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 | June 4, 2021

The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment directorate is in the early days of measuring whether new reforms are improving the department's notoriously outdated software development practices, with an initial 18 programs now using the new procedures, according to a DOD official.

Daily News | June 3, 2021

The Pentagon is using its new fifth-generation wireless technology test sites at military bases across the country to implement supply chain risk management practices that could potentially guide how the Defense Department and other agencies approach the security of networking products and services.

Daily News | June 2, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking increased funding for a new software budgeting activity in fiscal year 2022, including the addition of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's research and development budget as well as the Navy's massive Next Generation Enterprise Network program.

Daily News | May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is requesting $10.4 billion in fiscal year 2022 for the Defense Department's cyberspace activities, including four new teams for the Cyber Mission Force, zero trust technology investments, and efforts to remediate vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

Daily News | May 28, 2021

The Biden administration is carrying forward Trump-era principles guiding the military's use of artificial intelligence.

Daily News | May 25, 2021

The nominee to be the Pentagon's chief technology officer has proposed creating a "bridge" fund to quickly transition promising technologies into programs of record.

Daily News | May 20, 2021

Top technology officials at the Pentagon told lawmakers today they could use more flexibility to shift funds within their annual budgets, joining a growing push from the Defense Department to loosen restrictions around how the military budget is managed in the name of innovation.

Daily News | May 19, 2021

An official appointed by President Biden now has direct oversight of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, as the Defense Department prepares to potentially make "significant modifications" to the nascent effort.

Daily News | May 18, 2021

A proposed amendment to the bipartisan China bill on the Senate floor this week would double the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's funding to $7 billion a year.

The Insider | May 18, 2021

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence announced today it will host a "Global Emerging Technology Summit" this July.

The Insider | May 18, 2021

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) has been named ranking member of the House Armed Services cyber, innovative technologies, and information systems subcommittee, while Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) will replace Banks as the ranking member on the military personnel subcommittee.

Daily News | May 13, 2021

The Joint Staff will publish directives this month laying out the strategic concepts underpinning the new Joint Warfighting Concept, including requirements for data to be shared across all Defense Department weapon systems, according to the Pentagon's No. 2 military officer.

Daily News | May 11, 2021

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks is directing a series of reviews starting this summer on the Defense Department's progress toward becoming a "data-centric organization," including an assessment of the DOD chief data officer position.

The Insider | May 5, 2021

The Defense Department is expanding its "bug bounty" program to all its publicly accessible information systems, allowing authorized hackers to investigate and report cyber vulnerabilities in industrial control systems, Internet of Things devices, and other networks.

The Insider | May 4, 2021

The Defense Department inspector general announced today a plan to begin evaluating DOD's actions on "unidentified aerial phenomena."

The Insider | April 30, 2021

The State Department has approved a potential sale of six P-8I patrol aircraft to India in a deal that is estimated to cost $2.4 billion.

The Insider | April 28, 2021

A federal judge has denied the government's motion to dismiss Amazon's allegation that former President Trump poisoned the competition for the Pentagon's major cloud contract, opening the door to the potential depositions of Trump and former high-ranking administration officials. (UPDATED)

Daily News | April 28, 2021

By early June, the majority of the Defense Department's workforce will have access to a new cloud-based productivity suite that allows for remote work, according to acting DOD Chief Information Officer John Sherman.

Daily News | April 27, 2021

The Defense Department is missing key information and lacking consistent procedures for increasingly popular "consortium" agreements, according to a new report from the DOD inspector general.

The Insider | April 26, 2021

The State Department has approved a potential $1.7 billion sale of MQ-9B remotely piloted aircraft to Australia, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

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