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 | July 13, 2020

The House is poised to pass legislation that gradually ramps up "Buy American" requirements on the Defense Department's largest programs of record, but industry representatives and analysts say the "arbitrary" rules could trip up important weapons developments and hurt international cooperation on defense programs.

Daily News | July 9, 2020

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is moving to prohibit the Navy from decommissioning the first four Littoral Combat Ships, calling the move "shortsighted" and directing the Pentagon to consider upgrading and deploying the ships to South and Central America.

Daily News | July 9, 2020

The Navy is considering tasking its new unmanned surface vessels with the ballistic missile defense mission, a move that could free up guided-missile destroyers and push the service toward the more distributed fleet it is seeking.

Daily News | July 7, 2020

A House subcommittee wants to provide the Navy with funding to purchase two Virginia-class fast-attack submarines as well as extra money for several select aircraft programs.

The Insider | July 6, 2020

The Navy is seeking industry applications for live demonstrations of unmanned aerial systems at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, later this year, according to a new public notice.

The Insider | July 6, 2020

The Navy expects its new training helicopter, the TH-73A, to reach initial operational capability in 2021, according to a service statement.

The Insider | July 2, 2020

The Navy is seeking congressional approval to reprogram $51 million for a variety of research and development efforts, including several aimed at the Marine Corps commandant's new force design priorities.

The Insider | July 2, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee yesterday advanced legislation to require the Navy to brief lawmakers regularly on the status of its 20-year plan to overhaul the four public shipyards.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

A House panel today moved to direct the Trump administration to provide a wide-ranging report about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Daily News | July 1, 2020

A House panel wants the Navy to detail how many times it has accepted a ship in the past two decades before completing work on major subsystems and explain the circumstances that led to the acceptance decision.

Daily News | June 29, 2020

The Navy's next generation logistics ship program recently published its initial acquisition schedule, but the project may falter early as a Senate panel pushes to cut the service's research and development funding.

The Insider | June 29, 2020

President Trump earlier this month tapped Gregory Slavonic to be the acting Navy under secretary, according to a June 26 service statement.

The Insider | June 26, 2020

A congressional committee is seeking answers from the Navy after President Trump insinuated political considerations factored into a major shipbuilding contract source selection.

The Insider | June 25, 2020

A Senate panel wants the Navy secretary to align the service's strike fighter fleet with force structures previously studied by the Air Force and other independent or third-party agencies.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

Senate authorizers in their mark of the next defense policy bill recommend cutting funding for the Navy's Medium and Large Unmanned Surface Vessel research and development efforts.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

House and Senate authorizers are both poised to expand the Navy's ability to purchase used sealift vessels in this year's defense policy bill, but are taking different approaches to encourage the service to more aggressively recapitalize its logistics fleet.

Daily News | June 23, 2020

Despite a less aggressive public campaign from the Navy this budget cycle to highlight unmanned ships, House lawmakers are continuing to push for legislative provisions to temper the service's rapid efforts to develop the untested technology.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

The Navy today awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $869 million contract modification for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

A House panel is seeking more information from the Pentagon about the Navy's F/A-18 fleet in response to the service's proposal to sundown the production line in fiscal year 2022, but has stopped short of forcing the Defense Department to continue the program.

Daily News | June 18, 2020

The Navy's team assessing physiological episodes in aviators has concluded its investigations into two aircraft fleets, but the admiral in charge says the team’s work will have implications for other military planes as well.

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