Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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After a fire grounded the fleet, the Pentagon celebrated the completion of the first 2 jets ordered by Australia.

  • Jul 24, 2014

The firm is accused of defrauding the government. So Cummings and Coburn ask: why award it new work?

  • Jul 17, 2014

Investigators continue to work to determine what caused an engine fire last month.

  • Jul 15, 2014

The battle for the armored vehicle contract reflects the fierce competition that often takes place behind the scenes for government work.

  • Jul 10, 2014

The move comes as the much-heralded fighter jet was expected to make its international debut in Britain

  • Jul 3, 2014

A fire this week in an F-35 comes as the fighter jet is preparing to make its international debut in England.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The award comes after the company won the coveted Marine One helicopter contract in May.

  • Jun 26, 2014

One of the jet fighters caught fire during takeoff Monday at a Florida Air Force base.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Whether buying helicopters or hammers, agencies say having multiple bidders leads to best prices.

  • Jun 25, 2014

The head of the Lockheed-Boeing firm also fires back at Elon Musk’s SpaceX, saying it “cut corners.”

  • Jun 18, 2014

The vessels were intended for police patrols, but they were never sent over. They sit unused in a warehouse.

  • Jun 12, 2014

CEO Marillyn Hewson says in speech that international expansion is key to the Bethesda-based company.

  • Jun 9, 2014

Many large corporations, especially defense contractors, pay for home security, drivers and private air travel.

  • Jun 6, 2014

A Pentagon investigation found Northrop and DynCorp improperly charged more than $100 million.

  • Jun 3, 2014

The Bethesda-based firm will build a radar system designed to track thousands of pieces of space junk orbiting Earth.

  • Jun 2, 2014

In a series of tweets, Elon Musk alleges a revolving door exists in the national security launch business.

  • May 23, 2014

The number of suspensions and debarments has grown significantly as the U.S. tries to trim waste.

  • May 21, 2014

A probe finds lax oversight, improper billing and unchecked overtime on narco-terrorism contract.

  • May 19, 2014

The long-awaited appointment to the list last month comes as the cemetery celebrates its 150th anniversary

  • May 16, 2014

Watchdogs groups accused the N.Y. congressman of pushing pork. He says he was just doing his job.

  • May 15, 2014
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About Christian

Christian Davenport covers federal contracting for the Financial desk. He first joined The Post in 2000 and has had an array of assignments including covering the DC-area sniper shootings, the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Fort Hood shootings and the burial problems at Arlington National Cemetery.

Before joining the Financial staff, Christian was an editor on the Metro desk, overseeing coverage of local government and politics. He has also worked at Newsday, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Austin American-Statesman and is the author of "As You Were: To War and Back with the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard."