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 | June 23, 2020

Despite a less aggressive public campaign from the Navy this budget cycle to highlight unmanned ships, House lawmakers are continuing to push for legislative provisions to temper the service's rapid efforts to develop the untested technology.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

The Navy today awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $869 million contract modification for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program.

Daily News | June 22, 2020

A House panel is seeking more information from the Pentagon about the Navy's F/A-18 fleet in response to the service's proposal to sundown the production line in fiscal year 2022, but has stopped short of forcing the Defense Department to continue the program.

Daily News | June 18, 2020

The Navy's team assessing physiological episodes in aviators has concluded its investigations into two aircraft fleets, but the admiral in charge says the team’s work will have implications for other military planes as well.

The Insider | June 18, 2020

The Government Accountability Office this week denied the second bid protest filed against a $7.7 billion contract awarded to Leidos in February.

Daily News | June 16, 2020

The Navy today announced that the second unit of its next-generation hovercraft completed acceptance trials earlier this month, but a recently published government watchdog report shines new light on issues the program faces behind the scenes.

The Insider | June 12, 2020

The Government Accountability Office this week denied General Dynamics Information Technology's bid protest of a major Navy contract award to Leidos to manage the service's intranet.

Daily News | June 11, 2020

The new deputy chief of naval operations, leading an office only established in October, is now overseeing the Navy's effort to sync its operational, budgetary and educational strategies for a return to great power competition.

Daily News | June 11, 2020

Senate lawmakers are authorizing one fast attack Virginia-class submarine in this year's defense policy bill and approving twice the normal amount of advance procurement funding.

The Insider | June 10, 2020

The Navy plans to award a contract for multiple industry studies to investigate options to make its next-generation cable ship, T-ARC(X), more affordable, according to a public notice.

The Insider | June 10, 2020

The Navy is tapping Rear Adm. William Houston to become the director of undersea warfare (N97).

Daily News | June 4, 2020

Officials for the Navy's MQ-25 unmanned aerial tanker program told government auditors they are at risk of having to extend developmental testing by up to three years, echoing previous warnings the service has made since recent funding cuts.

The Insider | June 3, 2020

None of the losing vendors that took part in the Navy's future frigate competition filed a bid protest against the contract award to Fincantieri Marinette Marine, clearing the way for the service to begin work.

Daily News | June 3, 2020

A new government watchdog report says the Navy is still coping with the effects of faulty welding found in the Columbia-class submarine's missile tube compartments nearly two years after a vendor identified the problem."

The Insider | May 29, 2020

Kenneth Braithwaite, a retired Navy rear admiral and recent U.S. diplomat, was sworn in today as the 77th Navy secretary, according to a Pentagon statement.

Daily News | May 28, 2020

The Navy’s Philadelphia-based surface warfare center is planning to issue a solicitation in August to partner with a consortium capable of providing a range of different technologies for "maritime sustainment."

Daily News | May 26, 2020

A U.S. Pacific Fleet amphibious ship successfully "disabled" an aerial drone using a solid state laser prototype earlier this month, according to a Navy statement.

The Insider | May 22, 2020

Perspecta has signed a deal with HPI Federal, a subsidiary of HP, worth more than $120 million to assist in "services and integration of the hardware" for the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network program, the company’s chief executive said during a call with analysts this week.

The Insider | May 22, 2020

The Navy yesterday distributed a request for proposals to industry for the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle, a new UUV program aimed at both intelligence gathering and mine countermeasures.

The Insider | May 22, 2020

The Navy announced yesterday it plans to negotiate a contract with Raytheon to integrate the Common Control System with the MQ-8 Fire Scout.

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