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 | December 5, 2019

A Marine Corps general overseeing weapons acquisition said today he is skeptical his service would receive program waivers under the current continuing resolution.

The Insider | December 4, 2019

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday has published his first strategic guidance to the fleet.

The Insider | December 4, 2019

After already delaying two ship maintenance contracts in November, Navy officials today told Congress the current continuing resolution could delay five additional contract awards.

The Insider | November 26, 2019

The Pentagon reprogrammed roughly $30 million to a special account for auxiliary vessels to maintain a dozen ships during the ongoing continuing resolution.

Daily News | November 25, 2019

The Navy's methods for estimating the initial costs of its $21 billion plan to improve the four public shipyards create risks that "together could add billions to the ultimate cost," according to a government watchdog.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

The Navy late last month continued implementing a host of structural changes to its acquisition directorates, according to a memorandum obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

The Pentagon last month requested congressional approval to shift approximately $40 million to "correct deficiencies" found on the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78).

Daily News | November 22, 2019

The Navy is pursuing an experimental effort to rapidly upgrade its older destroyers to a newer baseline of the Aegis combat system, according to a service official.

Daily News | November 20, 2019

The recent changes to the Navy's acquisition directorates aim to give the acquisition executive a "holistic" view of the service's research and development, sustainment and programmatic enterprises, according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | November 18, 2019

A trade association representing the country's shipbuilders sent lawmakers a letter last week warning that another continuing resolution would lead to sizable reductions in its industry's workforce and operations.

Daily News | November 15, 2019

The Navy has drawn up and is continuously updating a list of programs that may eventually require waivers from Congress under the ongoing continuing resolution, according to two top service officials.

Daily News | November 13, 2019

A senior Navy official today said he "hopes" the service will have another cybersecurity readiness review to redeem itself following a largely critical March 2019 report commissioned by the Navy secretary.

The Insider | November 7, 2019

The Navy last week declared its new satellite constellation "fully operationally capable" following the completion of a successful multiservice test event conducted in October.

The Insider | November 7, 2019

The Pentagon's independent cost assessment office says the Navy will save $1.8 billion using a multiyear procurement contract to buy Block V Virginia-class submarines from General Dynamics Electric Boat, according to documents viewed by Inside Defense.

Daily News | November 6, 2019

The Navy plans to stand up a second developmental squadron for unmanned underwater vehicles and turn its current squadron into a major command, according to the service's admiral overseeing submarine forces.

The Insider | November 5, 2019

The Navy yesterday issued another solicitation seeking information about floating dry docks and is now interested in a facility to accommodate the next block of Virginia-class submarines at the service's Hawaii public shipyard.

The Insider | November 4, 2019

The Navy's Virginia Block V contract will have nine submarines with an option for a tenth, according to a congressman who oversees Navy shipbuilding.

The Insider | November 4, 2019

The Navy is planning to issue a competitive solicitation to manufacture an airborne component of the service's mine countermeasures mission package, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice posted today.

Daily News | November 1, 2019

The Navy overestimated the cost of a potential new sealift vessel by more than $500 million, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report published this week.

The Insider | November 1, 2019

The Navy yesterday awarded Boston Consulting Group a $16 million contract modification for continued implementation of the service's aviation maintenance overhaul efforts, according to a Pentagon statement.

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