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 | September 19, 2016

The Navy is wrapping up an updated analysis on the number of ships it requires by the end of the month, according to the chief of naval operations.

Daily News | September 19, 2016

The Navy is struggling to hit its goal of capping deployments at seven months, as demand for the service's carrier strike groups around the world remains high, according to the chief of naval operations.

The Insider | September 19, 2016

Two influential senators are suggesting recent changes made to the Littoral Combat Ship program don't go far enough.

The Insider | September 19, 2016

Just three days after it was commissioned, the Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS-8) suffered two engineering casualties in a period of 24 hours as it traveled from Mobile, AL, to its home port in San Diego, CA.

The Insider | September 15, 2016

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) spoke this morning of the collective responsibility Congress bore for being unable to compromise on the future of government spending, forcing lawmakers to continue to stick to the spending caps set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Daily News | September 14, 2016

The U.S. Navy's program executive office for aircraft carriers is helping the government of India understand the basics of how to construct an aircraft carrier after the two governments reached an information exchange agreement earlier this year.

Daily News | September 13, 2016

An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter integrated with the Aegis combat system for the first time during a recent live-fire test, contractor Lockheed Martin has announced.

Daily News | September 13, 2016

The Navy is in the midst of operationally testing an extended range, networked version of the Harpoon anti-ship missile on F/A-18 fighter jets, according to a Boeing official.

The Insider | September 12, 2016

The new changes to Littoral Combat Ship operations will simplify the much maligned program and potentially even make the ships more useful, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson.

Daily News | September 12, 2016

The Navy's International Programs Office is working with NATO headquarters to facilitate potential sales of the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to European allies, according to the officer in charge of the service's international programs.

Daily News | September 8, 2016

The Navy has introduced sweeping changes to the way it will operate its 28 baseline Littoral Combat Ships moving forward, including a decision to separate where the two different variants of the ship are based.

The Insider | September 6, 2016

Commander of Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden recently ordered a brief "engineering stand-down" for every Littoral Combat Ship crew after one of the diesel engines on the Freedom (LCS-1) failed.

Daily News | September 6, 2016

After flying a V-22 Osprey outfitted with a safety-critical, 3D-printed part for the first time, Naval Air Systems Command is expanding the amount of aircraft components it can build using additive manufacturing and aiming to engage industry in the process, according to an official involved in the effort.

Daily News | September 6, 2016

The Defense Science Board is recommending the program executive office for Littoral Combat Ships lead an evaluation of alternative autonomous technologies for countering underwater mines.

Daily News | August 30, 2016

The Navy is planning to award a development contract for the upgraded version of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) system in a year's time, according to a new request for information.

Daily News | August 29, 2016

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has signed off on a new strategy to guide the service's force development over the next decade.

Daily News | August 26, 2016

The Marine Corps plans to improve the readiness of its MV-22 Ospreys by overhauling its fleet over the next several years until it achieves just a single configuration of the tiltrotor aircraft, according to the service.

Daily News | August 26, 2016

The Navy will soon inform Capitol Hill of major changes the service is making to the way it operates Littoral Combat Ships, including a new crewing model, a move away from interchangeable mission packages and a designation of four dedicated test ships, according to sources familiar with the changes.

The Insider | August 25, 2016

The Navy has delayed releasing a request for proposals for a new Littoral Combat Ship mission module production and sustainment contract because the service has been incorporating feedback from industry on previous draft solicitations, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman.

Daily News | August 24, 2016

Marine Corps operational testers are working through trials of the V-22 Osprey's new aircraft survivability equipment, with the service aiming to wrap up testing of the system by early calendar year 2017.

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