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
Daily News | July 31, 2020

The Navy is changing course on how it will recapitalize the surge sealift fleet, now focusing on buying used vessels and pressing lawmakers to decouple procurement authorities from requirements for new ship construction. (UPDATED)

Daily News | July 29, 2020

The Navy is seeking white papers from industry sources capable of producing, testing and delivering a long-range, air-delivered maritime mine, according to a new Navy notice.

Daily News | July 28, 2020

The Marine Corps yesterday announced it plans to modify two MQ-9 Reapers with a Raytheon-produced situational awareness tool as a means to ensure operations are similar to the Air Force-procured drones being used to train its pilots.

The Insider | July 23, 2020

Boeing said today it is installing the aerial refueling store onboard its MQ-25 test asset T1 in preparation for flight testing with Navy engineers later this year.

The Insider | July 22, 2020

A trade group representing dozens of shipyards that are routinely employed by the Navy and the broader U.S. government are asking Congress to include their workers in legislation to reimburse contractors unable to work due to the coronavirus.

Daily News | July 21, 2020

The Government Accountability Office denied a series of bid protest allegations Perspecta levied against a $7.7 billion Navy contract award after concluding the company failed to substantiate the substance and impact of its accusations.

Daily News | July 13, 2020

The House is poised to pass legislation that gradually ramps up "Buy American" requirements on the Defense Department's largest programs of record, but industry representatives and analysts say the "arbitrary" rules could trip up important weapons developments and hurt international cooperation on defense programs.

Daily News | July 9, 2020

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is moving to prohibit the Navy from decommissioning the first four Littoral Combat Ships, calling the move "shortsighted" and directing the Pentagon to consider upgrading and deploying the ships to South and Central America.

Daily News | July 9, 2020

The Navy is considering tasking its new unmanned surface vessels with the ballistic missile defense mission, a move that could free up guided-missile destroyers and push the service toward the more distributed fleet it is seeking.

Daily News | July 7, 2020

A House subcommittee wants to provide the Navy with funding to purchase two Virginia-class fast-attack submarines as well as extra money for several select aircraft programs.

The Insider | July 2, 2020

The Navy is seeking congressional approval to reprogram $51 million for a variety of research and development efforts, including several aimed at the Marine Corps commandant's new force design priorities.

The Insider | July 2, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee yesterday advanced legislation to require the Navy to brief lawmakers regularly on the status of its 20-year plan to overhaul the four public shipyards.

The Insider | July 1, 2020

A House panel today moved to direct the Trump administration to provide a wide-ranging report about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Daily News | July 1, 2020

A House panel wants the Navy to detail how many times it has accepted a ship in the past two decades before completing work on major subsystems and explain the circumstances that led to the acceptance decision.

Daily News | June 29, 2020

The Navy's next generation logistics ship program recently published its initial acquisition schedule, but the project may falter early as a Senate panel pushes to cut the service's research and development funding.

The Insider | June 29, 2020

President Trump earlier this month tapped Gregory Slavonic to be the acting Navy under secretary, according to a June 26 service statement.

The Insider | June 26, 2020

A congressional committee is seeking answers from the Navy after President Trump insinuated political considerations factored into a major shipbuilding contract source selection.

The Insider | June 25, 2020

A Senate panel wants the Navy secretary to align the service's strike fighter fleet with force structures previously studied by the Air Force and other independent or third-party agencies.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

Senate authorizers in their mark of the next defense policy bill recommend cutting funding for the Navy's Medium and Large Unmanned Surface Vessel research and development efforts.

Daily News | June 24, 2020

House and Senate authorizers are both poised to expand the Navy's ability to purchase used sealift vessels in this year's defense policy bill, but are taking different approaches to encourage the service to more aggressively recapitalize its logistics fleet.

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