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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Daily News | September 14, 2018

Lawmakers have rescinded $115 million in fiscal year 2018 Tomahawk missile funding and directed the Navy secretary to conduct a full program review following the service's request to repurpose some of those funds.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

Lawmakers appropriated an additional $350 million for San Antonio-class amphibious transport docks, one of several large congressional additions to the Navy's shipbuilding accounts in the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

Daily News | September 14, 2018

Lawmakers have cut $329 million from the Navy's fiscal year 2019 budget for programs the service has deemed "accelerated acquisitions," and are concerned the designation is causing "imprudent program management decisions."

The Insider | September 13, 2018

The Navy's future topline budget will need to increase in order to support a $21 billion, 20-year shipyard recapitalization and optimization plan put together by Naval Sea Systems Command, according to the plan's executive summary obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | September 12, 2018

Despite the Navy's claims to the contrary, private shipyards are on average less expensive than public shipyards for the most common type of attack submarine overhaul, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The Insider | September 12, 2018

Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) sent a letter last week urging the four top congressional defense appropriators to include funding for three Littoral Combat Ships in the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

Daily News | September 12, 2018

A government watchdog has found the operating costs of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, EA-18G Growler and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet programs increased from fiscal year 2011 to FY-16, according to a new report.

The Insider | September 06, 2018

The Navy yesterday awarded Perspecta a contract worth up to $787 million to extend the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract.

Daily News | September 05, 2018

Ahead of the Navy's next force structure assessment, the service aims to "pull together something" quicker to help inform the fiscal year 2020 budget request, according to the Navy's top requirements officer.

The Insider | September 05, 2018

The Navy's top admiral is pushing the service to pay close attention to the already-tight schedule for the Columbia-class submarine program.

Daily News | August 30, 2018

The Pentagon today awarded an $805 million contract to Boeing for the production of four MQ-25 Stingray engineering and manufacturing development models, according to Navy officials.

The Insider | August 30, 2018

The Marine Corps will conduct maritime experiments of capabilities to store and transfer bulk fuel off the coast of Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, CA, in October, according to a service official. 

Daily News | August 28, 2018

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) -- The Navy this month is conducting the first operational tests at sea of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln.

Daily News | August 27, 2018

A pilot program the Navy is using to improve aircraft depot maintenance -- which it has been testing on F/A-18s and MV-22s -- may be pushed out to the rest of the fleet, according to the Navy secretary.

Daily News | August 23, 2018

The Navy is "moving out to enforce" this fall a new approach to developing applications meant to rapidly push software to the fleet and reduce the burden on operational commanders when software is problematic, according to a senior Navy officer.

The Insider | August 22, 2018

The Navy announced today that some Hawaii-based ships and submarines have begun to sortie in preparation for Hurricane Lane.

Daily News | August 22, 2018

The Navy is preparing to execute three Advanced Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) between December 2018 and June 2019, with the first exercise focused on information warfare, according to a memo obtained by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | August 21, 2018

The Navy plans to hold an industry day Sept. 20 for the purpose of developing a new system that would provide real-time updates on an aviator's cognitive status in an effort to prevent physiological episodes, according to an Aug. 20 Federal Business Opportunities Notice.

Daily News | August 20, 2018

The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN-74) will become the first Navy ship in its class to receive an advanced manufacturing lab consisting of four 3D printers, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Daily News | August 17, 2018

The Navy will finish implementing by the end of the fiscal year 78 of 111 surface warfare reform recommendations made by the service's two major reviews, according to the Navy.

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