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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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.

Daily News | November 14, 2017

A high-level Pentagon group charged with accelerating the military's adoption of commercial cloud computing may pursue revisions to policies and regulations as it plans a new contract award for next summer.

The Insider | November 13, 2017

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is making his first international trip as the Pentagon's No. 2 official this week, as he heads to Vancouver, Canada, to attend a United Nations conference on peacekeeping before visiting U.S. military bases in the Pacific Northwest. (UPDATED)

Daily News | November 09, 2017

The latest version of the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill taps the Pentagon to lead a review of U.S. cyber posture, as lawmakers seek to clarify the government's strategy and policy for cyber deterrence.

The Insider | November 09, 2017

Lawmakers negotiating final changes to the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill retained a provision from the Senate's version of the bill that shifts military-specific background investigations to the Defense Department.

Daily News | November 09, 2017

The Defense Department's IT agency plans to make an award for Defense Enterprise Office Solutions in mid-2018, as DOD continues toward the goal of having an all-in-one solution for services like voice, data and email.

Daily News | November 06, 2017

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to use nontraditional contracting methods to prototype and procure some capabilities, following a model established by the Pentagon's commercial technology incubator, according to DISA officials.

Daily News | November 03, 2017

After failing to get lawmakers' approval for a new round of base closures this year, the Defense Department is now developing a proposal that may not use the traditional Base Realignment and Closure process, according to a top DOD official.

Daily News | November 02, 2017

A congressman on the House Armed Services Committee claimed today F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could shoot down North Korea’s ballistic missiles in their boost phase and faulted the Missile Defense Agency and the Pentagon for failing to come up with a timely solution to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear warhead program.

Daily News | November 02, 2017

The Pentagon's algorithmic warfare cross-functional team will deliver the first algorithms for automating the processing, exploitation and dissemination of full-motion video data to teams in the Middle East and Africa this December, as the general heading up the project has his sights set on being a “pathfinder” for spreading artificial intelligence technologies throughout the Defense Department.

The Insider | October 31, 2017

The Professional Services Council is aiming to strip language from the fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill that would require losing bid protestors to pay the costs associated with the protest.

Daily News | October 31, 2017

The Pentagon's top weapons tester says the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System presents his office with a “conundrum,” since the system's central server is owned by Lockheed Martin and not the government.

The Insider | October 31, 2017

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will consider new Authorization for Use of Military Force legislation to update the 2001 and 2002 AUMFs used by the Trump administration as legal justification to combat extremist groups in multiple countries.

Daily News | October 30, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis today criticized lawmakers for holding up President Trump’s nominations for top Pentagon positions.

Daily News | October 26, 2017

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental transitioned its first pilot projects to production using unique contracting authority last month, including one information technology contract with a ceiling of $750 million, according to the organization's latest report.

Daily News | October 26, 2017

A Pentagon advisory panel made up of tech industry heavyweights is taking aim at the way the Defense Department develops and buys software.

Daily News | October 25, 2017

NATO leaders are weighing changes to the alliance's command structure, with a plan likely to be approved early next year, according to a top general.

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