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 20, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission voted last night to reject a request from federal agencies to stall the controversial order allowing Ligado Networks to deploy a terrestrial network in the lower band of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Daily News | January 15, 2021

Pentagon officials raised new concerns this week about plans to shift electromagnetic spectrum control from the Defense Department to the private sector, arguing it could jeopardize test ranges and the development of next-generation weapon systems.

The Insider | January 14, 2021

The Pentagon today added nine firms to a list of companies the Defense Department has linked to the Chinese military operating directly or indirectly in the United States.

Daily News | January 13, 2021

Pentagon officials today released more details on a revamped, digital version of the Trusted Capital Marketplace, highlighting how the program will stave off "adversarial capital" by linking vetted sources of finance with defense companies requiring investment.

Daily News | January 12, 2021

The Pentagon has fallen short in sharing a list of critical military capabilities with key Defense Department stakeholders and outside government agencies, potentially putting at risk federal efforts to protect those technologies, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

The Insider | January 11, 2021

The Defense and Commerce departments are asking for the public's suggestions on how to execute a new, fifth-generation wireless technology competition aimed at developing open 5G networks.

Daily News | January 8, 2021

The Pentagon expects to finalize joint requirements for four major areas underpinning a new "Joint Warfighting Concept" by late spring, according to a top military official.

Daily News | January 6, 2021

A new Defense Department instruction makes official a concept DOD officials have been increasingly beating the drum over the past several years: cybersecurity is critical to all aspects of defense acquisitions.

The Insider | January 5, 2021

U.S. investigators confirmed today that they believe Russia is likely behind the SolarWinds cyber hack into multiple federal government agency and private networks revealed last month, though the operation appears to be limited to intelligence gathering.

Daily News | December 28, 2020

The National Spectrum Consortium's new five-year, $2.5 billion deal comes as the Defense Department prepares to ramp up its fifth-generation wireless prototyping activities in 2021, putting the group at the center of a Pentagon program with implications for both military and civilian technologies.

Daily News | December 23, 2020

A recent audit of Pentagon software programs found Defense Department organizations took a mixed bag of approaches to agile development and cybersecurity testing, often leading to schedule challenges, but the Pentagon says a new software "acquisition pathway" should yield better results in the future.

Daily News | December 21, 2020

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are pushing back on a plan from the Pentagon to cleave the shared leadership between U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency amid the waning days of the Trump administration and a massive federal cybersecurity breach.

The Insider | December 16, 2020

The Pentagon has awarded the National Spectrum Consortium a five-year, $2.5 billion other transaction agreement to continue running a range of wireless technology experiments for the military, the group announced today.

Daily News | December 15, 2020

The National Security Agency has issued new, non-public guidance to defense agencies and contractors in the wake of the ongoing SolarWinds supply chain cyberattack, while the Pentagon is reviewing whether the compromise affected its networks.

Daily News | December 14, 2020

The U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on the Turkish government today after Ankara ignored the Trump administration's numerous appeals to reverse its 2018 purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system.

Daily News | December 10, 2020

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center would get its own acquisition authority as part of the fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill.

Daily News | December 9, 2020

Lawmakers are directing a digital overhaul of the Defense Department's acquisition system and instructing defense officials to use "data-driven portfolio management" to consolidate duplicate or similar weapon systems.

Daily News | December 8, 2020

The Pentagon will soon roll out a revised version of its Trusted Capital program featuring a digital marketplace aimed at connecting dual-use technology companies with vetted venture capital, according to a Defense Department acquisition official.

Daily News | December 4, 2020

The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them.

The Insider | December 4, 2020

The United States authorized $175 billion in defense sales to foreign nations in fiscal year 2020, U.S. officials announced today.

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