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.

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The Insider | March 12, 2021

The State Department has approved a potential $1.77 billion sale of P-8 aircraft and associated equipment to Germany, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | March 12, 2021

House lawmakers signaled broad support today for recommendations from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence on developing, attracting and retaining AI talent, while further probing the Defense Department’s digital shortcomings.

Daily News | March 10, 2021

A group of House Armed Services Committee members will develop legislative proposals in the coming months to address critical foreign dependencies in the U.S. defense supply chain.

The Insider | March 8, 2021

A Chinese hacking group is exploiting flaws in Microsoft Exchange servers to target email systems used by a wide range of organizations, including military contractors and think tanks, according to Microsoft.

Daily News | March 4, 2021

The Defense Department's weapons contracts include exhaustive requirements ensuring systems can withstand vibration, resist dust and sand and don't have sharp edges that could cut personnel, but most still fail to include detailed cybersecurity specifications, according to a Government Accountability Office report released today.

The Insider | March 4, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee today announced the establishment of a bipartisan task force to review the defense supply chain.

Daily News | March 3, 2021

The Defense Department is developing a data-driven, interconnected web of sensors, weapons and communications systems, but one major roadblock in the effort is the lack of useful Identity, Credentialing, Access and Management solutions, according to a top Joint Staff official.

Daily News | March 2, 2021

While federal agencies have massively reduced the background investigations backlog and published a new set of vetting principles, officials still need to issue new investigative guidelines, develop a workforce plan to meet future investigations requirements, and better secure legacy IT systems.

Daily News | March 1, 2021

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence approved its final report today, sending the White House and Congress a bevy of recommendations on how the United States should approach technology competition with China in the coming decade.

The Insider | February 26, 2021

Air Force Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner took over today as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network, replacing retiring Vice Adm. Nancy Norton.

Daily News | February 25, 2021

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency's new "continuous vetting" system has flagged "clearance issues" among multiple Capitol rioters, including some working in the defense industrial base, according to the head of the agency.

Daily News | February 23, 2021

House and Senate defense authorizers used hearings with outside technology experts this week to probe the Pentagon's struggle to transition new technologies into programs of record and take full advantage of advances in software.

Daily News | February 22, 2021

The Defense Science Board last month launched a congressionally mandated study of the Defense Department's cyber warfighting capabilities, including a technical evaluation of DOD's major cyber warfare programs.

Daily News | February 18, 2021

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence continued deliberations about its final report this week, discussing new "blueprints" for government action, including shifting billions toward the Defense Department's AI and emerging technology initiatives.

The Insider | February 17, 2021

The Pentagon is preparing a multiple award contract for test and evaluation services for the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, according to a recent government notice.

Daily News | February 12, 2021

The Defense Department has been conspicuously absent from the list of federal agencies known to have been hit by the far reaching SolarWinds cyber infiltration, but a leading House defense authorizer isn’t taking solace as federal officials continue their investigation.

Daily News | February 10, 2021

Pentagon officials are laying the groundwork for advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning by establishing new requirements for how different systems should be able to exchange and communicate data, rather than mandating a single data standard.

Daily News | February 5, 2021

The Defense Science Board says the Pentagon could gain "revolutionary" benefits from upgrading and increasing its use of capabilities like digital engineering, virtual exercising, strategic gaming and synthetic environments.

Daily News | February 2, 2021

The Pentagon's acquisition security chief predicts 2021 will be a big year for supply chain risk management initiatives in the wake of the devastating SolarWinds hack and the COVID-19 pandemic's illumination of global supply challenges.

Daily News | January 28, 2021

The Pentagon has told lawmakers it may abandon the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement if a federal court allows Amazon's allegation that former President Trump tainted the contract award to move forward.

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