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 | March 07, 2018

REAN Cloud says it is disappointed with the Pentagon's decision to dramatically reduce the scope of its nearly $1 billion contract for cloud migration services, blaming “the old guard” of defense contractors for holding back the U.S. military from harnessing innovative technologies.

Daily News | March 07, 2018

The Pentagon is planning to award a single indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for commercial cloud services in September, sticking with a sole-source acquisition strategy highly criticized by some in industry late last year.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says he would focus the panel on finding places where the Pentagon can cut costs if the lower chamber flips this November and he becomes committee chairman.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The Pentagon’s chief innovation officer used the first public address in his new role to focus on the Chinese threat to U.S. military technological superiority, citing hypersonic technology as his No. 1 technical priority.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted CSRA approval to begin operating a new on-premise, commercial cloud environment.

The Insider | March 05, 2018

The Pentagon has lowered a controversial cloud services production agreement to just $65 million, limiting the services to U.S. Transportation Command, after it was initially awarded as a nearly $1 billion agreement available to the entire Defense Department.

Daily News | March 02, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is briefing senior Defense Department leadership on its proposal for a modernization strategy focused on missions rather than capabilities, according to its director.

The Insider | March 01, 2018

The State Department has approved a sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, marking the potential first sale of defensive weapons to Kiev since it began battling Russian-backed separatists in 2014.

Daily News | March 01, 2018

The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants a national infrastructure plan for hypersonic weapon testing, as he says China has nearly twice the number of facilities as the United States.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

The Pentagon is moving too slowly in its pursuit of a space-based sensor system for missile defense, the head of U.S. Strategic Command argued today, as the Missile Defense Agency's latest budget forecasts plans to spend billions more on ground-based radars instead. 

Daily News | February 26, 2018

The Pentagon may run the command-and-control for new low-yield nuclear weapons through the geographic combatant commands, rather than U.S. Strategic Command, according to defense officials.

The Insider | February 23, 2018

The leader of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outpost has departed, with no immediate successor named.

Daily News | February 22, 2018

Lawmakers may divide along partisan lines in a debate over new weapons called for in the Trump administration's Nuclear Posture Review, as some Democrats are concerned about their cost, as well as the potential to undermine strategic stability and increase the chance of miscalculation, according to congressional staffers.

Daily News | February 22, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is nearly quadrupling its planned investments in fiscal year 2019 for programs seeking to find new materials, architectures and designs for microelectronics.

Daily News | February 21, 2018

The Pentagon will soon deliver a proposal to the director of national intelligence to reform the security clearance process by relying more on the use of "continuous evaluation" technologies and automated record checks rather than periodic background investigations.

The Insider | February 20, 2018

The State Department has approved a potential $1.19 billion foreign military sales case for the Netherlands to upgrade its fleet of Apache attack helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

Daily News | February 16, 2018

The Pentagon is considering deploying a new nuclear-tipped, sea-launched cruise missile on surface ships such as the Zumwalt-class destroyers as well as submarines, according to the head of U.S. Strategic Command.

Daily News | February 15, 2018

The Defense Department is struggling to define the role U.S. Special Operations Command will play under a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on "great power competition" with China and Russia, while the department continues to rely on SOCOM to execute global counterterrorism operations.

The Insider | February 15, 2018

The Defense Department's cloud executive steering group will host an industry day next month to discuss its plans for a high-profile and often controversial commercial cloud acquisition, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Daily News | February 14, 2018

The Defense Department's chief information officer, newly empowered by the latest defense policy bill, has set the modernization of the nuclear command, control and communications network as the office's top priority.

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