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 | August 18, 2017

Despite President Trump's decision to elevate U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command, the Pentagon will not put a time line on when the command will be separated from the National Security Agency.

The Insider | August 18, 2017

President Trump ordered the elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to a unified combatant command today, fulfilling a requirement of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. 

The Insider | August 17, 2017

Top officials from U.S. Cyber Command will convene with industry executives in late October to discuss the warfighting organization's initial acquisition plans, according to a recent notice.

Daily News | August 17, 2017

The Defense Department has tapped Science and Engineering Services to perform maintenance and training services for the Afghan Air Force's future fleet of UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters, according to a recent award notice.

Daily News | August 15, 2017

The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office is gathering new ideas for potential funding in the areas of autonomous systems, deep learning, cyber, cross-domain kill chains and non-traditional defense technologies.

Daily News | August 14, 2017

The Defense Department is developing guidance to ensure the military is properly defining the requirements of foreign arms buyers as part of an effort to make foreign military sales more timely, according to a recent government audit.

Daily News | August 11, 2017

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental has been granted new authorities and is preparing to transition several technologies to production this year, as the organization claims it is "here to stay" under the Trump administration.

Daily News | August 10, 2017

The military is updating its analysis of excess base capacity, according to a Pentagon spokesman, after lawmakers panned the Defense Department's latest Base Realignment and Closure request.

Daily News | August 09, 2017

The Professional Services Council opposes several provisions in the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, including one requiring large contractors to cover the cost of their failed bid protests.

Daily News | August 09, 2017

U.S. Cyber Command will use its new acquisition authority by the end of this fiscal year, and the organization plans to hold its first industry day later this fall, according to a command official.

Daily News | August 07, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will travel west this week to Washington and California, where he will visit the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and seek to strengthen ties with technology companies in Silicon Valley, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

Daily News | August 03, 2017

The Pentagon's cost estimate to develop and acquire the collection of systems comprising ballistic missile defenses rose by more than $11 billion over the last year, with the increase driven by Israeli cooperative programs, kill vehicle development and a new hypersonic defense demonstration.

Daily News | August 03, 2017

The Defense Department's business operations are far behind the private sector in embracing automation, according to a new study, which recommends the Pentagon initiate a review of automation opportunities within the department.

Daily News | August 02, 2017

The Pentagon is researching concepts for an “advanced” hypervelocity projectile as part of the Strategic Capabilities Office's initiative to outfit existing artillery systems with the ability to shoot down ballistic missiles.

Daily News | August 01, 2017

The Defense Department spent about $5 billion less on fuel in fiscal year 2016 than the previous year thanks to a drastic decrease in the price of oil, and officials are projecting prices will stay low in the near-term, according to a new DOD report.

Daily News | July 31, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) will attempt to legislate a new plan for the 16-year war in Afghanistan, as the Trump administration continues to debate its new strategy for the conflict.

Daily News | July 27, 2017

A Republican senator says the quickening progression of North Korea's nuclear missile program has made missile defense a more bipartisan issue in this year's defense authorization debate.

Daily News | July 26, 2017

As lawmakers direct the Pentagon to again pursue a space-based sensor layer for missile defense, a top general says developing such a system should not be expensive despite cost concerns quashing similar efforts in the past.

Daily News | July 26, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency is chartering multiple reviews of the new acquisition strategy for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, as officials plan to shift from an industry-led approach to having the agency take the role of lead integrator.

Daily News | July 25, 2017

The House's version of the annual defense policy bill includes a provision authorizing the Defense Department to expand a program that introduces university students to some of the Pentagon's most pressing problems.

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