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 | June 29, 2018

Senate appropriators in their version of the defense spending bill seek to prohibit the Navy from executing in fiscal year 2019 a block-buy strategy for the next two aircraft carriers and want a briefing on the submarine industrial base, according to the report accompanying the committee's bill.

Daily News | June 28, 2018

Following a last-minute intervention by a top Pentagon official and strong opposition from an influential Republican lawmaker, an amendment to the House defense spending bill that would procure additional Virginia-class submarines has been defeated.

Daily News | June 27, 2018

An amendment sponsored by nearly two dozen lawmakers to the House defense spending bill that would provide funding for advanced procurement of fast-attack submarines in fiscal years 2022 and 2023 has run up against unforeseen, last-minute opposition from the Defense Department.

The Insider | June 27, 2018

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist has approved a $201 million reprogramming action to support a variety of maintenance activities accounted for in the National Defense Sealift Fund.

Daily News | June 26, 2018

The president's nominee to lead U.S. Transportation Command today said he agrees with the Navy and the current command chief's plan to recapitalize the surge sealift fleet.

The Insider | June 26, 2018

The Navy is experimenting with compiling, certifying and uploading software to warfighters in under 24 hours, according to a senior official.

Daily News | June 25, 2018

The Navy may expand the use of requirements evaluation teams -- initially created by the surface warfare community for the new frigate and Zumwalt-class destroyer -- to the other warfare communities, according to a top requirements officer.

The Insider | June 22, 2018

A government watchdog determined the Navy has taken actions to sustain Ohio-class submarines at the minimum U.S. Strategic Command requirements until the Columbia-class is fielded.

Daily News | June 22, 2018

Both the Navy and Marine Corps have recently experienced an uptick in class C mishaps, according to two top aviation officers.

The Insider | June 19, 2018

The Pentagon today awarded BAE Systems a contract worth $198 million to produce 30 low-rate production Amphibious Combat Vehicles, according to Marine Corps officials.

The Insider | June 19, 2018

The Navy intends to create a 30-year ship repair and modernization plan to act as a "companion plan" to the service's current long-term shipbuilding plan, according to the Navy's top acquisition official.

Daily News | June 18, 2018

Concerned by the Navy's "mismanagement," the House Appropriations Committee is recommending rescinding $115 million of fiscal year 2018 funds from the Tomahawk missile program, according to the report accompanying the panel's FY-19 defense spending bill.

Daily News | June 14, 2018

House appropriators are boosting the Navy's request for modernizing the public shipyards and want the Navy to create a five-year plan to reduce its submarine maintenance backlog, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The Navy has implemented 35 surface warfare reform recommendations provided by the service's two major reviews and a government watchdog as of May 24, according to slides obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

Senate authorizers want the Navy to explore creating a derivative of the Marine Corps' new heavy-lift helicopter to provide capabilities lost when the Navy's MH-53E Sea Dragons retire, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

Daily News | June 11, 2018

Two major House Armed Services Committee initiatives for fast-attack submarines and aircraft carriers are absent in the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's mark-up of the fiscal year 2019 military spending bill.

The Insider | June 11, 2018

Two MQ-4C Tritons have begun operational testing focused on the aircraft's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, CA, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Daily News | June 08, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill adopts several provisions from a surface warfare reform bill introduced earlier this year by an influential Republican senator.

The Insider | June 07, 2018

Naval Air Systems Command yesterday awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to 19 small businesses for program management support services, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Daily News | June 07, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to fence the Navy's procurement of a high-energy laser weapon system until the Navy secretary provides more information on the service's contracting strategy and requirements, according to the report accompanying the committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

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