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 | April 27, 2016

The Navy has programmed $175 million into its plans across the next five years to fund an unmanned test ship to test the capabilities of the upgraded Flight III Arleigh-Burke destroyer against anti-ship cruise missiles, government documents show.

Daily News | April 27, 2016

The Navy is aiming to leverage several common components between its next-generation air-launched and ship-launched cruise missiles, but the two programs will likely use different airframes and propulsion systems, according to service officials.

Daily News | April 26, 2016

An amendment to the House Armed Services Committee's version of the defense policy bill would codify Defense Secretary Ash Carter's cut to the Littoral Combat Ship program that capped procurement at 40 ships and directed the Navy to downselect to one variant of the small surface combatant.

Daily News | April 26, 2016

A plan laying out a new path forward for the Littoral Combat Ship's mine countermeasures mission package is nearly complete, as House lawmakers propose forbidding the Navy from retiring its older anti-mine ships until the LCS capability is ready.

Daily News | April 25, 2016

The House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would use the Overseas Contingency Operations account to pay for the majority of Navy and Marine Corps unfunded priorities, while also stuffing OCO with hundreds of millions not requested by the services.

Daily News | April 21, 2016

The Navy for the first time has detailed how it would use a congressionally created fund and its special acquisition authorities to pay the tab for the Ohio-class submarine replacement program, which officials now say carries an estimated $122 billion in procurement costs.  

Daily News | April 19, 2016

House authorizers oppose Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s decision to cut the Littoral Combat Ship program and will include language to that effect in the report on the House Armed Services Committee's mark of the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill, according to congressional aides.

Daily News | April 18, 2016

RIDLEY PARK, PA -- The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has submitted its proposal for a third multiyear contract for the V-22 Osprey, as the companies and the U.S. government continue to hunt for international buyers to offset a pending decline in domestic purchases of the tiltrotor aircraft.

Daily News | April 14, 2016

The Navy is considering buying existing vessels for towing, salvage and rescue purposes, as the service weighs plans to initiate a program this year to design and construct new ships for such missions.

Daily News | April 12, 2016

The Navy is suspending the National Defense Sealift Fund for two years to be more efficient financially and support the Defense Department's pending audit in fiscal year 2017, according to the service.

Daily News | April 12, 2016

The Navy is extending production of Orbital ATK's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile kits from fiscal year 2020 to FY-23, increasing the procurement quantity by nearly 30 percent as part of the president's 2017 budget submission, according to the latest selected acquisition report on the program.

Daily News | April 11, 2016

The Navy wants to use the Knifefish unmanned underwater vehicle as the long-term solution for hunting underwater explosives as part of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, the service's acquisition chief said last week.

Daily News | April 6, 2016

The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Navy are still determining a way forward on testing the self-defense capabilities of the service's newly designed Flight III Arleigh-Burke destroyers, according to a program official.

Daily News | April 5, 2016

Upgrading the baseline Littoral Combat Ship to the multimission frigate is estimated to cost the Navy an extra $2 billion, according to the Pentagon's latest selected acquisition report on the LCS program.

Daily News | April 4, 2016

The Navy awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a $151 million deal last week to begin developing modifications to the V-22 Osprey so it can perform aircraft carrier deliveries for the service.

Daily News | April 4, 2016

Shipbuilders on the Navy's Arleigh-Burke class destroyer program are in the midst of drawing up the Flight III upgrade centered around the installation of a powerful new radar, with final design parameters on the new Raytheon-made sensor due in the coming weeks, according to the program manager.

Daily News | March 30, 2016

The Defense Department is realigning $10 million in fiscal year 2016 funds to pay for Littoral Combat Ship maintenance, according to a recent reprogramming action.

Daily News | March 29, 2016

The Marine Corps has drafted a new concept, "Operating in the Information Environment," with the goal of finalizing the document by this summer.

Daily News | March 28, 2016

Marine Corps officials are studying two courses of action for how the future force should be organized, with one course outlining incremental, "evolutionary" alterations, while the other advocates for "revolutionary" change, according to a top general.

Daily News | March 28, 2016

Navy strategists are developing an integrated plan to guide the selection, design and execution of war games, as well as how the lessons gained from such events should be shared across the service, according to a top official.

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