Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Under development for years by the military and the defense industry, lasers have moved from science-fiction fantasy, to the laboratory and, just recently, to the Persian Gulf.

  • Dec 19, 2014

The contractor becomes the second provider of background checks to be hit in recent months.

  • Dec 18, 2014

The inspector general’s report is the second in recent months to accuse a top-ranking VA acquisitions official.

  • Dec 18, 2014

While the Orion test flight was “flawless,” the space program has “technical and funding issues.”

  • Dec 10, 2014

The company that lost a big contract says the government didn’t share information after a cyberattack.

  • Dec 5, 2014

The unmanned mission is seen as the first step toward eventually bringing humans to Mars.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Orion was expected to travel farther than any spacecraft designed for human travel in more than 40 years.

  • Dec 4, 2014

It has taken a lot longer than many expected, but NASA is about to test the Orion spacecraft. If all goes as planned, it will go farther than any spacecraft designed for humans has gone in more than 40 years.

  • Dec 2, 2014

Reforming the way the Defense Department buys weapons and oversees programs is in the spotlight.

  • Dec 1, 2014

The effort gives the DOD the ability to more easily hold private security contractors accountable.

  • Nov 26, 2014
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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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