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 | December 12, 2018

The Navy is not ruling out the possibility of splitting the award for production of 20 next-generation frigates between two or more shipbuilders, according to the service's top civilian.

The Insider | December 12, 2018

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer today told Congress he predicts the Navy will achieve a "clean audit" in five to six years.

Daily News | December 11, 2018

The Navy has deemed a theoretical "MH-53K King Dragon" helicopter as "not practical," estimating procuring such a platform could cost up to $7.6 billion in 2014 constant-year dollars for 48 aircraft, while developing and testing the aircraft could run $2.6 billion, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | December 06, 2018

A potential $33 billion cut to the Defense Department's topline budget in fiscal year 2020 would have "a profound impact" on the size of the Navy's fleet, said the service's second most senior civilian, who also raised questions about the Navy's latest aircraft carrier program.

The Insider | December 05, 2018

The Navy last week accepted delivery of the Littoral Combat Ship's anti-submarine warfare mission package's final component following testing in Fort Pierce, FL, according to a service statement issued yesterday.

The Insider | December 04, 2018

The Marine Corps plans to use other transaction agreements to procure wargaming technology prototypes and begin testing those prototypes at the beginning of fiscal year 2020, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice published today.

The Insider | December 03, 2018

The Navy today awarded 1,870 companies indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, multiple award contracts for Seaport Next Generation, the next iteration of the services contracting vehicle SeaPort-e, according to a Defense Department statement.

Daily News | November 30, 2018

The minesweeping system subsumed by the Navy's newest mine countermeasures program missed its planned milestone C decision date earlier this year because of poor weather and the impact of Hurricane Michael.

The Insider | November 30, 2018

As part of the run up to its annual technology exercise, the Navy is seeking industry participants for an experiment using autonomous unmanned aerial systems to transport cargo between ship and shore, according to a Nov. 27 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | November 29, 2018

Following industry feedback, the Navy is moving away from its initial vision of a program that would produce one ship hull for five mission sets and is instead weighing using two or more designs.

The Insider | November 28, 2018

The chief of naval operations and the Navy's acquisition executive recently validated the requirements for the future frigate, according to service officials.

Daily News | November 28, 2018

The Navy is "likely" to stand up an independent review team to help oversee the production, testing, certification and long-term sustainability of the advanced weapons elevators bound for the Ford-class aircraft carriers, according to the Navy's top acquisition official. (UPDATED)

Daily News | November 27, 2018

The Navy expects to decide whether it should pursue a two-aircraft-carrier buy of CVN-80 and CVN-81 by the end of next month, according to the service's top acquisition official.

Daily News | November 20, 2018

The Navy plans to award a production contract for two low-rate initial production Unmanned Influence Sweep Systems in fiscal year 2019 following a planned milestone C decision, according to a Navy spokesman.

The Insider | November 16, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship Nantucket (LCS-27) will be “ready to receive” the Naval Strike Missile, and Lockheed Martin is working on a modernization package to equip in-service ships with the weapon system, according to a company official.

Daily News | November 15, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Lockheed Martin is upgrading the stern ramps on its Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships to allow crews to stow vehicles on the ramp while the ship is moving at up to 40 knots, according to a company official.

Daily News | November 14, 2018

The Defense Department's new air-launched, anti-ship missile failed to reach early operational capability on the Air Force's B-1 bomber in September as planned because of a “minor discrepancy” in the software, a Navy official tells Inside Defense.

The Insider | November 12, 2018

The Navy last week awarded Perspecta a contract modification potentially worth up to $485 million to further extend the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, according to a Defense Department statement.

Daily News | November 09, 2018

The Navy for the first time will have options to utilize other transaction agreements as a way to influence the technology demonstrated at its annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 08, 2018

The Navy is planning two different paths forward following the completion of the 12th Columbia-class submarine, both of which involve keeping the line open, according to a service official.

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