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 | September 19, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper considers election security an "enduring mission" for the Defense Department, as DOD advances its cyber capabilities to thwart potential influence operations executed by adversaries like Russia and China ahead of 2020.

The Insider | September 19, 2019

The Pentagon is resigned to the inevitability of beginning fiscal year 2020 under a continuing resolution, as defense officials hope lawmakers can resolve their dispute over President Trump's border wall and pass an FY-20 appropriations bill "within a few weeks."

Daily News | September 19, 2019

A new acquisition rule published this month details how the Navy could levy financial penalties against contractors for not meeting cybersecurity standards, as the service aims to better protect sensitive data in the face of what it considers a "cyber siege" by China and other competitor nations. 

Daily News | September 18, 2019

The Missile Defense Agency aims to issue a final request for proposals for the Next-Generation Interceptor project next month, according to a top Defense Department official, as MDA is swiftly moving past the failure of the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program.

Daily News | September 16, 2019

Senate appropriators want a holistic Pentagon strategy for shoring up critical vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base, as lawmakers are concerned Office of the Secretary of Defense leadership and the military services aren't all on the same page in addressing challenges to the supply chain.

Daily News | September 13, 2019

New legislation advancing through the Senate would allocate nearly half a billion dollars for the Defense Department's new program to research and develop fifth-generation wireless technologies.

The Insider | September 12, 2019

The Trump administration is still considering imposing statutorily mandated sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, as officials worry that not doing anything could send the wrong message to other countries considering buying weapons from Moscow.

Daily News | September 11, 2019

The Defense Department has been slow to meet a government-wide mandate to release more open-source software code, as DOD officials have concerns about cybersecurity risks and are struggling to implement such a program across the department, according to a new audit.

The Insider | September 10, 2019

Perspecta is protesting the Defense Department and General Services Administration's decision to award General Dynamics Information Technology a potential $7.6 billion cloud services contract.

Daily News | September 09, 2019

Federal officials are injecting a sense of urgency into multiple initiatives to more effectively secure the Defense Department’s expansive supply chain from cyber threats, as one official warned the issue is nearing a "tipping point."

Daily News | September 05, 2019

The Pentagon is seeking feedback on a draft version of new cybersecurity standards defense contractors will have to start following next year.

The Insider | September 05, 2019

The Defense Department has brought on a former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency official to oversee DOD’s research and development of fifth-generation wireless technologies.

Daily News | September 04, 2019

The Defense Department is delaying work on a space-based neutral particle beam "indefinitely," just months after revealing its plans to pursue the project, as DOD's research chief says the technology is not mature enough.

Daily News | August 30, 2019

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is launching a new, marquee program in fiscal year 2020 to use AI for "maneuver and fires," as the organization seeks to bring the quickly evolving technology to the Defense Department's warfighting functions.

The Insider | August 29, 2019

The General Services Administration and the Defense Department have awarded the potential 10-year, $7.6 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solution cloud services contract to a team lead by General Dynamics Information Technology. 

Daily News | August 29, 2019

The top small drone manufacturer in the world is hitting back at the Pentagon's assertion that the company’s unmanned aerial systems send user data to China, as Defense Department officials use the claim as part of their case for establishing an alternative U.S. supply of small UAS.

The Insider | August 27, 2019

The State Department notified Congress today of five potential foreign military sales, including a $3.3 billion deal with Japan for Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptors.

Daily News | August 27, 2019

Oracle America is appealing a U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision that rejected the company’s protest of the Defense Department's pending enterprise cloud contract.

Daily News | August 26, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord today revealed a series of new reforms and initiatives aimed at blocking China's influence on the U.S. defense industrial base, including the establishment of a new congressionally directed intellectual property regime.

Daily News | August 26, 2019

The Missile Defense Agency is launching the Next Generation Interceptor program with a "Kick Off Industry Day" this Thursday, moving quickly to begin a follow-on to the Redesigned Kill Vehicle project terminated last week as a senior Pentagon official today issued a rebuke of the acquisition strategy behind the failed $1.2 billion RKV program.

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