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.

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Two lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee are urging Senate appropriators to include funding in their fiscal year 2018 spending bill for a Defense Department project that promises to deliver a boost-phase missile defense solution in 18 months or less.

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling abroad again, with stops in North Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan on his agenda over the next few days.

The Insider | December 01, 2017

The Pentagon has determined the U.S. military will keep its stockpiles of cluster munitions beyond an impending deadline to divest of such weaponry, citing how removal of the munitions would create "a critical capability gap for our forces."

The Insider | December 01, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has tapped J.D. Crouch, a former deputy national security adviser, as chair of the Defense Policy Board, while enlisting former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to serve on the board as well.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has nominated Rear Adm. Nancy Norton for a third star and selected her to serve as the next head of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Daily News | November 30, 2017

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee doesn't see any viable option to reach a spending agreement before the current continuing resolution expires next week, as Republicans focus on moving a tax-reform package through the Senate.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

The Defense Department has established several new organizations in recent years focused on skirting the Pentagon's labyrinth bureaucracy to deliver innovative ideas, technology and people to the U.S. military.

Daily News | November 30, 2017

The U.S. government last week set rules for using mobile devices in secure spaces, a month after the Defense Department loosened the requirements on downloading applications to government-issued phones.

The Insider | November 29, 2017

The State Department has cleared new arms sales to Poland, with one potential deal for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems worth $250 million and another for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles also estimated to cost as much as $250 million.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

The students at Stanford University were tackling one of the Pentagon's most perplexing problems: How do you constantly monitor important regions of the world for emerging developments, such as preparations for a ballistic missile launch in North Korea?

The Insider | November 28, 2017

The Professional Services Council is advising the Defense Department to consider making multiple cloud computing awards next year, as well as change how it budgets for and secures cloud services.

Daily News | November 22, 2017

The latest defense policy bill pushes the Defense Department to expand the use of other transaction authority by doubling the thresholds of approval for entering into such agreements and requiring DOD to establish a preference for using other transactions and experimental authority for prototyping programs.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee today released a defense spending bill that surpasses statutory budget caps by more than $32 billion.

Daily News | November 20, 2017

For the first time in the 16-year war in Afghanistan, the Defense Department is conducting an audit of U.S. funds provided to Afghan security forces, according to the top U.S. Army general in the country. 

The Insider | November 17, 2017

The State Department has approved the first phase of a long-awaited sale of the Patriot air and missile defense system to Poland in a deal worth up to $10.5 billion, as the NATO ally also plans to buy into the U.S. Army's delayed integrated fire-control network program.

Daily News | November 17, 2017

NATO has released an unclassified analysis of future trends expected to lay the groundwork for changes in the alliance's capability targets.

The Insider | November 16, 2017

The Pentagon says joint exercises on and around the Korean Peninsula will continue to ensure U.S. forces remain ready for conflict, despite China's call for a so-called "freeze-for-freeze" agreement as the best way to achieve a diplomatic solution with North Korea.

The Insider | November 16, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will make stops at U.S. Northern Command headquarters and San Diego, CA, during a quick domestic trip to end this week.

Daily News | November 16, 2017

The latest version of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill would establish a $100 million prototyping program for directed-energy technologies and boosts funding for several laser efforts, but the additional money is not assured as a larger budget deal evades lawmakers.

Daily News | November 16, 2017

The fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill seeks to speed up the foreign military sales process by eliminating the need to certify prices for items and services already under U.S. government contract, while also requiring the Defense Department to set timelines and milestones for the FMS process.

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