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 | January 09, 2018

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has found a defunct Defense Department task force spent more than half of its $675 million in contract obligations on indirect costs and overhead not directly related to development projects in the war-torn country.

Daily News | January 08, 2018

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has tasked the Pentagon's deputy chief management officer with leading the military's adoption of cloud technologies by establishing a new program and budget line for the effort.

Daily News | January 05, 2018

The Pentagon has reorganized the steering group charged with accelerating the Defense Department's migration to the cloud after industry raised concerns over the group's initial plan to select just one cloud services provider for the entire department.

Daily News | January 04, 2018

The Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office will soon begin accepting proposals for a secretive project to allow semi-autonomous unmanned aircraft systems to team with manned fighter aircraft.

The Insider | January 03, 2018

The Defense Department is seeking proposals from university-industry partnerships to tackle high-priority basic research projects as part of a new "Defense Enterprise Science Initiative."

Daily News | December 26, 2017

The team developing and fielding the military's first artificial intelligence algorithms is seeking to incorporate some of its work into the services' Distributed Common Ground Systems, as the group works to establish an "AI-ready culture" across the Defense Department, according to the general leading the project.

The Insider | December 21, 2017

The House and Senate today voted to extend a continuing resolution funding the government through Jan. 19, with the latest stopgap spending measure including emergency funds for missile defense and Navy ship repair.

Daily News | December 21, 2017

The Army's new Training and Readiness Accelerator will take part in developing a training range for the Defense Department's cyber forces.

Daily News | December 20, 2017

The latest defense policy law modifies a fund used to pre-order weapons for foreign allies by lifting a restriction that limited the account to purchases of precision-guided munitions in fiscal year 2017.

Daily News | December 18, 2017

U.S. special operators are testing out Project Maven's first algorithm for automatically processing, exploiting and disseminating full-motion-video feeds in the Middle East, according to the general in charge of the project.

Daily News | December 15, 2017

The Pentagon wants to increasingly use "other transaction" authority to accelerate acquisition timelines and bolster its business with commercial companies, but DOD officials concede the department faces a lack of knowledge about the unusual contracting method.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

The Pentagon sees public-private partnerships as one way to gain influence in a microelectronics market increasingly controlled by China, according to a defense official.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

The Missile Defense Agency has unique authorities that allow it to move faster than the traditional acquisition system, which will advantage the agency in carrying out a new directive to reduce the acquisition lead time for the Standard Missile program, according to an MDA official.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The head of U.S. Special Operations Command says the government is hindering partnerships with key allies and the defense industry by overclassifying information about cyber operations and capabilities.

Daily News | December 13, 2017

The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | December 11, 2017

The Pentagon is at a "moderate impasse" over how to carry out a new congressional directive to transition procurement for operational ballistic missile defense programs away from the Missile Defense Agency and make it a responsibility of the military departments, according to one official.

The Insider | December 11, 2017

The Pentagon wants to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing, and the Defense Department's cloud executive steering group is developing a strategy for acquiring enterprise cloud services.

Daily News | December 07, 2017

The federal government has not set clear policies for using technologies to continuously monitor individuals who hold security clearances, which experts say could call into question the Defense Department's plan to replace a large portion of the background investigation process with continuous evaluation.

Daily News | December 06, 2017

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

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.

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