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.

The Insider | April 20, 2018

An influential House lawmaker will insert language in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill calling for a more aggressive time line for the Navy's surge sealift recapitalization plan.

The Insider | April 19, 2018

The Navy has 24 Littoral Combat Ship deployments scheduled between 2019 and 2024, according to the service's top admiral.

The Insider | April 19, 2018

The Navy intends to ask Congress for funds to create force-level analytic tools developed jointly with industry in the fiscal year 2020 budget, according to the service's top civilian official.

The Insider | April 18, 2018

The Navy's shipyard optimization plan will see the service spend $21 billion over the course of 20 years to recapitalize the four major public shipyards, according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Industry has begun staking out places in the Navy's helicopter trainer replacement program with two companies publicly announcing their offerings last week at the Sea-Air-Space symposium in National Harbor, MD.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

The Navy has completed the detail design work for Flight III of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, according to the program manager.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command recently implemented a development operations (DEVOP) environment on its research and development network in an effort to rapidly respond to cyber threats, according to an official.

The Insider | April 17, 2018

In the week following the Navy's announcement that it will extend the life of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG-51), the service told Congress today that it will examine possible extensions to other ship classes as well to achieve its goal of a 355-ship fleet.

The Insider | April 17, 2018

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Bill Moran is working to expedite resources targeted in the future years defense program that are designated to help the Navy achieve objectives laid out by a comprehensive review of last year's warship collisions, according to a four-star admiral.

The Insider | April 12, 2018

The Navy anticipates it will deliver to Congress a report about potential savings for a block buy of CVN-80 and CVN-81 in four to six weeks, according to the Navy's top acquisition official.

Daily News | April 12, 2018

The Navy has a three-pronged investment plan to improve its nuclear-capable shipyards that will upgrade dry docks to accommodate future attack submarines and aircraft carriers, and optimize shipyard layouts to improve productivity, according to a senior Navy official.

The Insider | April 11, 2018

House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee Chairman Rob Wittman (R-VA) said today approval for an anticipated aircraft carrier block buy will be in his subcommittee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2019 authorization bill.

The Insider | April 10, 2018

Naval Air Systems Command's Fleet Readiness Centers are "reinvigorating" an apprentice program into a four-year endeavor that provides both an education and training for specialized trades in an effort to cultivate their own workforce, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | April 10, 2018

Naval Air Systems Command estimates it will have nearly 1,000 additively manufactured parts approved for printing and use across the fleet by the end of 2018, almost a tenfold increase from what is available today, according to a NAVAIR logistics officer.

The Insider | April 09, 2018

The Marine Corps is in contract negotiations to buy the last 17 VH-92A presidential helicopters from Sikorsky in the mid-2019 time frame contingent on that aircraft reaching milestone C, according to the program manager.

The Insider | April 09, 2018

The Marine Corps and Sikorsky are confident they can meet the 2019 initial operational capability goal for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program, and estimate that 50 percent or more of previously reported issues have been fixed and retested, according to the program manager.

Daily News | April 06, 2018

In a new report to Congress, the Navy Secretary rejected the notion that legacy Marine Corps and Army parachute systems will satisfy the service's requirements, and defended the Navy's testing strategy of its new system, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | April 05, 2018

A new report by the Defense Department inspector general gave Naval Air Systems Command a positive review on its Next Generation Jammer program.

The Insider | April 05, 2018

Four Marines from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were killed in El Centro, CA, on Tuesday as a result of a CH-53E Super Stallion crash, the service announced yesterday.

The Insider | April 04, 2018

The Pentagon notified Congress in February the Japanese government is projected to contribute $521 million in its 2018 fiscal year, which runs from April to March, to relocate Marines from Okinawa to Guam, and that, to date, Japan has pledged $1.5 billion in contributions.

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