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 | September 1, 2020

The Navy is planning its first rolling admissions period for entry into Seaport Next Generation and intends to publish a draft request for proposals later this year.

Daily News | September 1, 2020

Top Navy officials last month determined that two senior billets, charged with directing the service's $2 billion research and development enterprise, should no longer be "dual-hatted" by a single two-star admiral, according to a memorandum obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | August 31, 2020

The Navy this week provided an undated document which includes written answers to questions taken for the record from the Senate Armed Services Committee to then-Vice Adm. Michael Gilday as part of his July 2019 nomination hearing to become chief of naval operations.

Daily News | August 28, 2020

L3Harris Technologies' new contract to build the Navy’s Medium Unmanned Surface Vessel includes the maritime technology firm Gibbs & Cox as well as the Louisiana-based shipbuilder Swiftships as subcontractors, according to an L3Harris executive.

The Insider | August 26, 2020

The Navy yesterday announced it awarded Denver-based FlightSafety Services Corp. a $220 million training services contract for the TH-73A helicopter.

The Insider | August 24, 2020

The Navy is seeking information from industry about proprietary "low probability of intercept/detect" waveforms and other capabilities in response to a funding restriction signed into law in the most recent defense policy bill.

Daily News | August 21, 2020

Three companies began work this month on prototyping capabilities for a new wargaming facility scheduled to come online in fiscal year 2023 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, according to an officer overseeing the effort.

Daily News | August 20, 2020

A government watchdog has found unplanned work and workforce problems are the two key factors causing the Navy to fall behind on aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance availabilities.

The Insider | August 20, 2020

The Office of Naval Research yesterday awarded Honolulu-based Navatek a $9.6 million research and development contract focused on "advances in asymmetric naval forces and logistics," according to a Pentagon statement.

The Insider | August 18, 2020

The Navy yesterday announced the beginning of the biennial, international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific with a focus on at-sea demonstrations to minimize sailors' risk of being exposed to the coronavirus.

Daily News | August 17, 2020

Perspecta is in talks with the Justice Department to stop Leidos from continuing work on its Next Generation Enterprise Network contract while a lawsuit is pending in federal court, according to recently unsealed court documents.

The Insider | August 17, 2020

The Navy last week awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $125 million contract for labor and material efforts associated with planning the engineered overhaul availability for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine Hartford (SSN-768).

The Insider | August 14, 2020

The Navy yesterday awarded a $33 million contract to California-based RQ Construction to build an operations complex for 5th Battalion, 10th Marines at Camp Lejune in North Carolina, according to a Pentagon statement.

Daily News | August 12, 2020

The Navy's acquisition executive said today the service is not "out of the woods" in terms of a shipyard being shut down as a result of the coronavirus.

The Insider | August 10, 2020

The Maritime Administration today awarded Crowley Government Services a $56 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to manage procuring the dozens of used sealift vessels required to recapitalize the sealift fleet, according to a public notice.

The Insider | August 7, 2020

Perspecta's chief executive this week said he believes the Navy will extend the company's contract to operate the service's intranet by six months.

Daily News | August 7, 2020

The Marine Corps is eyeing how additive manufacturing can change the ways its construction battalions operate, following a successful proof-of-concept demonstration earlier this year.

The Insider | August 6, 2020

The Navy's acquisition executive last month delegated authorities to several lower-echelon acquisition organizations to conduct basic and applied research, according to a July 10 memo obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | August 6, 2020

Huntington Ingalls Industries executives today announced the company incurred $111 million in additional charges related to Block IV Virginia-class submarines during its most recent quarter, and $16 million of those costs are directly related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Insider | August 4, 2020

A top Leidos executive said today an ongoing federal lawsuit concerning the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network services contract will delay the scheduled changeover from the incumbent contractor to Leidos. (UPDATED)

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