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 | December 07, 2018

Oracle America has taken the next step in challenging the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud solicitation, filing suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims after the Government Accountability Office dismissed the company's arguments last month.

Daily News | December 06, 2018

The Pentagon’s highest ranking officer said today it’s "inexplicable" commercial technology companies wouldn’t want to work with the U.S. military.

Daily News | December 05, 2018

The Defense Department is carrying out congressionally mandated reviews of cyber vulnerabilities in its major weapon systems and critical infrastructure through a layered approach involving multiple agencies and teams, according to a joint staff official.

Daily News | December 04, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency will work with two companies to prototype a product for isolating potential cybersecurity risks from the internet in cloud environment, with one vendor possibly moving on to provide the technology across the Defense Department.

The Insider | November 21, 2018

The Commerce Department is seeking input on how to best identify emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, that are essential to national security and could be subject to export controls. 

Daily News | November 20, 2018

BAE Systems and other organizations are urging the Treasury Department to clarify an interim rule expanding the scope of transactions overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, as BAE argues the current rules could harm trusted, foreign-owned defense firms.

The Insider | November 19, 2018

The Pentagon, which forecasts costs for everything from complex weapon systems development to the amount of fuel the military will consume annually, is declining to provide a public cost estimate for the ongoing deployment of 5,800 troops to the southwestern border of the United States.

Daily News | November 16, 2018

The Pentagon's technology chief predicts the Defense Department within the next five years will produce operational systems backed by quantum timing devices, as the U.S. military looks to reduce its reliance on GPS.

The Insider | November 15, 2018

National Background Investigations Bureau Director Charles Phalen said today the background investigations backlog stands at 630,000, down 13 percent since the spring.

Daily News | November 15, 2018

President Trump is expected to “imminently” sign an executive order formally shifting federal background investigations to the Defense Security Service and rebranding DSS as the “Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency,” according to Defense Department officials.

The Insider | November 14, 2018

The Government Accountability Office has dismissed Oracle America's protest against the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services solicitation. 

Daily News | November 13, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technologist says the Defense Department will increase funding for laser scaling programs in its forthcoming budget request, as he believes directed-energy weapons are just a few years from being useful in battle.

Daily News | November 12, 2018

The Air Force's recent award to Northrop Grumman is the "first of several" planned contracts to build out the "Unified Platform" for military cyber operations, a capability critical to eventually separating U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency.

The Insider | November 08, 2018

The Defense Department is putting some guardrails around its new acquisition authorities, with a handbook on other transaction authority set for release later this month, and a policy governing rapid prototyping and acquisition on the way in early 2019, according to the Pentagon's acquisition chief.

Daily News | November 06, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to automate more processes used to protect Defense Department networks from cyberattacks and use data analytics to study intrusions and develop algorithms to identify potential threats.

Daily News | November 06, 2018

LINTHICUM, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency will begin reviewing how well contractors protect government data, with consequences for companies who don't implement adequate cybersecurity, DISA's top official told industry this week.

Daily News | November 05, 2018

The Defense Department will pursue a computing environment featuring different types of clouds and multiple vendors, but the chief information officer's role as a central governing authority will be key to reaching an "optimized" environment, according to an overview of the Pentagon's cloud strategy.

Daily News | November 01, 2018

A recently completed review identified numerous gaps in the military's cyber posture and is now driving the Pentagon toward new investments in cybersecurity, including those featuring artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Daily News | October 30, 2018

U.S. officials are touting the Defense Department's more "assertive" posture in cyberspace following the release of a new Pentagon cyber strategy and the repeal of an Obama-era directive governing military cyber operations.

The Insider | October 29, 2018

The Pentagon will publish a forthcoming annual report on operational weapons testing in unclassified format only, according to a spokeswoman, after a prominent congressional Democrat claimed the Defense Department planned to shroud the document in secrecy.

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