Justin Katz

Justin Katz is Inside the Navy’s associate editor. He was previously a local news reporter in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A New York native, he graduated from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, with a bachelor’s degree in communication.

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Daily News | June 18, 2018

Concerned by the Navy's "mismanagement," the House Appropriations Committee is recommending rescinding $115 million of fiscal year 2018 funds from the Tomahawk missile program, according to the report accompanying the panel's FY-19 defense spending bill.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

House appropriators are boosting the Navy's request for modernizing the public shipyards and want the Navy to create a five-year plan to reduce its submarine maintenance backlog, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The Navy has implemented 35 surface warfare reform recommendations provided by the service's two major reviews and a government watchdog as of May 24, according to slides obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

Senate authorizers want the Navy to explore creating a derivative of the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter to provide capabilities lost when the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragons retire, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

Daily News | June 11, 2018

Two major House Armed Services Committee initiatives for fast-attack submarines and aircraft carriers are absent in the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2019 military spending bill.

The Insider | June 11, 2018

Two MQ-4C Tritons have begun operational testing focused on the aircraft's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Daily News | June 08, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill adopts several provisions from a surface warfare reform bill introduced earlier this year by an influential Republican senator.

The Insider | June 07, 2018

Naval Air Systems Command yesterday awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to 19 small businesses for program management support services, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to fence the Navy's procurement of a high-energy laser weapon system until the Navy secretary provides more information on the service's contracting strategy and requirements, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

Daily News | June 06, 2018

The Marine Corps wants to incorporate a $98 million autonomy solution onto its upcoming group 5 unmanned aerial system, according to the service's general in charge of requirements.

The Insider | June 05, 2018

The Marine Corps' Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems office is seeking information from industry about both small vertical-takeoff-and-landing systems and electro-optical payloads, according to two Federal Business Opportunities notices.

The Insider | June 04, 2018

Navy and Marine Corps leadership are in discussions about when to establish the 10th Amphibious Ready Group at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, according to a three-star general.

The Insider | June 01, 2018

The Navy today published the formal request for proposals for the SeaPort Next Generation program.

Daily News | June 01, 2018

The Navy is not ruling out placing MH-60R Seahawk helicopters on the future frigate, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Daily News | May 31, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to authorize the Navy to recapitalize the surge sealift fleet free from the kinds of restrictive provisions created by House lawmakers, according to a committee aide.

The Insider | May 30, 2018

The Navy intends to publish the formal request for proposals for SeaPort Next Generation June 1, according to a May 29 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | May 29, 2018

The Navy's restructuring of senior executive-level positions brought congressional attention last week during a House oversight hearing on the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act.

Daily News | May 25, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee recommends authorizing $100 million for a major Marine Corps unmanned aircraft initiative, according to a summary of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, putting them at odds with House lawmakers who want to cut the service's request citing "unjustified cost growth."

The Insider | May 23, 2018

The Pentagon last week awarded Raytheon a $77 million contract to prepare the Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block II program to transition into low-rate initial production.

Daily News | May 23, 2018

The Navy's ship-to-shore connector program could see a second shipbuilder added if Congress were to increase the Navy's procurement request to 10 vessels per year.

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