Reporter covering the defense and space industries Education: Colby College, B.A., American Studies
Christian Davenport covers the defense and space industries for The Washington Post's Financial desk. He joined The Post in 2000 and has had an array of assignments, including covering the D.C.-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 two books.
Honors & Awards:
Peabody Award, 2010. On teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005, 2010 and 2011.
Books by Christian Davenport:
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos (PublicAffairs, April 2018)
In a White House statement Tuesday, President Trump again said that the U.S.-Saudi security partnership should continue to protect jobs at U.S. defense contractors, despite the killing and dismemberment of a Saudi journalist at the hands of Saudi operatives.
NASA is considering selling seats to the public on the spacecraft that will ferry its astronauts to the International Space Station, opening another line of revenue as the agency attempts to broaden its appeal.
The Government Accountability Office has sided with Oracle in a high-stakes bid protest for the government's $10 billion cloud computing effort, complicating the Pentagon's efforts to build a department-wide cloud computing system designed to enable new weapons capabilities.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says Russia's space agency has been “very transparent" following recent safety issues. "They have shared with us all the data we need to be comfortable and confident that we understand the problem and that it has been resolved.”
Defense giants Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have been silent for weeks about their business in Saudi Arabia. When pressed by investment analysts, executives promised to stand by the Trump administration regarding ties to the kingdom.