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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The Insider | July 20, 2020

The head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command says his top priority is defending the 2020 U.S. elections from foreign interference.

Daily News | July 17, 2020

The federal government is close to averaging the standard time for completing background investigations for the first time in years, while the Defense Department continues to ramp up its "continuous evaluation" program, which now monitors 2.2 million security clearance holders.

Daily News | July 16, 2020

While the Trump administration has published a long-awaited rule to ban contractors from using certain Chinese equipment, industry groups are still seeking an extension to the looming deadline, as they argue there's not enough time for businesses to digest the sweeping regulation and that it will add billions in compliance costs to a struggling U.S. economy.

Daily News | July 15, 2020

The Defense Department will soon complete installation of a new generation of "cloud access point" equipment, expected to increase by 40 times the amount of data and services that can flow over private military networks to commercial cloud providers, according to a Defense Information Systems Agency official.

The Insider | July 13, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper has named White House Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios as the acting under secretary of defense for research and engineering, after former R&E chief Mike Griffin and his deputy abruptly resigned two weeks ago.

Daily News | July 13, 2020

The House is poised to pass legislation that gradually ramps up "Buy American" requirements on the Defense Department's largest programs of record, but industry representatives and analysts say the "arbitrary" rules could trip up important weapons developments and hurt international cooperation on defense programs.

Daily News | July 10, 2020

House appropriators are criticizing the Defense Department for spending most of its COVID-19 relief funds propping up weapon systems manufacturers, rather than bolstering the U.S. supply of personal protective equipment.

The Insider | July 9, 2020

The Pentagon is reviewing the use of military forces during protests against police brutality earlier this summer, with the first such investigation expected to be completed in the coming days.

Daily News | July 8, 2020

The Pentagon is working with major U.S. technology companies on a range of artificial intelligence projects, including software to help streamline warfighting operations, according to the head of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center. (UPDATED)

Daily News | July 8, 2020

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord says the United States should "re-shore" the production of key capabilities like microelectronics after the COVID-19 crisis exposed weaknesses in the Defense Department's supply chain.

Daily News | July 6, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill includes a reporting requirement for the Pentagon to brief lawmakers on its plan for avoiding conflicts of interest in the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.

The Insider | July 6, 2020

The State Department has given the green light to five potential foreign military sales collectively worth nearly $8 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | July 2, 2020

U.S. industry is urging lawmakers to delay a looming ban on the government contracting with companies that use certain Chinese products, but it's unclear whether a Congress keen on taking a hard line against China will consider the proposal.

Daily News | July 1, 2020

The data and technologies supporting the U.S. military's artificial intelligence developments could be at risk of cyberattack because the Defense Department and its contractors neglected to use important security controls, according to a new audit.

Daily News | June 30, 2020

U.S. Transportation Command confirmed the award of the $7.2 billion Global Household Goods contract to American Roll-on Roll-Off Carrier after clearing the company of improperly withholding information about its parent company.

Daily News | June 26, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing the Pentagon to set up a comparative testing program for U.S. technologies.

Daily News | June 25, 2020

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) is proposing $1 billion for a new "pandemic preparedness" fund for the Pentagon to conduct medical research and bolster small businesses critical to national security.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

The Senate is advancing legislation to force Pentagon and White House leadership to consider sweeping industrial policy actions in the coming years to boost the resiliency of U.S. supply chains, as lawmakers remain concerned about an overreliance on China.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

House authorizers are proposing legislation that would have the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center report to the deputy secretary of defense, as well as create a powerful board of directors to guide the Pentagon's AI strategy and investments.

The Insider | June 19, 2020

The Pentagon today announced Dave Spirk as its new chief data officer, a key position within the Defense Department as it looks to make rapid advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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