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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.
Emerging Tech

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.

Personnel

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.

Personnel

Biden’s No. 2 defense industry policy official leaves post

It’s unclear why Jesse Salazar has left, the latest in a string of recent Pentagon departures.

Personnel

Former Pentagon No. 2 named head of defense industry group

The appointment comes after the former CEO clashed with the trade association’s board.

Congress

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.

Policy

US defense firms could take hit as West sanctions Russia

The country plays a small but important role in both supply chains and sales.

Emerging Tech

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

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