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.

Connect with Justin

The Insider | August 02, 2018

The Pentagon has named Chris Shank, a former NASA official, as director of the Strategic Capabilities Office, according to a biography posted to the Defense Department's website.

Daily News | August 02, 2018

The head of U.S. Strategic Command says developing and deploying space-based sensors to track ballistic missiles can be "quite affordable," in part due to new "commercial elements," despite cost concerns quashing past efforts to develop such a capability.

The Insider | July 31, 2018

The White House is directing federal agencies to prioritize certain technologies in their fiscal year 2020 budget submissions, including artificial intelligence, quantum information sciences and other investments related to national security. 

Daily News | July 31, 2018

The latest defense policy bill agreed to by congressional authorizers doesn't alter the Pentagon's ability to award other transaction agreements, despite controversy surrounding a nearly $1 billion OTA made earlier this year.

The Insider | July 27, 2018

The Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment organization has shed employees and direct-reporting offices under the final reorganization plan approved earlier this month, according to Under Secretary of Defense for A&S Ellen Lord.

Daily News | July 27, 2018

The Pentagon has issued a "do not buy" list of software to its acquisition workforce with the goal of ensuring no software linked to Russia or China is used in Defense Department systems and the defense supply chain.

The Insider | July 26, 2018

The Defense Department today released a much-anticipated request for proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure initiative, as officials decided to stick with a single-award approach for the enterprise cloud services contract worth upwards of $10 billion.

Daily News | July 25, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technology officer, carrying out a mandate from Congress, has directed all major defense acquisition programs to be subject to independent technical risk assessments before a decision can be made to initiate system development or transition a weapon to production.

Daily News | July 24, 2018

The final defense policy bill softens a proposed fence around funds for the Defense Department's cloud initiative, but lawmakers continue to warn the Pentagon to be more transparent about its plans.

Daily News | July 23, 2018

The Pentagon, having settled on a re-organization plan for its acquisition offices, is now able to focus on implementing a series of buying reforms mandated by Congress in recent years, likely leading to a revision of the policy directing the defense acquisition system, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | July 18, 2018

The Defense Department wants to shift $75 million in its budget to establish the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, a new organization which the department forecasts will require $1.7 billion over the next six years, according to DOD's June omnibus reprogramming request.

Daily News | July 17, 2018

The Pentagon is expected to release in the coming weeks new strategies for cyber and artificial intelligence, respectively, according to a Defense Department official.

The Insider | July 16, 2018

President Trump has approved an implementation plan to carry out the new conventional arms transfer policy aimed at streamlining the international weapon sales process and boosting American jobs.

Daily News | July 12, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technologist says the Defense Department will conduct more hypersonics weapons tests in the coming years compared to the past decade in order to deliver initial capabilities in the early 2020s.

Daily News | July 12, 2018

The U.S. military’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will be crucial to scaling AI and machine learning across the department and into operations, as well as attracting talented engineers to work with the Defense Department, according to DOD officials.

Daily News | July 11, 2018

The Pentagon chief information officer says his office is reviewing the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition strategy, but he declined to set a new date for releasing the final solicitation.

Daily News | July 10, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency is working to better integrate its sensors with those owned by the broader national security space community to track hypersonic missiles, according to an MDA official.

The Insider | July 09, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency announced today it has awarded an other transaction agreement to prototype a case management platform for the National Background Investigations System.

The Insider | July 05, 2018

The Pentagon's chief technologist has signed out a new document guiding how the Defense Department should leverage digital engineering to better deliver future defense systems.

Daily News | July 03, 2018

The White House is yet again at odds with the Senate over a provision in the annual defense authorization bill laying out a policy for offensive cyber operations, after the same language was stripped out of last year's legislation during conference negotiations.


Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting on the Trump administration's defense buildup and the response by the coming Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.