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 | August 15, 2019

The Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program is at risk of incurring up to $43 million in contract cancellation fees if Congress slashes $20 million in requested funding for missile tube production.

Daily News | August 15, 2019

The concept design phase for a new unmanned surface vessel may be limited from seven contract awards to five if Congress maintains a proposed $20 million cut to the program in the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill, according to an undated document newly obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | August 14, 2019

A House-proposed cut to the Pentagon's fiscal year 2020 request for the Conventional Prompt Strike program -- the U.S. military's marquee hypersonic strike project -- would knock both the Army and Navy off schedule from current plans to deploy variants of the new ultra-fast, boost-glide weapon in 2023 and 2025 respectively.

Daily News | August 14, 2019

The Navy told Congress this week that proposed cuts to the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill could result in delays of one to two years for the fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carrier and the new MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker.

Daily News | August 14, 2019

A new RAND Corp. study suggests the Navy's methods for gauging the readiness of its strategic sealift fleet is inherently problematic and calls into question whether those ships could respond to a large-scale contingency. (UPDATED)

The Insider | August 12, 2019

The Navy announced today that it has cleared the Advanced Arresting Gear to recover "all props and jets."

Daily News | August 12, 2019

The Navy is seeking industry's help to identify the costs and requirements for constructing a floating dry dock that can accommodate aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines, according to an Aug. 9 request for information.

Daily News | August 09, 2019

A government watchdog agency says the Navy won't commit to adjusting its proposal to build the next-generation frigate via a less-risky contract mechanism, despite not providing analysis to support claims about the second- and third-order effects that change may have.

Daily News | August 07, 2019

The Navy this fiscal quarter will begin a full-and-open competition to replace its legacy class of catamaran-hulled auxiliary ships focused on undersea surveillance, a vessel with renewed importance to the fleet as the Navy continually sounds the alarm over Russia's submarine force.

Daily News | August 02, 2019

The Navy's chief engineer is preparing to solicit industry for a wide range of applications it can develop to monitor shipboard components, one effort that is part of a broader six-year, programmatic rollout to replace the service's legacy shipboard monitoring system.

The Insider | August 01, 2019

The Pentagon's developmental air-launched, anti-surface missile's costs increased 39% in 2018, incurring a statutory breach, the Defense Department announced today.

The Insider | July 31, 2019

The Pentagon conducted a dual-buy of the third and fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers earlier this year and stated the acquisition will save an estimated $4 billion, Inside Defense reported in January.

Daily News | July 31, 2019

The Navy's decision to not conduct ashore testing for a critical new technology bound for aircraft carriers was driven by engineers deeming the design not to be "high risk," according to the senior officer nominated to become the next chief of naval operations.

The Insider | July 30, 2019

The Government Accountability Office earlier this month dismissed a bid protest by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works concerning a shipyard services contract because the allegations were "filed prematurely," according to an agency official.

The Insider | July 18, 2019

The Navy announced today it plans to award Perspecta another extension to the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | July 18, 2019

The Navy intends to award a contract to refresh a system aimed at protecting aircraft carriers from incoming torpedoes.

The Insider | July 18, 2019

The White House yesterday nominated Vice Adm. Michael Gilday, director of the Joint Staff, to become the next chief of naval operations as well as receive his fourth star, following the abrupt retirement of the officer previously tapped for that post.

Daily News | July 17, 2019

The Navy intends to award a contract in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 for the ground-based training system (GBTS) associated with its new training helicopter, the TH-XX, according to industry day slides.

Daily News | July 16, 2019

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is not expected to meet the military's goal of 80% mission-capable rates by the end of fiscal year 2019 because of supply shortages, the president's nominee to be defense secretary told Senate lawmakers today, despite confidence from military officials earlier this year.

Daily News | July 15, 2019

A cyber warfare group focused on naval aviation is raising the alarm about the vulnerability of the service's platforms and calling on industry to propose a wide range of defensive technology research efforts that could be incorporated as early as the concept development phase for new platforms.

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