Justin Doubleday

Justin Doubleday was managing editor of Inside the Pentagon until June 2021, where he focused 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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | October 22, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has recused himself from making decisions on the Pentagon's controversial Joint Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure program due to his son's employment with IBM.

The Insider | October 18, 2019

The House Armed Services Committee has chartered a special task force to compare the Defense Department's priorities, capabilities and concepts against potential adversaries and long-range threats.

Daily News | October 17, 2019

The Defense Department is developing guidance for securely connecting national security systems and other devices to the pending Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure commercial cloud environment using a "zero trust" security framework, according to a defense official.

Daily News | October 16, 2019

The Defense Information Systems Agency is seeking proposals from companies interested in prototyping identity management technologies that officials say are foundational to the Defense Department's new "zero-trust" approach to network security.

The Insider | October 15, 2019

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced $55.4 billion in weapons sales in fiscal year 2019, as U.S. arms exports remain strong despite the Trump administration's controversial decision this year to buck congressional opposition and continue selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Daily News | October 10, 2019

The Pentagon is developing a list of tested and approved control system products, as defense officials are increasingly concerned a cyberattack on unsecure critical infrastructure could disrupt military operations.

Daily News | October 8, 2019

The Pentagon will soon release an "adaptive acquisition framework" with six distinct pathways for program managers to select from, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | October 8, 2019

The Defense Department's initial use cases for fifth-generation communications technologies include virtual reality for training and simulation, "smart" bases, supply chain management, and depot automation, according to a top DOD official.

Daily News | October 3, 2019

The head of the Section 809 panel says Congress will peel back the Defense Department’s ability to use other transaction agreements if it doesn’t reign in the "abuse" of such agreements.

Daily News | October 3, 2019

Three of the largest defense industry associations are raising questions about the Pentagon's new cybersecurity certification, including concerns about the "aggressive" implementation time line and the lack of clarity on how the protections will be applied across different programs and suppliers.

The Insider | October 1, 2019

The newly branded Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has officially taken on the background investigations mission with the start of fiscal year 2020.

Daily News | September 25, 2019

The Defense Department has released a new template for "DevSecOps" software acquisition, as DOD aims to improve upon its legacy software development practices.

Daily News | September 23, 2019

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate is advocating for a "zero trust" approach to security across many of its technology initiatives, including cyber capabilities and fifth-generation wireless networks.

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.

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