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 | October 22, 2018

The Pentagon has not been directed to send additional troops to the southern border, despite President Trump tweeting that a "caravan" of refugees from Central America poses a national emergency.

Daily News | October 17, 2018

The Defense Innovation Board will seek wide-ranging input in the coming months before making recommendations to Pentagon leadership on principles to guide the military's use of artificial intelligence, as employees at multiple technology companies remain opposed to working on AI for the Defense Department.

The Insider | October 17, 2018

The Defense Department's Project Maven team and its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center are slated to meet with private companies next month to discuss five key areas in AI for the military.

The Insider | October 12, 2018

The Pentagon has closed the window on bidding for its potentially 10-year, $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract.

Daily News | October 11, 2018

The Navy is imposing more rigorous cybersecurity requirements on contractors to protect programs and technologies it deems "critical" following an incident earlier this year in which Chinese hackers reportedly stole sensitive submarine warfare data from a Navy contractor.

The Insider | October 10, 2018

IBM has joined Oracle in protesting the Pentagon's multibillion-dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, charging the Defense Department has orchestrated the competition "with just one company in mind."

Daily News | October 09, 2018

The U.S. government secured $55.6 billion in arms sales in fiscal year 2018, a 33 percent increase above the previous year's total, according to the head of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | October 09, 2018

The Defense Department has developed an "entire generation" of weapon systems without adequately considering the cybersecurity of those platforms, according to congressional auditors.

Daily News | October 09, 2018

Harvey Rishikof, a key author of a MITRE Corp. report on securing the Pentagon's cyber supply chain, expects changes in defense acquisition rules will be an initial step in implementing the recommendations, which he says will have sweeping implications for the design of networks and IT products.

Daily News | October 09, 2018

Senior intelligence officials on Monday said they want better information sharing arrangements and a more expansive role for the government in protecting the defense industrial base and critical infrastructure from threats to the U.S. supply chain, especially in cyberspace.

Daily News | October 05, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency is studying how blockchain could be used to improve identity management tools for the military, according to an agency official.

Daily News | October 01, 2018

The Pentagon will establish outposts at select universities around the country under its new Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, the Defense Department's chief information officer said today.

Daily News | September 28, 2018

Defense Department organizations concerned with the state of their contractors' cybersecurity are assessing whether companies are meeting requirements for securing sensitive information on their networks.

The Insider | September 27, 2018

The Pentagon has brought two key officials into the fold of its new research and engineering organization, where they will collectively oversee nine key technology areas. 

The Insider | September 24, 2018

The Pentagon is bringing on the former CEO of cybersecurity firm Symantec and co-author of an influential report on China's technology transfer strategy to serve as the new head of the Defense Innovation Unit.

Daily News | September 24, 2018

The Pentagon needs to send the Energy Department a "steady-state" demand signal for nuclear warheads production and "revitalize" it similar to how the military has readied the missile, submarine, aircraft and weapons manufacturers industrial bases, respectively, for the U.S. nuclear recapitalization effort, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | September 18, 2018

The Defense Department will "defend forward" in daily competition with Russia and China in cyberspace, according to a new cyber strategy that defines a more prominent role for the U.S. military in protecting critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

Daily News | September 18, 2018

Continued bipartisan support for the U.S. government's $1.2 trillion nuclear modernization plans is intertwined with the Trump administration's progress on key arms control agreements with Russia, according to a Democratic senator.

Daily News | September 17, 2018

The fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill agreed to by conference negotiators adds new reporting requirements for Defense Department other transaction agreements and mandates a comptroller general review of their use, but it doesn't change DOD's ability to use such agreements.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

The defense spending bill agreed to by conference negotiators limits how the Pentagon can spend its funding for cloud efforts, including the high-profile Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure initiative.


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