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 | August 15, 2018

Industry groups are pushing Congress to compel the government to take steps to drastically reduce the backlog of background investigations as the Pentagon readies to take over the investigative process.

Daily News | August 13, 2018

The Pentagon is considering a series of recommendations for how it can fix vulnerabilities in its supply chain and convince contractors to take security as seriously as cost, schedule and performance.

Daily News | August 10, 2018

The new director of the Strategic Capabilities Office says several technology demonstrations are planned for the coming weeks, as he looks to maintain the "optempo" the office has set in developing novel ways of using existing conventional capabilities to deter China and Russia.

Daily News | August 09, 2018

The military's Silicon Valley start-up is no longer an experiment, according to the Pentagon's No. 2 official.

The Insider | August 07, 2018

Oracle America filed a pre-award protest this week against the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure solicitation, as the company argues the contract will lock DOD into a “legacy cloud” for the next decade.

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.

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