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 | September 11, 2017

The Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office is seeking information about potential sources capable of manufacturing and testing an unmanned aerial system using government-provided build-to-print specifications, according to an Aug. 30 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | September 11, 2017

Government auditors have determined the Navy has valid requirements and a solid acquisition approach for the new MQ-25 Stingray, and revealed the unmanned aerial system has a $5 billion cost ceiling.

The Insider | September 8, 2017

The Navy has enough ballistic missile defense ships to keep seven of those ships in the 7th Fleet despite the recent collisions of the destroyers Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and John S. McCain (DDG-56), according to a senior Navy official.

The Insider | September 7, 2017

A senior Navy official warned Congress Sept. 7 that "funding at prior-year levels through a continuing resolution not only disrupts the gains of [operational readiness], it begins to reverse them."

Daily News | September 7, 2017

The Marine Corps is requesting information about solutions for vertical take-off and landing small unmanned aircraft systems, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | September 6, 2017

The Navy intends to issue a task order for the salvage patching and heavy lift transport of the destroyer John S. McCain (DDG-56) from Singapore to Japan, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Daily News | August 28, 2017

Industry showcased a range of technologies for undersea vehicles and communication networks during an annual Navy technology exercise.

Daily News | August 24, 2017

The Navy has committed to transitioning all of its data to the cloud over the next five years, according to a service official.

The Insider | August 23, 2017

The Navy will finalize a comprehensive, long-term sealift recapitalization plan and assess the effects of widely distributed operations on the Combat Logistics Force, following a Government Accountability Office report recommending those actions.

Daily News | August 23, 2017

The Navy plans to transition 62 F/A-18A/C/D Hornet aircraft in its fleet and reserve squadrons based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia to F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft beginning as early as 2018.

Daily News | August 23, 2017

The Navy is looking to buy a 60-150 kW high energy laser weapon system with an integrated counter intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance laser for non-destructive dazzling capabilities against unmanned aerial vehicle-mounted sensors, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | August 21, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) said today "more forceful action is urgently needed to identify and correct the causes" of two recent Navy ship collisions.

Daily News | August 21, 2017

The Navy postponed declaring full operational capability for the Mobile User Objective System, causing a schedule breach in the program's baseline, according to a Selected Acquisition Report obtained by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | August 21, 2017

The Navy issued a request for information about 81 mm mortar systems, according to an Aug. 17 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

The Navy is seeking solutions to fill irregular, expeditionary and special warfare capabilities with a projected annual cost under $750,000 per project, according to a notice on Federal Business Opportunities.

Daily News | August 14, 2017

The Navy's approach to hardening cybersecurity by utilizing talent outside of the service was "validated" through its recent "Hack-our-Ship" event, according to Thresa Lang, Navy cybersecurity division deputy director in the office of the chief of naval operations (N2/N6G).

The Insider | August 11, 2017

Navy Capt. Sara "Clutch" Joyner, who was selected to lead the service's efforts to prevent aviation physiological episodes, will report directly to Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran.

Daily News | August 9, 2017

The Navy intends to prepare a supplement to the 2015 Final Mariana Islands Training and Testing environmental impact statement to account for military readiness requirements beyond 2020.

Daily News | August 7, 2017

The Navy can save $800 million for the John Lewis-class (T-AO-205) program by doubling its annual procurement profile, from one to two, but will require more money to avoid negatively impacting other shipbuilding priorities, according to a report reviewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | August 3, 2017

Richard Spencer, a former Marine Corps captain and investment banker, was sworn in today as the 76th Secretary of the Navy. 

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