Justin Doubleday

Justin Doubleday is managing editor of Inside the Pentagon, where he focuses on defense-wide topics including budgets, acquisition policy, combatant commands, missile defense and cyber. He has also worked for ITP sister publications Inside the Army and Inside the Navy. Justin previously reported for The Chronicle of Higher Education. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013.

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Daily News | July 10, 2020

House appropriators are criticizing the Defense Department for spending most of its COVID-19 relief funds propping up weapon systems manufacturers, rather than bolstering the U.S. supply of personal protective equipment.

The Insider | July 9, 2020

The Pentagon is reviewing the use of military forces during protests against police brutality earlier this summer, with the first such investigation expected to be completed in the coming days.

Daily News | July 8, 2020

The Pentagon is working with major U.S. technology companies on a range of artificial intelligence projects, including software to help streamline warfighting operations, according to the head of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Daily News | July 8, 2020

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord says the United States should "re-shore" the production of key capabilities like microelectronics after the COVID-19 crisis exposed weaknesses in the Defense Department's supply chain.

Daily News | July 6, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill includes a reporting requirement for the Pentagon to brief lawmakers on its plan for avoiding conflicts of interest in the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

The Insider | July 6, 2020

The State Department has given the green light to five potential foreign military sales collectively worth nearly $8 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | July 2, 2020

U.S. industry is urging lawmakers to delay a looming ban on the government contracting with companies that use certain Chinese products, but it's unclear whether a Congress keen on taking a hard line against China will consider the proposal.

Daily News | July 1, 2020

The data and technologies supporting the U.S. military's artificial intelligence developments could be at risk of cyberattack because the Defense Department and its contractors neglected to use important security controls, according to a new audit.

Daily News | June 30, 2020

U.S. Transportation Command confirmed the award of the $7.2 billion Global Household Goods contract to American Roll-on Roll-Off Carrier after clearing the company of improperly withholding information about its parent company.

Daily News | June 26, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing the Pentagon to set up a comparative testing program for U.S. technologies.

Daily News | June 25, 2020

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is proposing $1 billion for a new "pandemic preparedness" fund for the Pentagon to conduct medical research and bolster small businesses critical to national security.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

The Senate is advancing legislation to force Pentagon and White House leadership to consider sweeping industrial policy actions in the coming years to boost the resiliency of U.S. supply chains, as lawmakers remain concerned about an overreliance on China.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

House authorizers are proposing legislation that would have the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center report to the deputy secretary of defense, as well as create a powerful board of directors to guide the Pentagon's AI strategy and investments.

The Insider | June 19, 2020

The Pentagon today announced Dave Spirk as its new chief data officer, a key position within the Defense Department as it looks to make rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

The Insider | June 19, 2020

Ligado Networks sent lawmakers a letter this week indicating some Defense Department officials supported the company's plan for deploying a terrestrial fifth-generation (5G) wireless network in the L-band and disagreed with the official Pentagon position that the network will cause "harmful interference" to GPS signals.

Daily News | June 18, 2020

Senate authorizers did not adopt Cyber Solarium Commission recommendations to require defense contractors to participate in a threat intelligence sharing program and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks, as lawmakers sought to bolster existing Defense Department initiatives like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, according to a Senate aide.

Daily News | June 17, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill pushes the Pentagon to continue modernizing its cybersecurity capabilities, as authorizers want to ensure the Defense Department doesn't fall behind the private sector in the rapidly evolving world of cyberspace.

Daily News | June 12, 2020

U.S. Transportation Command is re-evaluating a $7.2 billion award to overhaul the military's moving system made to a firm whose parent corporation is tied to a history of legal problems. (UPDATED)

Daily News | June 11, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill would bar the Pentagon from complying with the Federal Communications Commission's decision to approve Ligado Networks' L-band network until the Defense Department submits cost estimates associated with potential GPS interference.

The Insider | June 11, 2020

The Pentagon has announced plans to spend $250 million on the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative this year.

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