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.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

The Pentagon sees public-private partnerships as one way to gain influence in a microelectronics market increasingly controlled by China, according to a defense official.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency has unique authorities that allow it to move faster than the traditional acquisition system, which will advantage the agency in carrying out a new directive to reduce the acquisition lead time for the Standard Missile program, according to an MDA official.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The head of U.S. Special Operations Command says the government is hindering partnerships with key allies and the defense industry by overclassifying information about cyber operations and capabilities.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | December 11, 2017

The Pentagon is at a "moderate impasse" over how to carry out a new congressional directive to transition procurement for operational ballistic missile defense programs away from the Missile Defense Agency and make it a responsibility of the military departments, according to one official.

The Insider | December 11, 2017

The Pentagon wants to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing, and the Defense Department's cloud executive steering group is developing a strategy for acquiring enterprise cloud services.

Daily News | December 07, 2017

The federal government has not set clear policies for using technologies to continuously monitor individuals who hold security clearances, which experts say could call into question the Defense Department's plan to replace a large portion of the background investigation process with continuous evaluation.

Daily News | December 06, 2017

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Two lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee are urging Senate appropriators to include funding in their fiscal year 2018 spending bill for a Defense Department project that promises to deliver a boost-phase missile defense solution in 18 months or less.

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling abroad again, with stops in North Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan on his agenda over the next few days.

The Insider | December 01, 2017

The Pentagon has determined the U.S. military will keep its stockpiles of cluster munitions beyond an impending deadline to divest of such weaponry, citing how removal of the munitions would create "a critical capability gap for our forces."

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has tapped J.D. Crouch, a former deputy national security adviser, as chair of the Defense Policy Board, while enlisting former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to serve on the board as well.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has nominated Rear Adm. Nancy Norton for a third star and selected her to serve as the next head of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Daily News | November 30, 2017

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee doesn't see any viable option to reach a spending agreement before the current continuing resolution expires next week, as Republicans focus on moving a tax-reform package through the Senate.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

The Defense Department has established several new organizations in recent years focused on skirting the Pentagon's labyrinth bureaucracy to deliver innovative ideas, technology and people to the U.S. military.

Daily News | November 30, 2017

The U.S. government last week set rules for using mobile devices in secure spaces, a month after the Defense Department loosened the requirements on downloading applications to government-issued phones.

The Insider | November 29, 2017

The State Department has cleared new arms sales to Poland, with one potential deal for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems worth $250 million and another for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles also estimated to cost as much as $250 million.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

The students at Stanford University were tackling one of the Pentagon's most perplexing problems: How do you constantly monitor important regions of the world for emerging developments, such as preparations for a ballistic missile launch in North Korea?

The Insider | November 28, 2017

The Professional Services Council is advising the Defense Department to consider making multiple cloud computing awards next year, as well as change how it budgets for and secures cloud services.

Daily News | November 22, 2017

The latest defense policy bill pushes the Defense Department to expand the use of other transaction authority by doubling the thresholds of approval for entering into such agreements and requiring DOD to establish a preference for using other transactions and experimental authority for prototyping programs.

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