Justin Doubleday

Justin Doubleday was managing editor of Inside the Pentagon until June 2021, where he focused 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 | December 8, 2020

The Pentagon will soon roll out a revised version of its Trusted Capital program featuring a digital marketplace aimed at connecting dual-use technology companies with vetted venture capital, according to a Defense Department acquisition official.

Daily News | December 4, 2020

The compromise fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill does not include strict "Buy American" requirements for weapons programs after defense industry groups and foreign governments lobbied against them.

The Insider | December 4, 2020

The United States authorized $175 billion in defense sales to foreign nations in fiscal year 2020, U.S. officials announced today.

The Insider | December 3, 2020

President Trump has nominated Adm. John Aquilino to serve as the next head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the Pentagon announced today.

Daily News | December 3, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to award a contract next year for "Electromagnetic Battlefield Management" software, as the Pentagon views automation as key to decluttering an increasingly contested spectrum environment.

Daily News | December 2, 2020

U.S. Southern Command is looking to shift a technology demonstration of unmanned, persistent surveillance systems into a Defense Department program of record, according to the command's chief.

Daily News | November 25, 2020

The Pentagon's acting chief has signed a new "cyberspace accountability" directive aimed at ensuring Defense Department organizations are following security protocols and processes to thwart cyber adversaries like China from exploiting network vulnerabilities.

Daily News | November 24, 2020

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center's new director is imploring Defense Department components to understand AI and it uses, rather than just spend money on it, including through the creation of a new "missions directorate" to work with DOD organizations on how they can use AI and machine learning.

The Insider | November 19, 2020

Pentagon officials briefed House lawmakers today on COVID-19's impact on Defense Department information technology systems, as the pandemic has forced DOD to accommodate teleworking using new IT applications.

Daily News | November 19, 2020

U.S. Cyber Command's key warfighting programs lack interoperability goals such as data tagging standards, potentially putting at risk the ability of those systems to share information and work in coordination, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | November 18, 2020

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has approved a new enterprise policy for managing the potential loss of manufacturing sources amid broader concerns about declining electronics production and other supply chain shortfalls.

Daily News | November 11, 2020

New Senate spending legislation would let the Pentagon experiment with using a new category of appropriations to fund eight software development programs under a single budget activity.

The Insider | November 10, 2020

The State Department has approved $23 billion in potential foreign military sales to the United Arab Emirates, including a deal for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, although Democrats have pushed back on the weapons transfer.

Daily News | November 10, 2020

The Pentagon is developing a proposal to reverse the decline in U.S. production and testing of microelectronics key to national security systems, critical infrastructure and consumer electronic products, according to the Defense Department's acquisition chief.

Daily News | November 4, 2020

The Pentagon is planning a second round of contracts for fifth-generation wireless experiments early next year, as well as two new broad area announcements related to the military’s telecommunications research, according to the head of the Defense Department’s 5G development program.

Daily News | October 23, 2020

Ligado Networks is developing safeguards required to ensure its proposed network won't interfere with the Global Positioning System and other operations, but federal agencies are refusing to work with the company, Ligado told the Federal Communications Commission today.

Daily News | October 23, 2020

The Pentagon has faced confusion, pushback and controversy over its latest spectrum proposals, forcing the Defense Department to issue a denial about plans to nationalize fifth-generation wireless networks and muddying DOD's role in U.S. 5G initiatives.

The Insider | October 22, 2020

The Defense Department inspector general has terminated an audit of what DOD did to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities identified during the testing and evaluation of acquisition programs, citing the effects of COVID-19.

The Insider | October 21, 2020

The State Department has cleared three weapon sales to Taiwan, including an order of more than $1 billion worth of land-attack missiles.

The Insider | October 21, 2020

The National Security Agency has released an advisory detailing how actors backed by the Chinese government are targeting known vulnerabilities in U.S. national security networks.

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