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 | September 25, 2020

Defense contractors and telecommunications giants have been quietly meeting over the last several months to discuss how military systems and commercial wireless networks can co-exist in the electromagnetic spectrum, as the United States increasingly takes a sharing approach to making airwaves available for fifth-generation wireless networks.

The Insider | September 24, 2020

The Defense Department's spending on artificial intelligence and machine learning contracts continues to expand and is now projected to surpass $1 billion this fiscal year and to double within the next few years, according to a new analysis.

The Insider | September 21, 2020

The Pentagon is considering owning and operating its own fifth-generation wireless networks to support its domestic operations under a new dynamic spectrum-sharing effort.

Daily News | September 17, 2020

Members of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence are advocating for the Pentagon's top leaders to be more involved in the military's approach to AI and emerging technologies, including through the creation of a new senior-level steering committee.

Daily News | September 16, 2020

The Defense Innovation Board will recommend ways the Defense Department can test and validate artificially intelligent systems are meeting safety and performance goals, considered a key hurdle to the military's goal of rapidly fielding AI capabilities.

The Insider | September 15, 2020

Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive of Google, has stepped down as the first chairman of the Defense Innovation Board, with former Sierra Nevada executive Mark Sirangelo taking over as head of the influential panel.

Daily News | September 9, 2020

The Defense Department will launch a training program next month for its acquisition professionals to specifically learn about artificial intelligence and data science capabilities, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

The Insider | September 8, 2020

The Defense Innovation Board will meet next week to discuss recommendations on autonomous systems testing, as well as the Defense Department's progress in training software acquisition professionals, according to a Federal Register notice.

Daily News | August 28, 2020

The Defense Department’s initiatives for sharing cyber threat intelligence with contractors are set for a major expansion under the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill currently being negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers.

The Insider | August 26, 2020

Leading congressional Democrats are highlighting a new Congressional Budget Office report on the potential costs of foregoing the nuclear weapons limits of the New START Treaty, calling on the Trump administration to extend the pact with Russia before it expires early next year.

Daily News | August 26, 2020

The director of the Defense Digital Service wants Pentagon organizations to reuse software rather than build bespoke solutions for the same capabilities.

Daily News | August 20, 2020

The Defense Department's chief information officer is requiring the military services to program funds in their upcoming budget submissions to support new "DevSecOps" software development efforts, according to a new software report recently delivered to Congress.

Daily News | August 20, 2020

The Pentagon announced today the availability of new, U.S.-manufactured, small unmanned aircraft systems for a variety of government uses after the Defense Department and other federal agencies phased out their use of popular Chinese-made drones and components due to security concerns.

Daily News | August 19, 2020

The Pentagon says that a waiver allowing some "low risk" Defense Department contractors to continue using Chinese telecommunications and security equipment could be extended past Sept. 30, as the items covered under the exemption represent nearly three-quarters of all DOD transactions.

Daily News | August 17, 2020

The Pentagon has waived a requirement until the end of the fiscal year for "low risk, high volume items" contracts to comply with a government-wide ban on contractors using equipment made by Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE.

The Insider | August 13, 2020

The Government Accountability Office has ruled the Federal Communications Commission's order allowing Ligado to deploy a terrestrial network within the low band is not a rule subject to the Congressional Review Act, dealing a blow to opponents of the FCC's decision who argue the network will imperil GPS signals.

Daily News | August 13, 2020

Acting Pentagon technology chief Michael Kratsios today called for using the Defense Department's "unique authorities" to pursue its innovation efforts, while also committing to "redoubling" efforts to work more closely with non-traditional vendors and startup businesses.

Daily News | August 12, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Deloitte Consulting a potential $106 million contract to serve as the prime integrator on the Defense Department's enterprise platform for artificial intelligence software, data and services.

Daily News | August 6, 2020

The nominee for a high-level Pentagon intelligence job said he believes the government could set new "timeliness goals" for completing background investigations, as the Defense Department shifts to a "continuous vetting" model for its cleared workforce.

Daily News | August 5, 2020

The House's fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill would bar the Defense Department, including the National Security Agency, from paying or requiring companies to add security vulnerabilities, such as "backdoors" for encrypted communications, to their products.

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