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.

Daily News | June 26, 2017

The Pentagon may be falling behind on fulfilling a mandate from the latest defense policy law to find organizational and management efficiencies across the Defense Department, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | June 23, 2017

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to look into allegations that U.S. officials were aware of torture being conducted by United Arab Emirates forces in Yemen.

The Insider | June 23, 2017

The Professional Services Council is pushing back on several actions recently directed by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as part of his effort to streamline the executive branch.

Daily News | June 22, 2017

House authorizers want the Missile Defense Agency to consider at least two competitive designs for a system defending against hypersonic glide vehicle threats.

Daily News | June 22, 2017

The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee's portion of the defense policy bill does not provide for a new Base Realignment and Closure round for the Defense Department, but the full committee's bill may address the issue, according to congressional aides.

Daily News | June 20, 2017

The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee is advancing legislation requiring the Pentagon to shift acquisition authority for operational missile defense systems from the Missile Defense Agency to the military departments.

Daily News | June 20, 2017

The head of U.S. Strategic Command said he's applying pressure on all nuclear modernization efforts to make those programs move faster than currently scheduled.

Daily News | June 19, 2017

As the Defense Department tries to convince Congress to raise budget caps and return to regular order, the Pentagon has begun briefing lawmakers in detail about how the U.S. military's upper hand over potential enemies is slipping away, according to a top general.

Daily News | June 15, 2017

The Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation will begin analyzing directed-energy weapon systems next year, budget documents show.

Daily News | June 14, 2017

President Trump granted Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to increase troop levels in Afghanistan this week, as the administration prepares a new strategy for the conflict there that has embroiled the United States for nearly 16 years.

Daily News | June 13, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) told top Pentagon officials Tuesday their lack of coherent strategies is making it difficult to argue for a larger military budget.

Daily News | June 09, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency's timeline for installing a ballistic missile defense radar in Hawaii to defend against North Korean missiles could be "challenging," according to MDA's director, as the Defense Department will likely need to conduct an environmental impact statement before moving forward.

The Insider | June 08, 2017

The White House has advanced the nomination of Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan to be deputy defense secretary to the Senate.

Daily News | June 08, 2017

The Defense Department's advanced research wing is seeking funds for several new projects in fiscal year 2018, including three cybersecurity programs and a pair of novel machine-learning efforts.

Daily News | June 08, 2017

The Pentagon's operational testers are seeking additional funds in the budget request to better replicate adversaries in the cyber domain and to set standards, policies and practices for the testing of "cyber payloads," according to budget documentation.

Daily News | June 06, 2017

Missile defense boosters in Congress are using last week's successful test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system to push for more spending on anti-missile technology.

Daily News | June 01, 2017

The Pentagon's research and development enterprise would see a 19 percent boost under the fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which a senior defense official says reflects the military's commitment to investing in modernization after years of neglect.

Daily News | May 31, 2017

The Pentagon is again pressing Congress to authorize a new base realignment and closure round so it can reduce excess infrastructure, but lawmakers have a familiar sense of apprehension as they weigh the Trump administration's first budget request.

Daily News | May 31, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency has set a new date for the next assessment of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, which would represent a delay of at least eight months.

Daily News | May 30, 2017

The official in charge of pricing the Defense Department's purchases says the Pentagon should advantage commercial companies investing in their own products over defense companies reimbursed for research and development.

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