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 | August 20, 2020

The Defense Department's chief information officer is requiring the military services to program funds in their upcoming budget submissions to support new "DevSecOps" software development efforts, according to a new software report recently delivered to Congress.

Daily News | August 20, 2020

The Pentagon announced today the availability of new, U.S.-manufactured, small unmanned aircraft systems for a variety of government uses after the Defense Department and other federal agencies phased out their use of popular Chinese-made drones and components due to security concerns.

Daily News | August 19, 2020

The Pentagon says that a waiver allowing some "low risk" Defense Department contractors to continue using Chinese telecommunications and security equipment could be extended past Sept. 30, as the items covered under the exemption represent nearly three-quarters of all DOD transactions.

Daily News | August 17, 2020

The Pentagon has waived a requirement until the end of the fiscal year for "low risk, high volume items" contracts to comply with a government-wide ban on contractors using equipment made by Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE.

The Insider | August 13, 2020

The Government Accountability Office has ruled the Federal Communications Commission's order allowing Ligado to deploy a terrestrial network within the low band is not a rule subject to the Congressional Review Act, dealing a blow to opponents of the FCC's decision who argue the network will imperil GPS signals.

Daily News | August 13, 2020

Acting Pentagon technology chief Michael Kratsios today called for using the Defense Department's "unique authorities" to pursue its innovation efforts, while also committing to "redoubling" efforts to work more closely with non-traditional vendors and startup businesses.

Daily News | August 12, 2020

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded Deloitte Consulting a potential $106 million contract to serve as the prime integrator on the Defense Department's enterprise platform for artificial intelligence software, data and services.

Daily News | August 6, 2020

The nominee for a high-level Pentagon intelligence job said he believes the government could set new "timeliness goals" for completing background investigations, as the Defense Department shifts to a "continuous vetting" model for its cleared workforce.

Daily News | August 5, 2020

The House's fiscal year 2021 defense appropriations bill would bar the Defense Department, including the National Security Agency, from paying or requiring companies to add security vulnerabilities, such as "backdoors" for encrypted communications, to their products.

The Insider | July 31, 2020

The House voted 217-197 today to pass a fiscal year 2021 minibus appropriations bill, including $694.6 billion in Defense Department funding.

Daily News | July 31, 2020

The White House is threatening President Trump will veto a House minibus bill that includes fiscal year 2021 defense funding over a wide range of provisions, including new restrictions on the Pentagon's reprogramming authority.

Daily News | July 30, 2020

The Pentagon has entered a new phase in its digital modernization plan, with several areas to watch in the coming months including increased agile software development, the award of fifth-generation wireless technology prototype contracts, the release of a new data strategy and decisions around a "sustained" teleworking policy.

The Insider | July 30, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee has canceled today's nomination hearing for Anthony Tata, the controversial nominee to serve as the next under secretary of defense for policy.

Daily News | July 29, 2020

The Pentagon will start repositioning 11,900 military personnel from Germany in the coming weeks, as part of a strategic shift expected to cost at least "single digit" billions of dollars over the next several years, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

The Insider | July 28, 2020

Top House Democrats have come out against additional funding included for Pentagon weapons programs in the Senate GOP's latest COVID-19 relief package.

Daily News | July 28, 2020

Senate Republicans have released their proposal for a fourth round of COVID-19 legislation that includes $11 billion for defense contractor reimbursements, as well as billions more for the Defense Department to purchase new weapon systems.

Daily News | July 24, 2020

The Trump administration is seeking to boost U.S. exports of unmanned aerial systems by reinterpreting how those aircraft are treated under the Missile Technology Control Regime.

The Insider | July 23, 2020

The Senate voted 86-14 today to pass a $740 billion fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill, including a provision forcing the Pentagon to rename bases honoring Confederate leaders, which has drawn the ire of President Trump.

Daily News | July 22, 2020

The Pentagon's enterprise cloud computing ambitions have been stalled by contracting challenges, but Defense Department components are moving forward under an "interim" strategy with a patchwork of cloud technologies to meet pressing needs like software development and teleworking capacity.

The Insider | July 21, 2020

The defense industry is praising the appointment of longtime Defense Department official Heidi Grant as the new director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, as Defense Secretary Mark Esper has changed the position from a three-star officer to a civilian role.

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