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.

Daily News | March 14, 2018

The Pentagon is working on an artificial intelligence strategy aimed at aligning various efforts across the Defense Department and outpacing China.

The Insider | March 14, 2018

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the White House today urging officials there to make security clearance reform one of their top priorities.

The Insider | March 14, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) says he'll advocate for giving the Defense Department more flexibility to close facilities and move assets this year, after the Pentagon neglected to request a Base Realignment and Closure round as part of its fiscal year 2019 budget.

Daily News | March 13, 2018

U.S. intelligence agencies and other government partners are undertaking a landmark initiative this week to overhaul the security clearance background investigations process, as the Defense Department prepares its proposal to take responsibility for DOD-specific investigations.

Daily News | March 08, 2018

Architects of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program envision a future where data moves freely between Defense Department users in a single cloud environment, enabling innovations like machine learning and artificial intelligence, but questions persist about the efficacy of their plan and the fate of other DOD cloud programs.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

The Defense Department has lifted restrictions on the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction publishing data on Taliban control over local populations, and SIGAR subsequently released a document showing insurgent control has reached a record high. 

Daily News | March 07, 2018

Defense Department officials have a “critical responsibility” to engage with industry and should not fear such interactions as long as they stay within ethical and legal boundaries, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan makes clear in new guidance.

The Insider | March 07, 2018

REAN Cloud says it is disappointed with the Pentagon's decision to dramatically reduce the scope of its nearly $1 billion contract for cloud migration services, blaming “the old guard” of defense contractors for holding back the U.S. military from harnessing innovative technologies.

Daily News | March 07, 2018

The Pentagon is planning to award a single indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for commercial cloud services in September, sticking with a sole-source acquisition strategy highly criticized by some in industry late last year.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says he would focus the panel on finding places where the Pentagon can cut costs if the lower chamber flips this November and he becomes committee chairman.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The Pentagon’s chief innovation officer used the first public address in his new role to focus on the Chinese threat to U.S. military technological superiority, citing hypersonic technology as his No. 1 technical priority.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted CSRA approval to begin operating a new on-premise, commercial cloud environment.

The Insider | March 05, 2018

The Pentagon has lowered a controversial cloud services production agreement to just $65 million, limiting the services to U.S. Transportation Command, after it was initially awarded as a nearly $1 billion agreement available to the entire Defense Department.

Daily News | March 02, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is briefing senior Defense Department leadership on its proposal for a modernization strategy focused on missions rather than capabilities, according to its director.

The Insider | March 01, 2018

The State Department has approved a sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, marking the potential first sale of defensive weapons to Kiev since it began battling Russian-backed separatists in 2014.

Daily News | March 01, 2018

The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a national infrastructure plan for hypersonic weapon testing, as he says China has nearly twice the number of facilities as the United States.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

The Pentagon is moving too slowly in its pursuit of a space-based sensor system for missile defense, the head of U.S. Strategic Command argued today, as the Missile Defense Agency's latest budget forecasts plans to spend billions more on ground-based radars instead. 

Daily News | February 26, 2018

The Pentagon may run the command-and-control for new low-yield nuclear weapons through the geographic combatant commands, rather than U.S. Strategic Command, according to defense officials.

The Insider | February 23, 2018

The leader of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outpost has departed, with no immediate successor named.

Daily News | February 22, 2018

Lawmakers may divide along partisan lines in a debate over new weapons called for in the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review, as some Democrats are concerned about their cost, as well as the potential to undermine strategic stability and increase the chance of miscalculation, according to congressional staffers.

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