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 | June 29, 2018

The White House is proposing the Defense Department take over the background investigations mission for the entire federal government, but the Pentagon has yet to tap a senior leader for managing the impending transfer of military-specific investigations to DOD, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | June 28, 2018

The Section 809 panel is recommending the Defense Department elevate the role program executive officers play in acquisition by giving them more power over program decisions and funding within their capability portfolios.

Daily News | June 27, 2018

Congressional appropriators want to increase funding for the military's artificial intelligence pathfinder, even as Pentagon officials debate how to move forward after Google announced it would drop out of the project once its contract ends.

The Insider | June 26, 2018

The State Department has given the green light to a potential $860 million sale of Aegis combat systems to Spain.

Daily News | June 26, 2018

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is updating its guidebook for using other transaction agreements after the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest against one of the organization’s production agreements.

The Insider | June 25, 2018

The Pentagon has shifted responsibility for its enterprise cloud computing initiative to the new chief information officer, as lawmakers raise questions about the acquisition strategy for the U.S. military's enterprise cloud computing program.

Daily News | June 25, 2018

House lawmakers are pushing the Defense Department to shore up its policies on contractor cybersecurity, as Congress weighs legislative options in the wake of a hack into a Navy contractor's sensitive undersea warfare data.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

The Defense Department, alarmed at the volume of sensitive data being stolen through cyber exfiltration, is bolstering the importance of security in its acquisition programs.

Daily News | June 20, 2018

Amazon Web Services, the largest commercial cloud provider in the world, sees the Defense Department as central to a federal sector that's been slow to modernize its IT infrastructure, but has just started to embrace commercial cloud technologies.

Daily News | June 19, 2018

After declining to seek a base realignment and closure round in its latest budget request, the Pentagon is weighing new approaches to evaluating installations and dealing with excess property, according to a top Defense Department official.

Daily News | June 15, 2018

The Pentagon has an ongoing damage assessment into the hack of a Navy contractor's networks that reportedly saw China steal troves of data on a sensitive program to outfit submarines with a supersonic, anti-ship missile.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

The Pentagon, on the heels of completing a review of its manufacturing industrial base, will soon begin studying whether U.S. industry is prepared to deliver the game-changing technologies the Defense Department seeks to field in the future.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

House lawmakers are moving to restrict how quickly the Defense Department can shift other transaction agreements from prototype work to production after government auditors ruled DOD improperly awarded a nearly $1 billion follow-on production agreement earlier this spring.

Daily News | June 12, 2018

A panel tasked with helping the Defense Department streamline acquisition is readying a recommendation for the military to more effectively manage its big-ticket programs by administering them through "enterprise capability portfolios."

The Insider | June 12, 2018

The State Department has approved a possible sale of Apache helicopter equipment and weapons to India.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

The chief of U.S. Southern Command is pushing for his forces to help test new technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning and vet them for deployment to higher priority regions of the world.

Daily News | June 06, 2018

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is moving to prevent the Defense Department from migrating to two planned commercial cloud environments until the Pentagon provides more information on its cloud strategy and spending plans.

Daily News | June 06, 2018

The Defense Department is making headway on several innovation efforts, including rapid prototyping programs and the implementation of commercial software practices in major defense programs like the F-22 fighter and the Cobra Dane radar, according to the Pentagon's top technology official.

Daily News | June 06, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants the Defense Department to spend up to $150 million to promote investments in hardware technologies with future military utility.

Daily News | June 04, 2018

The Pentagon may soon commission a study of the Strategic Capabilities Office's culture and processes so they might be leveraged across the Defense Department.

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