secret plane also worked on the B-2 bomber.

Business

Will Tech Layoffs Finally Help Defense Firms Get the Engineers They Seek?

Some observers say industry and government are moving too slowly to capitalize on a unique opportunity.

Science & Tech

Air Force Flies New Tanker for 36 Hours Straight

It’s part of a Pentagon trend of wringing surprising performance out of existing weapons.

Business

Boeing Defense to Cut Execs, Consolidate Divisions

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

Science & Tech

Engine Tests Move Hypersonic Aircraft Closer to First Flight

Hermeus’ engine successfully shifted from turbojet to ramjet power during trials at Notre Dame Lab.

Exclusive Threats

More Than 100 C-130s Are Down, Likely Because Mechanics Scratched Their Propellers, Air Force Says

The standard practice of inscribing serial numbers during inspections turns out to be counterproductive.

Business

Meet the Man Trying to Change the Culture of Boeing Defense

CEO Ted Colbert says reducing groupthink is part of the path to a nimbler, networked weapons company.