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 | May 8, 2020

A bipartisan group of House defense authorizers is asking the Federal Communications Commission for more information on its decision to approve Ligado's L-band spectrum license despite dire warnings from the Pentagon and other federal agencies about the potential for GPS interference.

The Insider | May 8, 2020

Amazon Web Services this week filed an agency-level protest directly with the Defense Department over changes DOD is making to the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract solicitation. (UPDATED)

Daily News | May 6, 2020

Pentagon officials appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today to call on the Federal Communications Commission to reverse its order approving Ligado's L-band network license, but some senators questioned the Defense Department's vehement opposition to the approval.

The Insider | April 30, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee will host a hearing next week on the Federal Communication Commission's controversial decision to approve a satellite communications company's request to use L-Band spectrum, despite warnings about the usage potentially interfering with GPS signals.

Daily News | April 29, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay defense research at U.S. universities, as administrators and researchers grapple with social distancing measures, lab shutdowns, travel restrictions and potential gaps in grant funding.

Daily News | April 28, 2020

The Pentagon is gaining new insights about risks to its international supply chain due to efforts to monitor and shore up the defense industrial base during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

Daily News | April 24, 2020

Federal agencies have mostly followed key practices as they reform the "high-risk" security clearance process, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | April 23, 2020

The Pentagon earlier this year shifted $200 million in working capital funds to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to ensure the organization has "a sufficient operating cash balance" in its first year of conducting security clearance investigations for the entire federal government.

The Insider | April 20, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved Ligado Networks’ request to deploy a low-power terrestrial nationwide network in the L-Band, despite concerns from the Pentagon and other federal agencies about the deployment interfering with GPS signals.

The Insider | April 17, 2020

Amazon's lawsuit against the Pentagon in the Court of Federal Claims is on hold after a judge today granted the Defense Department's request to "remand" the case so it can revise aspects of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud and address potential errors being challenged by Amazon.

Daily News | April 16, 2020

The Pentagon official overseeing the Defense Department's new cybersecurity certification program thinks most companies in DOD's supply chain will be able to maintain the required cyber credentials for $1,000 per year or less.

The Insider | April 16, 2020

Three leading defense lawmakers are urging President Trump to ensure the Federal Communications Commission reject a satellite communications company's bandwidth request due to the Pentagon's concerns about the spectrum usage interfering with GPS reception. (UPDATED)

Daily News | April 15, 2020

The Pentagon says a long-awaited report from the Defense Department inspector general's office should "close the door" on controversy surrounding its enterprise cloud program, even though the watchdog confirmed multiple ethical violations and was stunted in its investigation by the White House's assertion of "presidential communications privilege."

Daily News | April 13, 2020

The Defense Department is scrambling to increase teleworking tools and network capacity with many employees working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak, as Pentagon officials say there will be some "permanency" to the new capabilities they've introduced in recent weeks.

Daily News | April 9, 2020

The Pentagon is allowing individual agencies and contracting offices to approve expensive other transaction agreements without seeking higher level approval if the projects are related to the coronavirus response.

Daily News | April 7, 2020

The Defense Department wants to shift more than 4 million employees to a new teleworking service based on Microsoft Teams, as federal employees increasingly work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily News | April 2, 2020

The Defense Department's top official in Silicon Valley wants to ensure struggling technology startups will qualify for emergency small business loans, as he worries companies could instead turn to Chinese and Russian investors.

Daily News | April 2, 2020

Two defense industry groups, citing the coronavirus outbreak, are pressing lawmakers to provide a six-month extension to the deadline for when federal contractors are banned from using Chinese telecommunications products like Huwaei and ZTE.

Daily News | April 1, 2020

The Pentagon plans to give companies credit for existing cybersecurity qualifications as part of a new contractor cyber certification program, after the tech industry lobbied for the reciprocity, according to a defense official.

Daily News | March 30, 2020

The Pentagon has taken on a key role aiding civilian agencies working to shore up key medical supply shortfalls amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, but it's unclear whether the timing of those actions will move fast enough to help mitigate the rapidly spreading virus in the coming weeks.

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