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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The Insider | October 19, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Early findings from the Navy's studies on a common hull for five unique missions are driving the service to reconsider its requirements to avoid "predisposition" toward an answer, according to two Navy officers responsible for strategic sealift.

Daily News | October 19, 2018

To achieve its desired 355-ship fleet, the Navy will require in future years an annual shipbuilding budget of $28.9 billion, nearly $5 billion more than the service received in fiscal year 2019 and one-third more than the service has estimated, according to a new analysis published this week by the Congressional Budget Office.

Daily News | October 18, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy's expeditionary warfare office is preparing an overarching mine warfare plan, which will eventually be approved by the service's top admiral and general, to more clearly communicate its strategies and objectives, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing the effort.

The Insider | October 18, 2018

The Navy today published its final request for proposals for the service management portion of the Next Generation Enterprise Network recompetition, according to a statement from the program executive office for enterprise information systems.

Daily News | October 18, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Pentagon last week approved a mine countermeasures program that will adapt three payloads for use on an unmanned surface vehicle, according to an officer overseeing the program.

Daily News | October 17, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy expects to award fabrication contracts in early 2019 for phase two of a new unmanned undersea vehicle program, according to an officer overseeing the effort.

The Insider | October 16, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Congressional Budget Office plans to release its updated analysis of the Navy's fiscal year 2019 30-year shipbuilding plan in the next few days, Eric Labs, a senior analyst focused on naval forces, told attendees today at an expeditionary warfare conference here.

The Insider | October 16, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The acquisition strategy for the Navy's future amphibious San Antonio-class (LPD-17) Flight II ships will become clearer in the fiscal year 2020 budget request, according to a senior Navy official.

The Insider | October 15, 2018

More than 80 percent of the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and those of international partners are returning to flight operations several days after the fleet was temporarily suspended for an enterprise-wide fuel tube inspection, according to the Joint Program Office.

The Insider | October 11, 2018

The Navy has approved the first additively manufactured metal component to be used onboard an aircraft carrier, the service announced today.

The Insider | October 11, 2018

The Defense Department and international partners have temporarily suspended F-35 flight operations to conduct a fleet-wide inspection of fuel tubes within the engine of the aircraft, according to a Oct. 11 statement from the F-35 Joint Program Office.

The Insider | October 10, 2018

The Navy is now soliciting "solution briefs" through the Defense Innovation Unit for a new physiological episode monitoring system with an objective of fielding a solution in 2020, according to an Oct. 9 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | October 10, 2018

The Navy has temporarily waived contracting policies to allow its research and development centers to award sole-source contracts worth up to $93 million without approval from a higher-level contracting activity, according to the Pentagon's research chief.

The Insider | October 05, 2018

The Marine Corps envisions eventually using additive manufacturing to create efficiencies in its supply chain and thereby "balance” its maintenance, according to the service's top aviation officer.

Daily News | October 05, 2018

With the support of the Defense Department's senior leadership, the Navy is in "phase zero" of implementing a new aircraft sustainment system that will eventually be rolled out across its fleet readiness centers and maintenance depots, according to the service's top aviation officer.

Daily News | October 04, 2018

The Pentagon last month awarded two contracts for the first phase of the Strategic Capabilities Office's Overlord program to Gibbs & Cox and L3 Technologies subsidiary ASV Global, according to a Defense Department official.

The Insider | October 02, 2018

The Navy does not have a preferred option yet for disposing of the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, and does not anticipate reaching that decision for another year, according to a top admiral overseeing the process.

The Insider | October 01, 2018

The F-35 Joint Program Office has stood up a working group that includes contractor representatives to ensure the aircraft’s logistics information system remains viable into the 2070 time frame, according to the program executive officer.

The Insider | October 01, 2018

The Navy is studying the requirements for deploying various payloads on commercial ships and anticipates that study will conclude in November, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

The Insider | September 28, 2018

A Marine Corps F-35B Joint Strike Fighter crashed today in South Carolina, the service confirmed, one day after the Defense Department announced the aircraft's combat debut in the Middle East.

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