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 24, 2018

The Pentagon is bringing on the former CEO of cybersecurity firm Symantec and co-author of an influential report on China's technology transfer strategy to serve as the new head of the Defense Innovation Unit.

Daily News | September 24, 2018

The Pentagon needs to send the Energy Department a "steady-state" demand signal for nuclear warheads production and "revitalize" it similar to how the military has readied the missile, submarine, aircraft and weapons manufacturers industrial bases, respectively, for the U.S. nuclear recapitalization effort, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | September 18, 2018

The Defense Department will "defend forward" in daily competition with Russia and China in cyberspace, according to a new cyber strategy that defines a more prominent role for the U.S. military in protecting critical infrastructure and the defense industrial base.

Daily News | September 18, 2018

Continued bipartisan support for the U.S. government's $1.2 trillion nuclear modernization plans is intertwined with the Trump administration's progress on key arms control agreements with Russia, according to a Democratic senator.

Daily News | September 17, 2018

The fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill agreed to by conference negotiators adds new reporting requirements for Defense Department other transaction agreements and mandates a comptroller general review of their use, but it doesn't change DOD's ability to use such agreements.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

The defense spending bill agreed to by conference negotiators limits how the Pentagon can spend its funding for cloud efforts, including the high-profile Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure initiative.

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.

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