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.

Daily News | August 01, 2017

The Defense Department spent about $5 billion less on fuel in fiscal year 2016 than the previous year thanks to a drastic decrease in the price of oil, and officials are projecting prices will stay low in the near-term, according to a new DOD report.

Daily News | July 31, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) will attempt to legislate a new plan for the 16-year war in Afghanistan, as the Trump administration continues to debate its new strategy for the conflict.

Daily News | July 27, 2017

A Republican senator says the quickening progression of North Korea's nuclear missile program has made missile defense a more bipartisan issue in this year's defense authorization debate.

Daily News | July 26, 2017

As lawmakers direct the Pentagon to again pursue a space-based sensor layer for missile defense, a top general says developing such a system should not be expensive despite cost concerns quashing similar efforts in the past.

Daily News | July 26, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency is chartering multiple reviews of the new acquisition strategy for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, as officials plan to shift from an industry-led approach to having the agency take the role of lead integrator.

Daily News | July 25, 2017

The House's version of the annual defense policy bill includes a provision authorizing the Defense Department to expand a program that introduces university students to some of the Pentagon's most pressing problems.

The Insider | July 20, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee forwarded to the Senate floor today four Defense Department civilian nominations, including the Trump administration's pick for a top Pentagon policy maker.

Daily News | July 20, 2017

The Defense Science Board is examining potential options to improve the National Leadership Command Capability in the face of emerging challenges like advanced cyber threats.

Daily News | July 20, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee's latest defense policy bill directs the Defense Department to take over background investigations for military personnel and contractors over the next three years, as lawmakers aim to fix the "broken" process.

Daily News | July 20, 2017

Both the House and Senate are advancing legislation requiring the Pentagon to begin developing a land-based missile system capable of ranges prohibited under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty in response to Russia's alleged violations of the agreement.

Daily News | July 19, 2017

The Trump administration's nominee for Pentagon acquisition chief told Senate lawmakers she wants to be a "change leader" in the Defense Department's acquisition of software and information technology, an area that has drawn increased interest from lawmakers.

Daily News | July 18, 2017

The Defense Department’s experimental wing in Silicon Valley is running out of money for a program developing satellites to monitor high-priority regions, and officials are drafting a reprogramming request to address the shortfall, according to a top general.

Daily News | July 10, 2017

NATO has initiated information sharing agreements and "tailor-made" partnerships with industry to better combat threats in cyberspace, according to an alliance official.

Daily News | July 10, 2017

Congressional defense committees are pushing to allow the Defense Department to take over background investigations for its security clearance applicants, as the backlog of open investigations at the Office of Personnel Management approaches 700,000 cases.

Daily News | July 06, 2017

Lawmakers advanced several pieces of legislation last week that would increase oversight of military cyberspace operations, require the Pentagon to conduct a "cyber posture review" and call for more specifics from the Defense Department on cyber funding requirements.

Daily News | July 05, 2017

North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time earlier this week, unveiling what the Pentagon said is a new type of missile shot from a mobile launching system.

Daily News | June 29, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee's annual defense bill authorizes the Pentagon to begin a new regional initiative aimed at beefing up the U.S. military's presence in the Western Pacific.

Daily News | June 29, 2017

A House defense policy bill would require the Pentagon's top weapons tester to include a comparison of a new weapon's capabilities against the abilities of the legacy system it's replacing.

Daily News | June 29, 2017

House legislation would direct the Pentagon to establish milestones and timelines for completing a foreign military sale, as some lawmakers and contractors in recent years have criticized the FMS process for moving too slow.

Daily News | June 28, 2017

House defense authorizers have adopted a provision in their annual policy bill directing the Defense Department to report on plans and the associated costs for dealing with the effects of climate change.

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