Christian Davenport

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The comparisons are designed to reveal which aircraft is best at providing ‘close air support’ -- and could add to the long-simmering controversy over plans to retire the beloved A-10.

  • Aug 27, 2015

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle would have the protective armor of a tank but the mobility of a Jeep.

  • Aug 25, 2015

Review of Jack Lechner’s performance “called into question” his ability to lead, Army said.

  • Aug 21, 2015

In a letter to NASA and the Air Force, 14 House members said they’re concerned about the “rigor” of the probe and the country’s reliance on contractors for critical space missions.

  • Jul 31, 2015

The controversial fighter jet program is the most expensive in the Defense Department’s history.

  • Jul 31, 2015

In a letter to the new acting director of the OPM, industry head calls delay “unacceptable.”

  • Jul 31, 2015

A nine-month investigation into the October crash of SpaceShip Two, operated by Scaled Composites, found that the company failed to take basic steps to prevent the fatal accident.

  • Jul 28, 2015

The As the iconic vehicles are sold by the dozen to the highest bidder, the Pentagon is on the verge of awarding one of its most important and lucrative contracts to build its successor.

  • Jul 23, 2015

In a call with reporters, he said a failed strut was the cause, but also said he feared that his fast-growing space company was getting “complacent.“

  • Jul 20, 2015

The four astronauts will also be the first to fly on rockets owned and operated by commercial companies, not NASA.

  • Jul 9, 2015
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About
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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