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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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.

The Insider | April 03, 2018

The Defense Department has asked Congress to grant it necessary authorities to recapitalize Military Sealift Command's surge fleet force in the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | April 03, 2018

The Navy intends to issue a competitive solicitation for work in support of a service life extension for four connectors that get Marines and equipment ashore, according to a March 15 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | April 03, 2018

The Marine Corps is asking industry to offer new technologies in support of a service life extension for the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, according to a March 16 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | March 29, 2018

The Navy's plans to recapitalize the surge sealift force include 10-year service life extensions for select vessels, acquiring and modernizing two used vessels in the early 2020s, and implementing a common-hull design for the future fleet, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | March 28, 2018

The Navy intends to reobligate $60 million of expired fiscal year 2015 operations and maintenance funds for aircraft maintenance, according to documents viewed by Inside Defense.

The Insider | March 27, 2018

In an effort to decentralize decision-making, the Navy's top acquisition official has begun pushing down milestone decision authority for smaller acquisition programs to the program executive and program manager level.

The Insider | March 26, 2018

The Marine Corps conducted adversarial cyber testing last month against its Light Armored Vehicle at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA, according to a March 26 service statement.

Daily News | March 23, 2018

The omnibus appropriations bill passed by the House and Senate calls for reports to be delivered later this year about two major Navy programs.

The Insider | March 21, 2018

While testifying before Congress yesterday, two top Navy officials signaled they are open to structuring the upcoming Virginia-class block V submarine multiyear procurement contract to allow for options that would increase the total buy above the expected 10 submarines.

The Insider | March 21, 2018

The Navy plans to extend the service life of one Los Angeles-class submarine by 10 years and will consider doing the same for four others based on how successfully it refuels the first vessel, according to senior Navy officials.

The Insider | March 20, 2018

The Navy's top acquisition official has renamed the program executive office for littoral combat ships to PEO unmanned and small combatants, according to a March 13 Navy memorandum.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

Following what Marine Corps organizers said was a first-of-its-kind engagement with graduate students, the service intends to act on ideas from its recent hybrid logistics symposium as quickly as this summer.

The Insider | March 13, 2018

The Navy this month will stand up a new command designed to advance information warfare readiness and warfighting capabilities including cyberspace operations, according to a top cybersecurity admiral. 

Daily News | March 13, 2018

The Navy's next generation contracting vehicle for services contracts has refined its work requirements in two key ways that analysts believe will help it create greater competition among contractors.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

When the Navy was testing the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter's ability to take off and land on amphibious assault ships, the service discovered a significant -- and costly -- list of problems.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

Despite push back from Congress and industry, the Navy does not believe the fiscal year 2019 budget request, which calls for only one Littoral Combat Ship, will "threaten" the future frigate competition, according to the Navy's top acquisition official.

The Insider | March 07, 2018

The Navy intends to conduct another force structure assessment within the next year to account for the new national defense strategy, according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | March 07, 2018

The Navy wants to begin initial concept design efforts and an analysis of alternatives in fiscal year 2019 for a new unmanned surface vehicle that has already seen preliminary success at the Defense Department's preeminent research agency.

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