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 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.

The Insider | September 28, 2018

A flight test delay in one of the Navy's avionics upgrade programs for the C/KC-130T cargo plane now puts the service up against a deadline that would threaten the aircraft’s ability to conduct operational missions, according to a top aviation official.

The Insider | September 27, 2018

Military Sealift Command did not ensure its government-owned, contractor-operated prepositioning ships received required maintenance and, as a result, MSC may have contributed to $139 million in unplanned overhaul repair costs, according to a government watchdog.

The Insider | September 27, 2018

The Navy yesterday awarded General Dynamics subsidiary CSRA a $22 million blanket purchase agreement to accelerate the service's adoption of the commercial cloud, according to a Defense Department statement.

Daily News | September 26, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- The Navy intends to start grouping multiple vessels onto singular ship maintenance availability solicitations in an effort to tackle expected future capacity problems, according to the service acquisition executive.

Daily News | September 25, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- The Navy will stand up a specialized acquisition team within its Digital Warfare Office to help that office operate at the "speed of software," according to the service's acquisition executive.

The Insider | September 25, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, VA -- The Marine Corps this summer began standing up a program manager for cyber operations, according to a service official. 

The Insider | September 21, 2018

The Navy intends to issue a solicitation to industry to study the feasibility of a Common Hull Auxiliary Multi-Mission Platform, with options for concept design and preliminary design awards, according to a Sept. 21 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | September 20, 2018

The Navy is taking steps to change its technological infrastructure to facilitate moving data between ashore and afloat more quickly and reliably, according to an admiral overseeing cybersecurity.

The Insider | September 18, 2018

The Navy today awarded Austal USA and Lockheed Martin contract modifications to build three Littoral Combat Ships, according to a Defense Department statement.

The Insider | September 18, 2018

The Navy has released the final request for proposals for the end user hardware contract portion of the Next Generation Enterprise Network recompetition, according to a Sept. 17 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | September 17, 2018

The Navy will procure a hybrid version of the advanced weapons elevator integrated onto the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) to be used for land-based testing through a $13 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract awarded last week to Federal Equipment Co.

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