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 | April 16, 2018

The Pentagon will not yet make public the rationale behind plans to award a single contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services program, despite appeals from contractors requesting a slew of additional information on the controversial acquisition.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

The Pentagon is setting up a Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to coordinate the AI development efforts of both the military and the intelligence community, according to the Defense Department's technology chief.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

Defense officials are seeking increased oversight of defense contractors' cybersecurity posture, as the outgoing head of U.S. Cyber Command is floating a potential role for the Cyber Mission Force in protecting the industrial base.

The Insider | April 12, 2018

Seven House Democrats, including the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, are seeking more information from the Trump administration on the decision to deploy National Guard units to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Daily News | April 11, 2018

The Coast Guard is leaving the door open to potentially expanding its heavy icebreaker program to six ships, and the service is giving shipbuilders the option to include block-buy proposals in their bids.

Daily News | April 11, 2018

Missile Defense Agency Director Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves says it will take at least six years for the Defense Department to field a capability for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to contribute to missile defense missions.

Daily News | April 10, 2018

The head of U.S. Transportation Command says his organization is pushing its contractors to increase their cybersecurity, but he is concerned pushing too fast and too hard will freeze some companies out.

The Insider | April 09, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technologist says restrictive immigration policies are hampering the United States from recruiting the best experts in artificial intelligence. 

Daily News | April 05, 2018

The Pentagon is enlisting Dana Deasy, a longtime corporate executive known for pushing large companies to embrace innovation, to tackle some of the Defense Department's most pressing technology challenges, including cloud computing.

The Insider | April 04, 2018

The State Department approved a trio of foreign military sales cases today, including an F-16 fighter aircraft sale to Slovakia and a CH-47 cargo helicopter purchase for Spain.

The Insider | April 04, 2018

The Pentagon is updating its annual report on China's military capabilities to Congress because of historic reforms undertaken by the Chinese military last year, as well as the United States' new National Defense Strategy that emphasizes the return of "great power competition."

The Insider | April 03, 2018

The Defense Department has migrated nearly all of its offices to Windows 10, completing a lengthy and sometimes torturous process.

Daily News | March 30, 2018

Senior Defense Department officials are calling on industry to better protect their supply chains from cyber threats, but uncertainty surrounding DOD's implementation of stringent network security requirements has companies wondering how the department will enforce compliance moving forward.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

The Pentagon is stressing that its enterprise cloud initiative is a full and open competition with the single award contract planned with multiple off ramps, trying to dispel the notion the Defense Department is planning a decade-long award for one contractor.

Daily News | March 29, 2018

The Pentagon wants to govern the use of other transaction agreements so they're not misused without stymieing the speed and flexibility of the increasingly popular contracting method, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

The Pentagon’s newly constituted acquisition and sustainment office is divesting its role in managing programs and shifting to a focus on "capability portfolios," according to an official leading the re-organization.

The Insider | March 27, 2018

The No. 2 civilian in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is meeting with the F-35 joint program office today to discuss the operations and sustainment cost of the Joint Strike Fighter. 

The Insider | March 26, 2018

The Defense Department plans to release a second draft request for proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud competition in April after the first draft received more than 1,000 comments.

Daily News | March 22, 2018

The Defense Department expects to wrap up an assessment of U.S. missile defenses this spring, but a top official would not put a time frame on its completion as DOD weighs "competing approaches" to future threats.

The Insider | March 22, 2018

Lawmakers are seeking the Pentagon's reasoning behind planning the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services acquisition as a sole source award, according to the fiscal year 2018 omnibus legislation approved by the House today.

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