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
Daily News | May 31, 2019

The Pentagon will unveil a new cybersecurity certification for Defense Department contractors this year, as DOD officials concede the current rules governing how companies should secure sensitive information are not working.

Daily News | May 29, 2019

The Defense Intelligence Agency assesses Russia is "probably" violating a ban on conducting nuclear tests, according to the head of DIA, although U.S. officials have not provided any further evidence of the claim.

Daily News | May 23, 2019

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill would create "special pathways" for software acquisition and cut funding for programs not using agile development methods, according to a summary of the legislation released today.

Daily News | May 22, 2019

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate is leveraging broad agency announcements, typically used for basic and applied research, to get over the "contractual valley of death" and more quickly design, develop and advance joint warfighting systems toward the field in key mission areas, starting with long-range targeting and electronic warfare.

Daily News | May 21, 2019

Defense Department contractors are struggling to meet the standards for protecting sensitive DOD information on their networks, as most companies fail to use key controls like multifactor authentication and incident response tests, according to a new report from cybersecurity auditing firm Sera-Brynn.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

House appropriators are seeking to block the Defense Department from migrating any data and applications to the commercial cloud provider who wins the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract until DOD provides more information on how it will transition to a multi cloud environment.

Daily News | May 17, 2019

The Defense Department's research and engineering arm has established an "Allied Prototyping Initiative" to collaborate with foreign partners on DOD's top technology goals, including hypersonic weapons, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity.

Daily News | May 16, 2019

The Defense Department's acquisition and sustainment office is drafting new guidance for international arms cooperation with nations in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

BALTIMORE -- New contracting language under development at the Defense Department aims to hold contractors "accountable" for the cybersecurity of the products they deliver to the government, as well as the security of the companies in their supply chains, according to the chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

The Defense Department will consider investing in a new program to collapse more than 600 contracts for unclassified and classified network services across 14 civilian, "Fourth Estate" agencies into a single, 10-year services contract, with the aim of realigning cost savings toward "lethality programs."

Daily News | May 14, 2019

The Defense Information Systems Agency's newly established Emerging Technology Directorate is using other transaction agreements to pursue several programs, including a new assured identity capability for personnel using Defense Department networks.

Daily News | May 6, 2019

The Pentagon has moved in recent years to better secure key technologies from potential adversaries like China, but those efforts are increasingly coming into conflict with the Defense Department's attempts to work with commercial businesses. 

Daily News | May 2, 2019

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is moving forward with the “Assault Breaker II” program to provide the “technical underpinning” for multi-domain operations and counter anti-access, area-denial strategies employed by Russia and China.

Daily News | May 1, 2019

A pair of Defense Department programs being pursued to develop air-launched, hypersonic weapons are racing to reach their initial flight tests by the end of calendar year 2019, although hardware integration issues could push the trials into 2020, according to the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

The Insider | April 30, 2019

The Senate today confirmed R. Clarke Cooper as the assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs, nearly 300 days after he was first nominated.

Daily News | April 25, 2019

The Pentagon will soon issue new guidance for facilitating cyberspace security cooperation, as officials aim to increase partnerships between U.S. cyber forces and those of allied nations.

The Insider | April 25, 2019

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order transferring responsibility to the Defense Department for conducting background investigations, a long-awaited move that also renames the Defense Security Service the “Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.”

Daily News | April 24, 2019

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction says the U.S. government continues to over-classify important information about the 17-year war and the status of Afghan forces.

The Insider | April 23, 2019

The Defense Digital Service's founding director is stepping down after four years on the job, the Pentagon announced today.

Daily News | April 23, 2019

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin ended the Defense Department's long-standing contract with a group of high-level scientists known as JASON because he felt the group wasn’t worth funding anymore, arguing DOD would be better off using other avenues for independent technical analysis, according to government officials.

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