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 | July 20, 2016

The Navy's newest communications satellite, successfully launched into space late last month, experienced an "anomaly" during the transfer to its planned orbit location, forcing the service to halt the maneuver indefinitely, according to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.

The Insider | July 19, 2016

The Navy wrapped up Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) for the Littoral Combat Ship Jackson (LCS-6) this past weekend, Naval Sea Systems Command announced today.

Daily News | July 19, 2016

The Navy's new anti-ship missile program, being developed under an accelerated acquisition path, has cleared its critical design review, and officials are now preparing to assess whether the weapon is ready to enter initial production later this year.

Daily News | July 18, 2016

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson is encouraging lawmakers to give the service chiefs greater latitude to define requirements for weapons systems without interference from the joint staff.

Daily News | July 13, 2016

The Navy is investigating the cause behind a series of hull cracks discovered across the majority of the service's Expeditionary Fast Transport fleet in recent months.

Daily News | July 13, 2016

The failure of a shipboard electrical system is the primary reason behind the latest delay pushing the acceptance trials and delivery of the Navy's first-in-class megacarrier, the Gerald R. Ford, back to November, according to the head of Naval Sea Systems Command.

Daily News | July 12, 2016

Naval Sea Systems Command awarded contracts to four shipyards in late May to begin designing a new class of towing, salvage and rescue ships, according to a command spokesman.

Daily News | July 11, 2016

The refurbishment of the Marine Corps' entire fleet of 146 CH-53E "Super Stallion" heavy-lift helicopters is expected to be complete in 2019, the head of Marine aviation told lawmakers last week.

Daily News | July 8, 2016

The Navy did not effectively manage the acquisition and testing of the Advanced Arresting Gear developed to catch aircraft on carriers, and testing the system may not be possible when the Navy's first Ford-class carrier goes to sea trials later this year, according to a report on the program issued by the Defense Department's inspector general.

Daily News | July 8, 2016

The Navy is aiming to award the detail design and construction contract for the Ohio-replacement ballistic missile submarine program by the first day of fiscal year 2017, according to the service's submarine program manager.

Daily News | July 7, 2016

Information technologists in the Navy are issuing a new innovation challenge to industry for location-based services, a technology the service says will help expand the use of tablets and mobile phones across the service.

Daily News | July 6, 2016

The instances of minor but still costly mishaps occurring across Navy and Marine Corps aircraft squadrons are increasing, according to service officials.

Daily News | July 6, 2016

The Missile Defense Agency is studying the best way to defend the Aegis Ashore sites in Europe from aerial attacks, U.S. European Command confirmed.

Daily News | July 6, 2016

The Navy is planning to include in its fiscal year 2018 budget guidance language enabling organizations to provide resources for innovation as part of an effort to sustain the work done by a temporary task force over the last year.

The Insider | July 6, 2016

Naval Sea Systems Command is hosting a small business industry day on Aug. 18 at the Washington Navy Yard, NAVSEA announced last week.

Daily News | July 5, 2016

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2016 omnibus reprogramming request seeks to shift more than $500 million in funding for ship maintenance and an additional $129 million to fund Navy aircraft flying hours and depot maintenance.

Daily News | July 5, 2016

The Navy and a pair of external groups are developing new concepts for the way the fleet should be designed, organized and postured around the world, as the service determines the number of ships it will require in the future.

Daily News | June 28, 2016

The People's Republic of China's claims over significant swaths of the South China Sea are "vague, undefined" and not supported by "abundant historical evidence," according to the U.S. Navy's highest-ranking uniformed legal counsel.

Daily News | June 28, 2016

The four-star admiral in charge of U.S. Fleet Forces Command says the Navy's budding "distributed lethality" initiative is becoming more embraced as a "fleet concept" through doctrine, exercises and training.

Daily News | June 27, 2016

The Office of Naval Research will test a truck-based laser system against small drones next year, as the Marine Corps eyes potentially transitioning the weapon into a joint program of record with the Army, according to a top Marine general.

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