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 21, 2019

The Navy has been drafting a contracting and acquisition guide for additive manufacturing that it planned to publish last month and implement across the Pentagon, according to a government watchdog report.

The Insider | October 21, 2019

The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Oct. 24 for Vice Adm. Charles Richard, the Navy's top officer overseeing submarine forces, to receive a fourth star and become the new head of U.S Strategic Command.

The Insider | October 16, 2019

The Navy today announced its next-generation satellite has demonstrated full operational capability. (UPDATED)

The Insider | October 16, 2019

The Navy today announced it plans to issue a draft "build-to-print solicitation" to produce an unmanned surface vessel focused on mine countermeasures in the coming months.

The Insider | October 15, 2019

The Pentagon comptroller this month approved shifting $1.6 billion to a special account that funds the Columbia-class submarine, according to a recent reprogramming document.

Daily News | October 11, 2019

The Defense Department's developmental anti-ship missile last month did not reach early operational capability on the Navy's F/A-18 fleet, missing the program's stated goal.

The Insider | October 9, 2019

The Navy yesterday awarded HPI Federal, a subsidiary of HP, a $358 million contract to provide hardware for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Daily News | October 8, 2019

A senior Navy official today said the current continuing resolution will not cause any "egregious" problems with the service's major defense acquisition programs.

Daily News | October 7, 2019

An experimental unmanned surface vessel program initiated by Pentagon research agencies and bound for the Navy has fallen behind schedule by several months with a contract to build a prototype now expected early next year.

The Insider | October 3, 2019

The Pentagon’s top officer overseeing military sealift capabilities said this week he is working with the Defense Department’s No. 2 civilian to find funding starting in FY-21 to accelerate the procurement of used sealift vessels.

The Insider | October 3, 2019

The Navy this week awarded Boeing a $17 million contract for the nascent steps of developing a new system the service hopes will help prevent F/A-18 pilots from having physiological episodes.

The Insider | October 2, 2019

The Navy this week said it began the second phase of a secretive unmanned surface vessel program but is still not disclosing what industry teams are participating.

The Insider | October 2, 2019

The Navy this summer created an offshoot of an aviation maintenance initiative championed by top Pentagon brass that is aimed at improving the turnaround times of shipyard maintenance availabilities.

The Insider | October 1, 2019

The Navy's No. 2 civilian today defended the decision to keep two general officers "multihatted" as deputy chief information officers despite a critical report published earlier this year that said doing so leads to fighting over budget dollars.

Daily News | October 1, 2019

The Navy is restructuring several high-level acquisition directorates alongside the recent establishment of a new senior civilian position for sustainment, according to a memo obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | September 30, 2019

The Navy's new chief information officer says one of his top priorities will be ensuring prime contractors help the Pentagon hold subcontractors accountable for cybersecurity.

The Insider | September 27, 2019

The Navy announced today Aaron Weis will become the service's chief information officer and special assistant to the secretary for cyber and information management.

Daily News | September 25, 2019

The Navy announced Tuesday the service has achieved its 80% mission-capable rate target for both the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18 Growler fleets.

The Insider | September 25, 2019

Leonardo announced today it plans to build an aircraft maintenance facility near Naval Air Station Whiting Field in the Florida panhandle contingent on winning the service’s training helicopter competition.

The Insider | September 23, 2019

The Navy last week awarded Pespecta a contract modification worth $656 million to extend the current Next Generation Enterprise Network contract by four months, further delaying a recompetition that was once planned for award in June 2018. (UPDATED)

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