Justin Katz

Justin Katz was Inside the Navy’s associate editor until November 2020. 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.

Archived Articles
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.

Daily News | October 28, 2019

Having finished its maintenance availability, the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) will conduct sea trials this week and then begin an 18-month, post-delivery testing phase, according to a senior Navy official.

The Insider | October 25, 2019

The Navy announced today the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) has completed its 15-month maintenance availability and will begin sea trials.

Daily News | October 23, 2019

A day after House lawmakers pressed two senior Navy officials on ship and submarine maintenance problems, the service’s chief civilian publicly criticized Congress, which he said chose only to disparage the Navy rather than helping fix the problems.

The Insider | October 22, 2019

The Navy today said it will need in the range of $1 billion to $2 billion per year to support its long-term shipyard infrastructure optimization plan.

Daily News | October 22, 2019

The Navy used the recent maintenance availability of the fast-attack submarine Asheville (SSN-758) to build a "digital twin" of its Hawaii-based public shipyard, an effort it plans to replicate elsewhere next year, according to two senior service officials.

The Insider | October 22, 2019

The Navy announced today that Sean Burke will serve as the service's deputy assistant secretary for sustainment.

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.

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