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.

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Daily News | February 21, 2018

The Pentagon will soon deliver a proposal to the director of national intelligence to reform the security clearance process by relying more on the use of "continuous evaluation" technologies and automated record checks rather than periodic background investigations.

The Insider | February 20, 2018

The State Department has approved a potential $1.19 billion foreign military sales case for the Netherlands to upgrade its fleet of Apache attack helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | February 16, 2018

The Pentagon is considering deploying a new nuclear-tipped, sea-launched cruise missile on surface ships such as the Zumwalt-class destroyers as well as submarines, according to the head of U.S. Strategic Command.

Daily News | February 15, 2018

The Defense Department is struggling to define the role U.S. Special Operations Command will play under a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on "great power competition" with China and Russia, while the department continues to rely on SOCOM to execute global counterterrorism operations.

The Insider | February 15, 2018

The Defense Department's cloud executive steering group will host an industry day next month to discuss its plans for a high-profile and often controversial commercial cloud acquisition, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

The Defense Department's chief information officer, newly empowered by the latest defense policy bill, has set the modernization of the nuclear command, control and communications network as the office's top priority.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency this year plans to select the best of three "low-power" lasers being designed by industry for follow-on development, but the agency's budget documents show a laser potentially powerful enough to disable ballistic missiles in their boost phase is not planned to be put on contract until 2023.

Daily News | February 13, 2018

The Missile Defense Agency is moving forward with plans to purchase more Standard Missile 3 Block IIA guided interceptors in fiscal year 2019 and deploy the weapon by the end of this calendar year, despite the system failing to intercept a ballistic missile target during a recent flight test.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes $13.7 billion for science and technology, a modest bump above last year's request, to continue investments in areas like artificial intelligence, autonomy and hypersonics.

The Insider | February 09, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will head to Europe for a slew of meetings with NATO allies, as well as officials from U.S. European and Africa commands, respectively.

Daily News | February 08, 2018

The Defense Department has awarded a contract worth up to $950 million for cloud services to an Amazon Web Services partner, but says the award is unrelated to a high-level steering group's plans for accelerating cloud adoption across the department.

Daily News | February 08, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is focused on developing platforms and systems containing a "significant amount of autonomy," as the Defense Department pushes for technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and manned-unmanned teaming.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Pentagon's cloud executive steering group's award to an obscure company for "contractor support services" is under protest, raising more questions about the group's push for commercial cloud adoption across the Defense Department.

Daily News | February 06, 2018

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental plans to add power and energy to the list of commercial technologies the organization seeks to cultivate and pull into the defense industrial base, according to a DIUx program manager.

The Insider | February 06, 2018

The Joint Staff is leading the Defense Department's modernization priorities under a new National Defense Strategy that homes in on countering China and Russia, according to Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

The State Department has cleared Finland to buy Harpoon anti-ship missiles and defensive Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | February 02, 2018

The Nuclear Posture Review calls for the rapid development of a new nuclear-armed, sea-launched cruise missile program leveraging "existing technology," as part of the Trump administration's bid to coerce Russia back into compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty.

Daily News | February 02, 2018

The Defense Department's modernization plans will be driven by the potential for conflict with China and Russia, with some priorities expected to overlap, while others will likely compete, according to DOD's second-highest-ranking officer.

The Insider | February 02, 2018

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has taken over as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network.

The Insider | February 01, 2018

The Defense Department is undertaking a sweeping review of technology allowed at military installations worldwide, and officials won't rule out banning cell phones from places like the Pentagon.

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