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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.

How the Pentagon mobilized to support tech startups after bank failure

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank presents the Defense Department with warnings—and opportunities.


Defense industry decries possible GOP-led spending cuts

Trade group letter begs lawmakers to avoid another sequestration deal.


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.


How Ash Carter changed the Pentagon’s weapons buying

Over decades, the physicist-turned-defense leader worked to speed up and streamline arms procurement.


Defense firms sound inflation alarm as Congress mulls 2023 budget

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


The new Air Force Ones are late, so the old planes need more cash, official Says

Air Force acquisition chief cites 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.


Former Pentagon no. 2 named head of defense industry group

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


Russia’s invasion will boost 2023 defense budget, top Democrat Says

Rep. Adam Smith: Putin’s war “fundamentally altered what our national security posture” needs to be.


Mike Bloomberg named chair of Defense Innovation Board

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