Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


After three recent failed attempts to resupply the International Space Station, a Russian spacecraft is set to try again Friday.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Concerns are rising that the OPM’s decision to shut down the system could have widespread affects for the business of government

  • Jul 1, 2015

Pentagon officials are pushing back against a blog post that claimed that “test pilot admits the F-35 can’t dogfight.”

  • Jul 1, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management announced Monday that it was taking the Web-based system used for background investigations offline after a “vulnerability” was discovered.

  • Jul 1, 2015

A GAO report says the Air Force has not fully assessed the cost savings of its plan to retire the venerable, and beloved, workhouse of its fleet.

  • Jun 29, 2015

The explosion of a SpaceX rocket was the third catastrophe for a resupply mission since October.

  • Jun 28, 2015

It was the third cargo mission to the International Space Station to be lost in recent months and was a setback for plans to test the landing of a rocket booster on a platform at sea.

  • Jun 28, 2015

Two rockets headed to the space station recently crashed and burned. Now it’s SpaceX’s turn to deliver.

  • Jun 27, 2015

OneWeb, which plans to beam the Internet from hundreds of satellites, announced it was ordering 65 launches from Virgin Galatic are Arianspace in what it says is the largest commercial rocket acquisition ever.

  • Jun 25, 2015

Members of Congress at a hearing questioned the speed of the deal and the viability of the contractor.

  • Jun 24, 2015
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Christian Davenport covers federal contracting for the Financial desk. He 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."
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