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 23, 2020

Amazon is asking a federal judge to stop the Defense Department and Microsoft from doing any further work under the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services contract.

Daily News | January 17, 2020

The Pentagon's second highest ranking military officer said today one of his top priorities is updating the Defense Department's requirements process in line with "information age" technology, as he called DOD's current methods for building software "horrible."

Daily News | January 15, 2020

The Defense Department inspector general will audit whether the Defense Department is addressing cyber vulnerabilities discovered during the test and evaluation of its weapon systems and other acquisition programs.

Daily News | January 15, 2020

Silicon Valley firm C3.ai said a recent $95 million deal with the Defense Department to use its "predictive maintenance" software could be widely applied across DOD's aircraft fleets.

Daily News | January 14, 2020

An interagency group has finished a report on the skills both federal and non-federal cybersecurity personnel need to address cyber vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure and defense systems, according to officials speaking at a MITRE meeting on supply chain security.

The Insider | January 10, 2020

The Defense Department inspector general’s office is opening an evaluation into "foreign influence" on the Pentagon's research and development programs, as officials worry about the extent of China's reach into U.S. universities, laboratories and companies.

Daily News | January 9, 2020

The Defense Department's No. 2 official has issued new guidance to clarify "acquisition roles and responsibilities" after recent congressional reforms led to Pentagon infighting regarding the oversight and management of DOD weapons programs.

Daily News | January 6, 2020

Congress has shifted the Defense Department's chief data officer position away from the endangered chief management office, while Pentagon officials say the first department-wide data strategy is awaiting Defense Secretary Mark Esper's signature.

Daily News | January 2, 2020

The Pentagon has finalized guidance outlining how the military services should run fast-track "middle-tier" acquisition programs, with the Defense Department acquisition chief asserting the power to determine when a program is not appropriate for the streamlined process.

Daily News | December 27, 2019

The head of the Pentagon's Protecting Critical Technology Task Force is concerned "transparency in contracts" is giving U.S. competitors too much information about where critical military technologies are developed.

Daily News | December 19, 2019

The Army has hired artificial intelligence company C3.ai to apply "predictive maintenance" to the service's Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, as the Defense Innovation Unit recently struck a production deal with the Silicon Valley firm to potentially scale the technology across the Defense Department’s aircraft fleets to reduce unscheduled maintenance.

Daily News | December 17, 2019

The compromise fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill includes $100 million for the Pentagon to establish a Joint Hypersonics Transition Office, marking a win for Indiana lawmakers who have pushed for the office to oversee a university consortium tasked with accelerating the development of hypersonic technologies and systems.

Daily News | December 17, 2019

The Pentagon's artificial intelligence strategy lacks clear goals and metrics, while the year-old Joint AI Center doesn't have the authorities, resources and visibility to fulfill its mandate of being the "focal point" of Defense Department AI activity, according to a new RAND Corp. report.

Daily News | December 12, 2019

Despite facing a lawsuit in the Court of Federal Claims, the Pentagon is moving forward on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services contract with plans to transition a number of "early adopters" to the Microsoft-provided cloud environment including U.S. Transportation Command, Special Operations Command and the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center.

Daily News | December 12, 2019

Lawmakers have cut a provision in the fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill that would have given the Pentagon more power over electromagnetic spectrum resources after the telecommunications industry raised concerns about the "proposed power shift."

The Insider | December 12, 2019

The Defense Department today launched an intermediate-range, ground-launched ballistic missile beyond 500 kilometers, marking the second such test since the United States exited the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty earlier this year.

Daily News | December 10, 2019

The compromise fiscal year 2020 defense policy bill allows the Defense Department to continue developing and testing conventional, ground-launched missiles with ranges in excess of limits set by a now-abandoned treaty, while lawmakers want more information on DOD's plans for the weapons before approving their procurement and deployment.

Daily News | December 10, 2019

Pentagon officials are meeting with Microsoft representatives in Washington this week to begin implementing the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, even as Amazon is suing to block the award in federal court.

The Insider | December 9, 2019

The National Spectrum Consortium has released a second pair of draft requests for prototype proposals detailing how the Defense Department wants to collaborate with industry on fifth-generation telecommunications technologies.

Daily News | December 9, 2019

Amazon Web Services is arguing Defense Department officials "took numerous actions to systematically remove" the company's edge in the race to win a massive cloud contract after President Trump publicly criticized Amazon and its chief executive Jeff Bezos.

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