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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | May 26, 2016

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft will be reviewed by the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer for initial production next month, according to a program official. 

Daily News | May 25, 2016

The Navy is contemplating splitting up the follow-on contract for the Next-Generation Enterprise Network services into multiple deals, with officials planning to firm up an acquisition strategy and release a draft solicitation for the first segment of work by this fall.

Daily News | May 25, 2016

Naval Air Systems Command is emphasizing reliability and maintenance processes in the design phase of its programs as part of the response to the ongoing readiness crisis in the Marine Corps' helicopter fleet, according to a top program official.

Daily News | May 23, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to block the Navy from installing the Advanced Arresting Gear on the aircraft carrier Enterprise until the service entertains alternatives to landing an aircraft aboard a carrier, according to the committee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill.

Daily News | May 23, 2016

The Navy will conduct a fleet battle experiment using MV-22 Ospreys to perform the carrier onboard delivery mission off the West Coast in the coming months, according to service officials.

Daily News | May 19, 2016

The Navy will address its manning construct for the Littoral Combat Ship before coming to conclusions on other parts of the program, as the service's top officer believes any decisions made on the ship's crewing will drive potential changes to LCS training, operations and maintenance.

Daily News | May 19, 2016

The Navy and Textron Systems are discussing additional orders of the company's Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle after the service decided earlier this year the unmanned boat would play a larger role in the Littoral Combat Ship's mine countermeasures mission package, according to a Textron executive.

Daily News | May 18, 2016

The Pentagon’s decision to choose between Austal USA and Lockheed Martin to build the future frigate, rather than having both contractors build the ships, has forced the Navy to give the shipbuilders more "trade space" in designing the vessel, according to a program official. 

Daily News | May 18, 2016

The Navy is trying to complete the installations of its new tactical afloat network on ships and submarines by as soon as 2020, according to a service official.

Daily News | May 16, 2016

The German government has sent the United States a request for pricing on 41 CH-53K "King Stallion" heavy-lift helicopters, according to a program official. 

Daily News | May 16, 2016

The Navy is preparing to accept the first-in-class guided missile destroyer Zumwalt from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works this month, but the next-generation ship still has years of combat systems installations and testing before it's ready to deploy.

Daily News | May 13, 2016

The Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a defense policy bill that not only directs a Nunn-McCurdy review of the Navy's carrier Advanced Arresting Gear but prohibits procurement funding for the effort.

Daily News | May 12, 2016

The Navy is making preparations to install Kongsberg's Naval Strike Missile system on the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom, which will deploy to the Asia-Pacific region later this year.

Daily News | May 11, 2016

A newly released report details what a 72-month operational cycle would look like for surface combatants, an interval the Navy had been studying before moving to the 36-month Optimized Fleet Response Plan recently put in place, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | May 10, 2016

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has tasked the service's acquisition chief with examining research and development funding mechanisms to ensure they're being used to harness innovation to the maximum extent possible.

Daily News | May 9, 2016

Senate authorizers have expressed support for several shipbuilding initiatives similar to what was included in the House Armed Services Committee's defense policy bill, but how those plus-ups will be funded in the upper-chamber committee's version of the legislation remains a key question ahead of the panel's mark-up this week.

Daily News | May 4, 2016

The Navy is preparing to award follow-on contracts to as many as three companies to produce engineering development models of the anti-submarine warfare systems that will be used on the Littoral Combat Ship, according to a program official.

Daily News | May 4, 2016

House authorizers want a 10 days heads up before the Navy initiates a project using money from a new fund the service wants to establish for rapid prototyping and experimentation.

Daily News | May 2, 2016

The Navy is planning to deposit shipbuilding funds appropriated for the Ohio-class replacement program in fiscal year 2017 into the National Sea-based Deterrence Fund, according to the service.

Daily News | April 29, 2016

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will build the first of the Navy's upgraded guided missile destroyers, according to a Navy business posting.

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