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.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

If the Navy pursues a block buy strategy for its next two aircraft carriers (CVN 80 and 81), the service anticipates it will save between $1 billion and $2.5 billion, according to the service's top acquisition official.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) today pointed to a Rand Corp. report warning the United States may lose its next war to argue the Navy must have a 355-ship fleet.

The Insider | March 05, 2018

The Navy and Air Force are seeking congressional approval for a $4.5 billion C-130J multiyear procurement contract for fiscal years 2019 to 2023, according to budget justification documents.

Daily News | March 05, 2018

The Navy intends to obligate an additional $5 million for a surveillance sensor system, but will transfer that money from the progam line item to its rapid prototyping fund should congressional appropriators direct that fund's creation in the fiscal year 2018 budget, according to documents viewed by Inside the Navy.

The Insider | February 28, 2018

Rear Adm. Michael Moran has been tapped for promotion to vice admiral and assigned to become the principal military deputy to the Navy acquisition executive.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

Only months before the Navy is scheduled to award its first attack submarine construction contract incorporating a highly anticipated new module, the service and that module's vendor corrected a problem that stood to delay production if it remained unaddressed.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

While the Pentagon grapples with migrating its operations to the cloud, the Navy is in the middle of field testing a personnel system hosted on similar technology.

The Insider | February 26, 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.

The Insider | February 21, 2018

The Navy anticipates full-rate production rounds of Ratheyon's Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block II will be delivered to the fleet in 2023, one of several new acquisition milestones laid out in new budget justification documents.

Daily News | February 20, 2018

Senior leadership's Navy-wide push to integrate additive manufacturing has highlighted how prevalent the technology's use already is among enlisted sailors and junior officers.

The Insider | February 16, 2018

The Marine Corps reduced its fiscal year 2019 budget request for RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial systems from four to zero as a result of an internal manpower shift, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | February 13, 2018

Citing a 2026 initial operational capability threshold, the Navy is seeking $234 million more than projected for its unmanned tanker program in fiscal year 2019.

The Insider | February 13, 2018

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced yesterday Boeing Autonomous Systems will join its MQ-25 Stingray team.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Navy is requesting $179.1 billion in the fiscal year 2019 base budget and $15 billion in wartime funding that would, in total, fund the construction of 14 new ships.

The Insider | February 08, 2018

Rear Adm. Gordon Peters will be the new boss of Naval Air Systems Command, the Defense Department announced yesterday, along with nearly a dozen other Navy promotions and assignments.

The Insider | February 07, 2018

The Navy has established a four-star-level panel of admirals and senior executives to oversee the implementation of the service's strategic reviews that followed high-profile surface fleet collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet last summer.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Navy intends to field an upgraded Tomahawk missile in fiscal year 2022, but has not provided plans to assess that weapon's lethality against its intended target set, according to a report from the Pentagon's top weapons tester.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

The Navy is revalidating the requirements for high-volume suppressive fires in support of amphibious operations, according to a top expeditionary warfare official.

Daily News | February 05, 2018

Navy contracting officials failed to properly provide required documentation justifying their use of more than a dozen single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts, according to a Pentagon watchdog agency.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

Leidos said today it will team with IBM, Unisys and Verizon Enterprise Solutions to compete for a part of the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network re-compete contract.

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