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 | March 30, 2018

Senior Defense Department officials are calling on industry to better protect their supply chains from cyber threats, but uncertainty surrounding DOD's implementation of stringent network security requirements has companies wondering how the department will enforce compliance moving forward.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

The Pentagon is stressing that its enterprise cloud initiative is a full and open competition with the single award contract planned with multiple off ramps, trying to dispel the notion the Defense Department is planning a decade-long award for one contractor.

Daily News | March 29, 2018

The Pentagon wants to govern the use of other transaction agreements so they're not misused without stymieing the speed and flexibility of the increasingly popular contracting method, according to a Defense Department official.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

The Pentagon’s newly constituted acquisition and sustainment office is divesting its role in managing programs and shifting to a focus on "capability portfolios," according to an official leading the re-organization.

The Insider | March 27, 2018

The No. 2 civilian in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is meeting with the F-35 joint program office today to discuss the operations and sustainment cost of the Joint Strike Fighter. 

The Insider | March 26, 2018

The Defense Department plans to release a second draft request for proposals for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud competition in April after the first draft received more than 1,000 comments.

Daily News | March 22, 2018

The Defense Department expects to wrap up an assessment of U.S. missile defenses this spring, but a top official would not put a time frame on its completion as DOD weighs "competing approaches" to future threats.

The Insider | March 22, 2018

Lawmakers are seeking the Pentagon's reasoning behind planning the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud services acquisition as a sole source award, according to the fiscal year 2018 omnibus legislation approved by the House today.

Daily News | March 22, 2018

The omnibus appropriations bill agreed to by House negotiators would increase funding for the Pentagon's marquee artificial intelligence program by $100 million in fiscal year 2018.

The Insider | March 22, 2018

CSRA today announced it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Program, as the Defense Department prepares an enterprise-wide move into the cloud.

The Insider | March 21, 2018

A House lawmaker has proposed legislation to establish a yearlong, independent commission focused on the implications and opportunities posed by artificial intelligence for the Defense Department.

Daily News | March 20, 2018

The White House is reviewing an interagency report offering recommendations on how the United States can deter adversaries like Russia and China in cyberspace, as lawmakers demand a national cyber strategy from President Trump.

Daily News | March 15, 2018

A Defense Innovation Unit Experimental representative says there are misconceptions surrounding a nearly $1 billion cloud agreement DIUx awarded that was later reduced to just $65 million.

Daily News | March 14, 2018

The Pentagon is working on an artificial intelligence strategy aimed at aligning various efforts across the Defense Department and outpacing China.

The Insider | March 14, 2018

Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the White House today urging officials there to make security clearance reform one of their top priorities.

The Insider | March 14, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) says he'll advocate for giving the Defense Department more flexibility to close facilities and move assets this year, after the Pentagon neglected to request a Base Realignment and Closure round as part of its fiscal year 2019 budget.

Daily News | March 13, 2018

U.S. intelligence agencies and other government partners are undertaking a landmark initiative this week to overhaul the security clearance background investigations process, as the Defense Department prepares its proposal to take responsibility for DOD-specific investigations.

Daily News | March 08, 2018

Architects of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure program envision a future where data moves freely between Defense Department users in a single cloud environment, enabling innovations like machine learning and artificial intelligence, but questions persist about the efficacy of their plan and the fate of other DOD cloud programs.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

The Defense Department has lifted restrictions on the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction publishing data on Taliban control over local populations, and SIGAR subsequently released a document showing insurgent control has reached a record high. 

Daily News | March 07, 2018

Defense Department officials have a “critical responsibility” to engage with industry and should not fear such interactions as long as they stay within ethical and legal boundaries, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan makes clear in new guidance.

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