Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The landing attempt was SpaceX’s second try at making history.

  • Apr 14, 2015

The Army is involved in a massive effort that would eventually replace weapons using TNT and Composition B with what are called “insensitive munitions,” which are less susceptible to exploding inadvertently.

  • Apr 14, 2015

Pentagon and Congress are debating how best to deploy autonomous drones from aircraft carriers.

  • Apr 10, 2015

Blue Origin reaches milestone for rocket engine and plans suborbital test flight later this year.

  • Apr 7, 2015

It doesn’t just protect the pilot’s head — it provides a 360-degree view of the surroundings.

  • Apr 1, 2015

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
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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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