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 | January 17, 2018

The Pentagon's acquisition chief delegated milestone decision authority for all but two major Navy programs back to the service, including the multibillion-dollar, Ford-class aircraft carrier.

The Insider | January 16, 2018

Naval Sea Systems Command is seeking information for electronic equipment related to cybersecurity defenses on the Navy's surface ships, according to a Jan. 11 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | January 12, 2018

Raytheon received a request for proposals this week to develop the Standard Missile-2 IIIC interceptor, which it will sell exclusively to the United States, according to a company official.

Daily News | January 12, 2018

Naval Sea Systems Command will spend additional funds to resolve deficiencies on its electronic warfare early detection program after failing to do so before or after entering full-rate production, according to a Defense Department audit.

The Insider | January 11, 2018

Textron Systems anticipates its Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) program will achieve milestone C by the end of fiscal year 2018, according to a company official.

The Insider | January 10, 2018

The workflow for delivering training to the surface fleet will increase 50 percent through fiscal year 2020, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command official.

Daily News | January 10, 2018

The Navy should take several steps, such as creating a venture capital firm and an internal "Shark Tank" program, to ensure its autonomy capabilities stay ahead of its adversaries, according to a new report by a Navy advisory panel.

The Insider | January 10, 2018

The Navy's future frigate program is a top budget priority in the coming year because of its implications for the service's future shipbuilding efforts, according to the Navy's top officer.

The Insider | January 09, 2018

The Zumwalt (DDG-1000) will be delayed in reaching initial operational capability, according to the Navy's top surface warfare officer.

The Insider | January 04, 2018

The Navy is considering establishing a consortium that would use other transaction authority to enhance the service's information warfare capabilities.

The Insider | January 03, 2018

The Navy is soliciting ideas from the fleet on how to use additive manufacturing to create equipment, according to a Navy administrative message distributed last month.

The Insider | January 02, 2018

Thomas Harker was sworn in today as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller, according to a tweet from Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

Daily News | December 21, 2017

The Navy underrepresented technology risks in its largest acquisition program, the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, during a readiness assessment completed two years ago, according to a Dec. 21 Government Accountability Office report.

The Insider | December 21, 2017

The Senate yesterday confirmed by voice vote Thomas Harker to serve as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller.

Daily News | December 19, 2017

The Navy plans to increase man-portable and vehicle-based platform terminals beginning in 2018 and 2019 for its Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | December 19, 2017

The Marine Corps is seeking information about a compact system that could fulfill the roles of the service's three target acquisition devices, according to a Dec. 15 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | December 18, 2017

Naval Air Systems Command is implementing aspects of a new approach to acquisition that at full maturity can cut the time necessary to develop a weapon system in half, according to service officials.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

A new technology for unmanned aerial cargo vehicles, demonstrated this week, is pushing the Marine Corps to change its thinking about mission sets, according to a service official.

Daily News | December 12, 2017

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is expected to reach initial operating capability and see its first deployment in 2020, according to Northrop Grumman officials.

The Insider | December 11, 2017

The destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62) departed Yokosuka, Japan, over the weekend aboard a heavy-lift vessel bound for Pascagoula, MS, according to a Navy statement.

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