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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The Insider | March 22, 2019

The Defense Department inspector general announced today its plans to audit how DOD takes a foreign country's requirements and develops an agreement to go through with a foreign military sale.

Daily News | March 21, 2019

The Pentagon is supporting recommendations and proposed legislation to change how it approaches software, including through a new category of appropriations.

Daily News | March 20, 2019

The Defense Department wants $15 million in fiscal year 2020 to set up a secure cloud services database where small and mid-sized defense contractors can access sensitive defense information, potentially negating the need for them to manage and protect the data on their own networks.

The Insider | March 20, 2019

The Pentagon’s research and engineering directorate has a lead for cybersecurity, the Defense Department’s technology chief announced today.

Daily News | March 19, 2019

The Defense Department is requesting $75 million in fiscal year 2020 for a new fund to increase U.S. financing of dual-use technologies currently propped up by investments from China.

Daily News | March 14, 2019

The Defense Innovation Board held its first public meeting today to discuss the artificial intelligence principles the U.S. military should adopt as the Defense Department seeks a major push to develop and field AI capabilities.

The Insider | March 14, 2019

Top Defense Department leadership criticized Google today for an "unwillingness" to work with the U.S. military while still pursuing work in China that they say benefits the Chinese military.

The Insider | March 13, 2019

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence hosted its inaugural meeting earlier this week to receive briefings from the Defense Department, the Commerce Department, the intelligence community and members of Congress.

Daily News | March 13, 2019

The Pentagon wants to pour nearly $1 billion into artificial intelligence and machine learning efforts next year, including $268 million for the new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to pursue AI tools that can be used across the department, as well as helping the military services fund their own developments. 

Daily News | March 12, 2019

The Pentagon’s fiscal year 2020 budget request assumes the Defense Department will shift $7.7 billion saved through various reform efforts, including divesting legacy weapon systems, with the money going toward high-priority “lethality” investments.

Daily News | March 08, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to quickly pursue advances in artificial intelligence through 90-day competitions for other transaction agreements as part of its $2 billion AI Next campaign.

The Insider | March 07, 2019

The Pentagon has initiated the transfer of the National Background Investigation Service program and other security clearance functions to the Defense Security Service, according to the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Daily News | March 06, 2019

U.S. Cyber Mission Force teams have "generally low" readiness levels, as senior Defense Department leaders prioritized completing the build-up of the force to meet a self-imposed deadline rather than sufficiently training the teams, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | March 06, 2019

A Reagan Institute task force comprised of lawmakers, former defense officials and industry executives is set to examine the "national security innovation base" and what the United States needs to achieve technologically to prevail in great power competition.

The Insider | March 01, 2019

Federal agencies have agreed to a new framework they say will drive the government toward faster and more efficient personnel vetting processes, including continuous evaluation of cleared workers and security clearance reciprocity.

Daily News | February 28, 2019

White House officials implementing a new executive order on artificial intelligence say their aim is to remove regulatory barriers for private industry to make advances in AI, with a particular focus on making up for China's advantage in data access.

Daily News | February 27, 2019

The Defense Department is increasing collaboration in cyberspace with the private sector through several "pathfinder" projects, but the military should not step in to solve security issues that are largely the responsibility of private industry, according to a DOD official.

Daily News | February 26, 2019

The Pentagon has delineated exactly how the chief information officer and the chief management officer will share overseeing the Defense Department's $42 billion in annual IT spending, according to DOD officials.

Daily News | February 21, 2019

The Pentagon has 19 pathfinders, ranging from individual weapon systems to program executive offices, leveraging the work of a new initiative to make agile software development tools available across the Defense Department, according to the official in charge of the effort.

Daily News | February 19, 2019

Oracle's protest against the potentially $10 billion Joint Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure program is on pause as the Pentagon investigates "new information" in determining whether conflicts of interest tainted the competition in favor of Amazon Web Services.

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