Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Rep. Mac Thornberry wants to be rid of “barnacles” that hinder purchases of weapons and other supplies.

  • Mar 22, 2015

The giant Bethesda-based defense firm known for making weapons of war now takes aim at climate change.

  • Mar 20, 2015

The world’s largest defense contractor has set its sights on a different threat to national security: climate change.

  • Mar 20, 2015

At a congressional hearing, experts questioned the well-connected company’s practices.

  • Mar 19, 2015

In latest barb, SpaceX is complaining that competitor ULA is receiving government “subsidy.”

  • Mar 16, 2015

Lockheed Martin says its spacecraft can ferry items to the space lab and even be a habitat in deep space.

  • Mar 13, 2015

The expandable habitat made by Bigelow Aerospace has recently passed NASA’s rigorous certification requirements and is scheduled to be flown to the International Space Station in September

  • Mar 13, 2015

NASA completes successful test of its new Space Launch System rocket, which it says may one day take astronauts to Mars.

  • Mar 11, 2015

With increased dependence on contractors, NASA has fueled a more robust commercial space industry.

  • Mar 9, 2015

A panel of administrative judges said the fight between the space companies owned by Musk and Bezos can continue.

  • Mar 6, 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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