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 | September 13, 2018

The State Department has approved two major defense sales to South Korea, according to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | September 12, 2018

The head of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency says cost waivers granted to countries buying U.S. weapons are key to securing arms deals, as some lawmakers have questioned the practice of giving billions in discounts to rich Middle Eastern nations.

The Insider | September 10, 2018

The State Department has approved the potential sale to Japan of up to nine E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft for $3.1 billion, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | September 10, 2018

President Trump today signed out a directive directing the State Department, the Pentagon and the director of national intelligence to develop a congressionally mandated briefing on the war in Yemen.

Daily News | September 07, 2018

The United States will propose changes to how the Missile Technology Control Regime guides exports of unmanned aerial systems at an upcoming annual meeting, as officials want to enable U.S. companies to compete with countries like China for foreign UAS sales.

Daily News | September 06, 2018

The United States needs to pursue a new approach of "consistent engagement" in cyberspace, according to the head of U.S. cyber forces, potentially previewing a forthcoming revision of the military's cyber strategy.

Daily News | September 06, 2018

U.S. Cyber Command has had acquisition authority for more than two years, but the increasingly important command has struggled to make full use of its buying powers due to workforce gaps.

The Insider | September 04, 2018

The Pentagon is again signaling the release of the long-awaited Missile Defense Review is imminent.

Daily News | September 04, 2018

The Pentagon's technology chief, who worked on the Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s, says past cost estimates of space-based missile defense interceptors are overblown, as he believes a constellation of 1,000 interceptors could cost $20 billion.

Daily News | August 30, 2018

Pentagon officials have been mulling over a new initiative aimed at raising the importance of security in acquisition for at least two months, but industry groups are awaiting further clarity on how the Defense Department will implement the “deliver uncompromised” effort.

Daily News | August 29, 2018

Top U.S. officials head to India next week to discuss the strategic relationship and finalize agreements allowing major arms sales to move forward, but New Delhi is not immune from sanctions if it moves forward with the purchase of new Russian weapons, according to a Pentagon official.

Daily News | August 28, 2018

The Defense Department maintains it will have multiple cloud computing providers in the future and is telling companies its cloud strategy "continues to evolve," as DOD prepares to respond to a protest against a potentially $10 billion solicitation. 

Daily News | August 23, 2018

The defense spending bill advancing through Congress would add $163 million to the Missile Defense Agency's directed-energy development programs, including an increase meant to keep three contractors working on an airborne laser program through next year.  

Daily News | August 21, 2018

The coordinator of an influential Pentagon advisory panel says contractors who file bid protests against Defense Department acquisitions are slowing down efforts to modernize DOD's IT infrastructure.

Daily News | August 17, 2018

China's strategy to become the world's science and technology leader relies on advances in dual-use technologies, such as artificial intelligence, likely to be driven by the commercial sector, but adopted by its military to fight "informatized warfare," according to a new Pentagon report.

Daily News | August 15, 2018

Industry groups are pushing Congress to compel the government to take steps to drastically reduce the backlog of background investigations as the Pentagon readies to take over the investigative process.

Daily News | August 13, 2018

The Pentagon is considering a series of recommendations for how it can fix vulnerabilities in its supply chain and convince contractors to take security as seriously as cost, schedule and performance.

Daily News | August 10, 2018

The new director of the Strategic Capabilities Office says several technology demonstrations are planned for the coming weeks, as he looks to maintain the "optempo" the office has set in developing novel ways of using existing conventional capabilities to deter China and Russia.

Daily News | August 09, 2018

The military's Silicon Valley start-up is no longer an experiment, according to the Pentagon's No. 2 official.

The Insider | August 07, 2018

Oracle America filed a pre-award protest this week against the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure solicitation, as the company argues the contract will lock DOD into a “legacy cloud” for the next decade.


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