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.

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.

The Insider | December 05, 2017

The Navy is mulling how many Vertical Launch System cells will outfit the guided-missile frigate replacement, according to a top surface warfare official.

The Insider | December 05, 2017

Three Navy programs of record will reach initial operating capability three years early as a result of the service’s rapid capability office, according to a top service acquisition official.

The Insider | December 04, 2017

Budget instability has forced the Navy to take unwanted risks that may have contributed to the destroyer collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet earlier this summer, according to a top service official.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Richard Brown to the rank of vice admiral and assigned him as the new commander of naval surface forces, according to a Nov. 30 Defense Department statement.

The Insider | November 30, 2017

The Navy is on track to expand its use of mine countermeasures beyond the Littoral Combat Ship platform by moving those capabilities to the modular force, according to a top expeditionary warfare official.

The Insider | November 29, 2017

The Navy is seeking information from industry about a shore- and carrier-based communication system that will integrate with the service's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

The Navy’s newly established Unmanned Undersea Squadron (UUVRON-1) is slated to have 95 personnel and 45 UUVs from the service's programs of record by 2024, according to the squadron's commanding officer.

Daily News | November 29, 2017

The Navy is taking several steps to improve the capabilities of its live, virtual and constructive training ranges by 2020, according to the service's air boss.

Daily News | November 28, 2017

Senate appropriators seek to increase modernization spending on the Navy's major accounts -- aircraft procurement and shipbuilding -- at higher levels than their House counterparts, while recommending similar spending levels for ammunition, weapons and "other" portfolios.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

The Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program Block 3 experienced "significant" cost estimate increases over its engineering and manufacturing development phase from August 2014 to March 2017, according to a Defense Department inspector general's office report.

Daily News | November 20, 2017

The Marine Corps may stand up an acquisition-focused team within its cyberspace command pending the results of an ongoing assessment, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 15, 2017

Naval Air Systems Command has issued a request for proposals for a contract vehicle designed to acquire contractor support services, according to an Oct. 23 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | November 14, 2017

Congressional authorizers want the defense secretary to establish a $10 million prize competition to identify the root cause of physiological episodes on Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force training and operational aircraft, according to the fiscal year 2018 defense policy conference report.

Daily News | November 14, 2017

The Navy stood up a "Rhino Readiness Recovery" team to address readiness issues within the strike fighter community, according to the service's air boss.

Daily News | November 14, 2017

Despite having to scale back its annual exercise to accommodate hurricane relief efforts, the Navy and Marine Corps demonstrated a slew of technologies during this year's Bold Alligator at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejune, NC, according to a Marine Corps official.

Daily News | November 13, 2017

Marine Corps Systems Command stood up a cyber operations team in June following a global ransomware attack in May, according to a Marine Corps official.

Daily News | November 13, 2017

The Marine Corps' new tactical decision kits are the service's next step toward training Marines to fight in different operational environments while remaining on base, according to a service official.

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