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 | November 08, 2018

The Navy will begin trade studies in fiscal year 2020 to evaluate the possibilities for a second life extension program of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile, according to the service's director of strategic systems programs.

Daily News | November 07, 2018

The Navy in September began conducting new inspections of its supplier base supporting the Columbia-class submarine program in response to faulty welding on missile tubes found in August, according to a Navy officer overseeing the submarine program.

The Insider | November 07, 2018

The Navy will begin refueling the first Los Angeles-class submarine starting with the Cheyenne (SSN-773) in 2023, according to the director of the naval nuclear propulsion program.

The Insider | November 07, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday General Dynamics Electric Boat awarded the company's Newport News Shipbuilding business a $197 million contract modification for long-lead-time materials and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

The Insider | November 01, 2018

The Navy issued a request for proposals today for industry to participate in its annual technology demonstration next year in Rhode Island.

The Insider | November 01, 2018

The Marine Corps will finish retiring its legacy electronic warfare aircraft, the EA-6B Prowler, in March 2019, according to a service statement issued yesterday.

Daily News | November 01, 2018

The Marine Corps' rapid acquisition and prototyping office will focus its fiscal year 2020 efforts on power management and physiological sensing technologies, according to an Oct. 31 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | October 31, 2018

The Navy is working with Congress to develop a strategy for retiring its legacy mine countermeasures platforms, a challenge requiring more nuance than what current congressional direction allows, according to a Marine Corps general overseeing that strategy.

Daily News | October 30, 2018

The Navy expects the next update to the F-35's logistics information system in "mid-2019" to enable it to connect to its legacy information technology systems, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Insider | October 26, 2018

A new report published by the Heritage Foundation today says the Navy needs a 400-ship fleet, significantly more than the service's stated goal of 355, to carry out two overlapping major regional conflicts.

Daily News | October 24, 2018

The Navy's fiscal year 2019 to FY-21 business operations plan, published today, is projected to reap savings that will eventually be invested into the warfighter, according to the service's No. 2 civilian.

Daily News | October 24, 2018

Defense lawmakers rejected several Navy reprogramming requests that would have funded a consulting group for surface warfare reforms, supported developing a high-energy laser and financed an effort related to investigating physiological episodes occurring within the F/A-18 and E/A-18 fleets.

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.

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