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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | June 19, 2020

Ligado Networks sent lawmakers a letter this week indicating some Defense Department officials supported the company's plan for deploying a terrestrial fifth-generation (5G) wireless network in the L-band and disagreed with the official Pentagon position that the network will cause "harmful interference" to GPS signals.

Daily News | June 18, 2020

Senate authorizers did not adopt Cyber Solarium Commission recommendations to require defense contractors to participate in a threat intelligence sharing program and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks, as lawmakers sought to bolster existing Defense Department initiatives like the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, according to a Senate aide.

Daily News | June 17, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense policy bill pushes the Pentagon to continue modernizing its cybersecurity capabilities, as authorizers want to ensure the Defense Department doesn't fall behind the private sector in the rapidly evolving world of cyberspace.

Daily News | June 12, 2020

U.S. Transportation Command is re-evaluating a $7.2 billion award to overhaul the military's moving system made to a firm whose parent corporation is tied to a history of legal problems. (UPDATED)

Daily News | June 11, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill would bar the Pentagon from complying with the Federal Communications Commission's decision to approve Ligado Networks' L-band network until the Defense Department submits cost estimates associated with potential GPS interference.

The Insider | June 11, 2020

The Pentagon has announced plans to spend $250 million on the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative this year.

Daily News | June 10, 2020

The Pentagon often fails to include cybersecurity as a key requirement in its major weapons developments, with some programs facing the prospect of increased costs and schedule delays after neglecting software and security early in system development, according to a recent audit.

Daily News | June 5, 2020

The Pentagon has established a new "tiger team" to engage fifth-generation wireless standards bodies, as the Defense Department seeks more influence over the technologies underlying high-speed 5G networks.

The Insider | June 4, 2020

As the Pentagon faces the possibility of declining defense budgets, the outgoing director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says the Defense Department should shift more funding toward "big bets" on emerging technologies.

Daily News | June 3, 2020

The Pentagon today announced plans to install fifth-generation wireless testbeds at seven new bases across the United States, bringing the total number to 12, as the military explores an expanding range of use cases for 5G technologies.

The Insider | June 1, 2020

Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the founding director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, is stepping down this week ahead of his military retirement later this summer.

Daily News | May 29, 2020

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai says he personally spoke with Defense Secretary Mark Esper prior to the FCC approving Ligado Networks' controversial spectrum license, and Pai pushed back on Pentagon claims in a new letter to lawmakers.

Daily News | May 29, 2020

The economic slowdown brought on by COVID-19 could set back the Pentagon's nascent efforts to leverage commercial technologies, as venture capital funding recedes and big money government contracts for nontraditional companies remain elusive, according to new reports and interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

The Insider | May 28, 2020

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate and the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will soon begin constructing a fifth-generation cellular network test range at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, with plans to begin testing "survivable command and control" applications and "network enhancement" prototypes next year.

Daily News | May 27, 2020

​Staffers for the Cyberspace Solarium Commission highlighted today the importance of the group's recommendations requiring Pentagon contractors to participate in threat information sharing programs and use threat hunting capabilities on their networks.

Daily News | May 22, 2020

The director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center says his organization needs its own acquisition authorities because relying on third parties is too slow.

The Insider | May 21, 2020

Leading Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee criticized President Trump today for his administration's plan to pull out of the Open Skies Treaty.

Daily News | May 19, 2020

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center this week awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a contract worth up to $800 million over five years to serve as the lead integrator for a marquee "Joint Warfighting" initiative that seeks to leverage AI and machine learning on the battlefield.

Daily News | May 13, 2020

The Pentagon is proposing changes to the law that would require "operationally critical" contractors to let Defense Department investigators access their unclassified information systems in the wake of a cyber incident.

The Insider | May 11, 2020

The Pentagon is seeking information from industry on how to apply artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning models to synthetic aperture radar, according to a new online notice.

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