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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Daily News | May 16, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency is confident in the potential ability of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA weapon to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles, despite not being designed to do so, after lawmakers asked MDA to test the ship-based interceptor against such targets.

The Insider | May 15, 2018

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction continues to have issues with data reported by U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, as end-strength figures for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces provided for SIGAR's latest quarterly report were inaccurate.

Daily News | May 14, 2018

The Pentagon says managing multiple commercial cloud providers would be too complex and slow down cloud migration in a new report justifying the Defense Department's plan to make a single award for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program.

Daily News | April 30, 2018

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

Daily News | April 27, 2018

An influential advisory panel says the Defense Department should have access to the source code for software running on custom-built systems if officials want to improve security, performance and the speed at which DOD fields software updates. 

Daily News | April 26, 2018

The Pentagon plans to deliver to lawmakers two congressionally mandated reports on its controversial cloud program, including a justification of its single-award strategy, by early May, according to a top official.

Daily News | April 26, 2018

The official charged with setting defense acquisition policies is pushing Congress to streamline requirements that result in lengthy haggling over cost and pricing data so the Defense Department can drastically reduce the time it takes to buy equipment.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

A group of House authorizers is seeking to elevate the importance of the Defense Department's laboratories by involving them in the weapon system requirements process and aligning them more closely with the commercial sector.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

The Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment chief says the U.S. government is going to step up its advocacy of defense exports under a new conventional arms transfer policy, but she believes companies can do more by designing their systems with "exportability" up front.

The Insider | April 24, 2018

The Senate has cleared Army Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to become the next chief of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency.

The Insider | April 23, 2018

The Pentagon has released a memo laying out the Defense Department's rules for maintaining cybersecurity while transitioning to a cloud computing environment, as DOD plans to soon release a request for proposals to provide the military with enterprise, commercial cloud services.

The Insider | April 19, 2018

The State Department has approved a potential $1.2 billion sale of MH-60R Seahawk multimission helicopters to Mexico, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | April 19, 2018

The White House wants to elevate the importance of creating American jobs and boost the U.S. defense industry when considering weapons sales to foreign nations, as well as sell more American-made unmanned aerial systems to international partners, under a new conventional arms policy unveiled today.

Daily News | April 19, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technology officer says large contractors "are not largely the innovators you seek," but big defense companies and those representing them say they are adopting practices like agile development and helping DOD realize innovative technologies.

Daily News | April 17, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technologist says he wants to develop space-based lasers for missile defense within the next decade, an ambitious goal under a new pair of modernization tracks at the Defense Department.

Daily News | April 16, 2018

The Pentagon will not yet make public the rationale behind plans to award a single contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services program, despite appeals from contractors requesting a slew of additional information on the controversial acquisition.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

The Pentagon is setting up a Joint Artificial Intelligence Center to coordinate the AI development efforts of both the military and the intelligence community, according to the Defense Department's technology chief.

Daily News | April 13, 2018

Defense officials are seeking increased oversight of defense contractors' cybersecurity posture, as the outgoing head of U.S. Cyber Command is floating a potential role for the Cyber Mission Force in protecting the industrial base.

The Insider | April 12, 2018

Seven House Democrats, including the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, are seeking more information from the Trump administration on the decision to deploy National Guard units to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Daily News | April 11, 2018

The Coast Guard is leaving the door open to potentially expanding its heavy icebreaker program to six ships, and the service is giving shipbuilders the option to include block-buy proposals in their bids.

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