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 | January 18, 2019

Former Google chief executive and current chairman of the Defense Innovation Board Eric Schmidt has been selected to chair a new commission studying how artificial intelligence will affect national security, with former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tapped to serve as the vice chair.

Daily News | January 17, 2019

Congressional Democrats are pushing back on elements of the recently unveiled Missile Defense Review, calling into question the cost and feasibility of potentially deploying a space-based interceptor layer.

Daily News | January 15, 2019

An acquisition reform panel has finished its work with a series of "bold" recommendations its members say is needed for the Pentagon to adopt a "war footing" in the technological competition with China and Russia, but the path forward for implementing the suggested changes is unclear.

Daily News | January 15, 2019

The Section 809 panel has concluded its review of potential defense acquisition reforms, recommending in its final report that the Pentagon replace its commercial buying processes with simplified procedures for purchasing "readily available" products on the marketplace, in part by ditching requests for proposals.

Daily News | January 11, 2019

The Pentagon is seeking ideas for how it can incentivize better performance from defense contractors after a controversial proposal to reduce customary progress payments was quashed last year.

The Insider | January 10, 2019

Executives from major technology firms Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Oracle will serve on the new National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, along with former national security officials, leading academics and one sitting U.S. senator.

Daily News | January 09, 2019

The Defense Department has released a new guide on using other transaction agreements to better define key milestones and terms after a production OTA was successfully protested last year. 

The Insider | January 08, 2019

The Defense Innovation Board will convene the first public meeting to discuss artificial intelligence principles later this month at Harvard University's Belfer Center in Cambridge, MA.

Daily News | January 08, 2019

The United Kingdom's new modernization program puts increased importance on the cyber and space domains and launches a new transformation fund for innovative technologies, but paying for the effort will require finding efficiencies in existing programs, according to a Ministry of Defence official.

Daily News | January 07, 2019

The potential for House Democrats to remove their support for a nuclear triad and uncertainty surrounding how the Trump administration will proceed on arms control agreements are among the top issues threatening a "fragile" consensus on nuclear security, according to former diplomats and defense officials.

The Insider | January 02, 2019

The Pentagon has shifted $10 million in fiscal year 2019 appropriations to support the establishment of the new “National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence."

The Insider | January 02, 2019

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist will perform the duties of the deputy defense secretary, acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan announced today.

The Insider | December 31, 2018

Outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged Defense Department personnel to "keep the faith in our country" in a farewell note released today.

Daily News | December 28, 2018

The Defense Department's chief information officer is about to get increased power to review military spending plans for information technology and cyber capabilities, as DOD makes a concerted push into cloud computing and prioritizes artificial intelligence.

Daily News | December 21, 2018

An interagency working group is seeking a "rational approach" to implement what officials concede is a "complicated," wide-reaching federal ban on procuring or otherwise using technology made by Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms, according to officials speaking at a MITRE Corp. event this week.

The Insider | December 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will step down from his position at the end of February, telling President Trump in a resignation letter sent today that he should have a Pentagon chief whose views "are better aligned" with his.

The Insider | December 20, 2018

The Justice Department today announced charges against two Chinese nationals who allegedly took part in a decade-long hacking campaign that involved stealing the personally identifiable information from more than 100,000 Navy personnel and targeted data from numerous companies, including defense and aviation firms.

The Insider | December 19, 2018

The State Department has approved a possible, multibillion-dollar foreign military sale of Patriot air and missile defense interceptors to Turkey, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced last night.

Daily News | December 14, 2018

Defense Department officials say their "continuous evaluation" program has already helped pare down the security clearance investigations backlog, and they plan to scale its use across all cleared personnel as the Defense Security Service takes over the federal government's background investigations mission.

The Insider | December 13, 2018

Amazon Web Services has been allowed to intervene as a defendant in Oracle America's lawsuit against the federal government challenging a massive Pentagon cloud contract, as AWS argues Oracle's conflict-of-interest allegations are "meritless."

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