Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.

Latest articles

Supporters say the close-air-support aircraft saved lives in Iraq and Afghanistan and can’t be replaced.

  • Apr 10, 2014

IG’s report says the database, aimed at addressing conflicts of interest, is not being properly maintained.

  • Apr 7, 2014

With spending shrinking, companies fight harder for contracts, and protest more often when rivals win them.

  • Apr 4, 2014

Neptune Aviation threatened to sue when it lost out on a job, then demanded a consolation prize.

  • Apr 2, 2014

The Defense Department would take back responsibility from the Office of Personnel Management.

  • Mar 20, 2014

A roundup of business news.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Probes reveal “missed opportunities for intervention” that could have prevented gunman’s access.

  • Mar 18, 2014

Prosecutors say Thomas J. Cicatello claimed to work hundreds of hours reviewing vital battlefield data.

  • Mar 18, 2014

The former detainees said employees of government contractor CACI severely mistreated them at a prison.

  • Mar 18, 2014

The contractor is expanding its cyber business into commercial markets as federal defense spending decreases.

  • Mar 12, 2014

In the wake of Edward Snowden, contractors are tracking keystrokes and monitoring employees’ behavior.

  • Mar 7, 2014

The contractor is accused of taking shortcuts in hundreds of thousands of security background checks.

  • Mar 7, 2014

Missteps go unreported by officials who want to avoid the fallout of a negative review, she said.

  • Mar 6, 2014

Senator compares USIS practice of reviewing its background checks to “letting the fox guard the henhouse.”

  • Feb 27, 2014

OPM offers little explanation for dropping, after more than a year, a huge grant sought by dozens of firms.

  • Feb 27, 2014

Executives allegedly got bonuses while USIS rushed background checks on federal employees.

  • Feb 11, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs review found 15 sets of remains buried in the wrong spots.

  • Feb 7, 2013

Some officials, veterans groups and families say their confidence in the highly rated National Cemetery Administration has been shaken.

  • Apr 25, 2012

The children who don’t get read to at home also don’t get to the library. So the libraries are trying to go to them. But early literacy outreach efforts are limited by tight budgets, librarians say.

  • Mar 18, 2012

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales had served three tours in Iraq, been told he would not have to go to Afghanistan, lawyer says.

  • Mar 17, 2012
Load More
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 DC National Guard."