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 | April 13, 2021

Top Defense Department research officials today told lawmakers the Pentagon's newly formed innovation steering group is studying internal changes DOD can make to accelerate technology adoption and reduce barriers to working with the department.

The Insider | April 12, 2021

President Biden met with the chief executives of 19 U.S. firms today to tout his plan to invest $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research as part of a sweeping infrastructure proposal.

Daily News | April 8, 2021

Defense Department officials are seeking to influence standards and specifications for fifth-generation wireless networks in key areas like cybersecurity.

The Insider | April 7, 2021

The Biden administration and Congress are on the cusp of pouring billions of dollars into creating new U.S. manufacturing plants for semiconductors, the tiny computer chips that underpin most modern technologies, including advanced military systems. Officials are particularly concerned about China's plans to dominate the semiconductor industry by 2030.

The Insider | April 6, 2021

The Defense Department's Rapid Reaction Technology Office is planning a meeting this year with select companies to discuss potential prototyping plans for technologies that fall under the broad auspices of DOD's modernization priorities, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and microelectronics.

Daily News | April 5, 2021

Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, has been picked to become the Pentagon's acquisition chief, putting a new spotlight on a career previously spent in Silicon Valley and a public profile focused on countering Chinese technology.

Daily News | April 5, 2021

When Mark Lewis walked into the Pentagon in late 2019, he thought his most important job as a leading research official would be overseeing the development of new, high-speed missiles.

Daily News | March 31, 2021

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is finalizing a new acquisition vehicle that would allow the Defense Department to place orders from technology companies to curate data sets for military AI applications.

Daily News | March 25, 2021

The U.S. government is still struggling to understand the full scope of the SolarWinds hack as well as a more recent compromise of Microsoft's email servers, as the head of U.S. Cyber Command said the government struggles to track foreign adversaries who launch attacks using U.S. infrastructure.

Daily News | March 23, 2021

The Pentagon's joint development environment for artificial intelligence applications is up and running, according to the leader of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, who says the platform will be key to sharing data and connecting systems across the military services.

Daily News | March 22, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said boosting the Pentagon's efforts to drive U.S. technology innovation and combat climate change could help get progressives to back down from calls to cut the defense budget.

Daily News | March 17, 2021

Influential defense innovation leaders, asserting the Defense Department's slow budget process is hindering the adoption of new technology, are recommending Congress establish a technology transfer fund to serve as a "bridge fund" between promising prototypes and large programs of record.

The Insider | March 15, 2021

Stefanie Tompkins was sworn in as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today.

Daily News | March 15, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission this week will vote on an order outlining how a key slice of spectrum currently set aside for military use will be opened to commercial, fifth-generation wireless networks.

The Insider | March 12, 2021

The State Department has approved a potential $1.77 billion sale of P-8 aircraft and associated equipment to Germany, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | March 12, 2021

House lawmakers signaled broad support today for recommendations from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on developing, attracting and retaining AI talent, while further probing the Defense Department’s digital shortcomings.

Daily News | March 10, 2021

A group of House Armed Services Committee members will develop legislative proposals in the coming months to address critical foreign dependencies in the U.S. defense supply chain.

The Insider | March 8, 2021

A Chinese hacking group is exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange servers to target email systems used by a wide range of organizations, including military contractors and think tanks, according to Microsoft.

Daily News | March 4, 2021

The Defense Department's weapons contracts include exhaustive requirements ensuring systems can withstand vibration, resist dust and sand and don't have sharp edges that could cut personnel, but most still fail to include detailed cybersecurity specifications, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.

The Insider | March 4, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee today announced the establishment of a bipartisan task force to review the defense supply chain.

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