Justin Katz

Justin Katz was Inside the Navy’s associate editor until November 2020. 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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The Insider | November 11, 2020

Irritated with apparent inconsistencies year-over-year presented in the Pentagon's budget requests, a Senate panel is moving to require all three service acquisition executives provide much greater detail about the items they are seeking through advanced procurement funding.

Daily News | November 11, 2020

A Senate panel with oversight of the Pentagon's shipbuilding budget would fence procurement funding for the Navy's new Constellation-class frigate (FFG-62) program, citing concerns about the service's choice to not take a "gap year" after constructing the lead ship.

Daily News | November 10, 2020

A congressional panel is seeking more information from the Navy secretary about the consequences of shutting down the F/A-18 Super Hornet production line.

The Insider | November 6, 2020

A Pentagon watchdog agency in a new report praises the Navy’s efforts to reduce physiological episodes in aviators, citing ongoing physiology research, aircrew training and vehicle maintenance and upgrades.

Daily News | November 5, 2020

The Navy today awarded a $9.47 billion contract modification to General Dynamics Electric Boat to begin full construction on the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, averting its longstanding fear that a continuing resolution would torpedo the program’s schedule margin early on.

The Insider | November 4, 2020

The Navy plans to award Northrop Grumman a low-rate initial production contract for the first two lots of AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles with an extended range upgrade.

The Insider | November 3, 2020

The Navy is seeking information from industry about unmanned aerial systems capable of being launched from submarines for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

The Insider | November 2, 2020

The Marine Corps is seeking information from industry about alternative facilities to conduct wargames during the interim period while it builds a new facility at its base in Quantico, VA.

Daily News | October 30, 2020

L3Harris Technologies and Martin UAV will conduct live demonstrations of their unmanned aerial systems later this year at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, as part of the Pentagon's effort to replace a current drone used by naval special forces for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

Daily News | October 30, 2020

Before the Navy can proceed with its plan to revamp the four major public shipyards, the service will have to prepare two environmental impact statements, one for the Hawaii-based shipyard and one for its Washington-based facility.

The Insider | October 29, 2020

A July report from the Navy to Congress outlining the causes for delays in ship and submarine maintenance failed to highlight issues "originating in the acquisition process or as a result of operational decisions," according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

The Insider | October 28, 2020

The Navy yesterday awarded a $15 million contract to Energetics Technology Center of Indian Head, MD, for research efforts that will ultimately contribute to a congressionally mandated report on the Pentagon's efforts on energetics.

Daily News | October 28, 2020

Ahead of a planned production gap with the U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman yesterday announced it has begun building the first MQ-4 Triton marked for sale to the Royal Australian Air Force.

Daily News | October 27, 2020

As a result of the chief of naval operations tasking the service to develop an unmanned campaign plan, the Navy has created a "war room" to map out the capability gaps in its unmanned systems, according to a senior official.

The Insider | October 23, 2020

The Navy is looking for a prototype system of systems that would reduce the cost of flight-testing hypersonic weapons by minimizing the number of safety assets required for each assessment.

The Insider | October 22, 2020

The heads of the U.S. and U.K. navies have signed a "statement of intent" about "future integrated warfighting," according to a Oct. 21 Navy press release.

Daily News | October 20, 2020

The Navy's acquisition executive today announced he will stand up a "tech bridge" in London, the first of its kind to be established overseas.

The Insider | October 19, 2020

Ahead of an anticipated contract modification for the first Columbia-class submarine, the Pentagon comptroller last week approved $2.6 billion in fiscal year 2021 shipbuilding dollars to be moved to the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund.

Daily News | October 8, 2020

Two firms have mounted legal challenges against the Navy’s effort to improve shipyard performance, delaying a new sustainment initiative.

The Insider | October 6, 2020

The Navy is considering using the Army's Ground Based Sense and Avoid system onboard the carrier-based, unmanned aerial tanker MQ-25 Stingray, according to a service official.

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