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.

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Daily News | July 17, 2018

The Navy is asking Congress for permission to transfer funds to improve the saftey conditions within the surface fleet following two high-profile collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet last summer, according to a reprogramming request obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | July 16, 2018

The aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78) arrived yesterday at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, VA, for a yearlong post-shakedown availability, according to a July 15 Navy statement.

The Insider | July 13, 2018

The Naval Reactors program has selected Fluor Marine Propulsion to be the contractor for the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, according to a July 13 Navy statement.

The Insider | July 13, 2018

The potential foreign military sale of an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate to Bahrain would have an $80 million price tag, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.

Daily News | July 12, 2018

A Navy analysis completed last year and sent to Congress in June states the total cost of extending nearly a dozen ship classes between five and 15 years could incur an estimated bill of $203 billion through fiscal year 2047, according to a Congressional Research Service report.

The Insider | July 12, 2018

The Navy intends to seek unmanned vehicle sensing technology from industry through the use of other transaction agreements, according to a July 10 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | July 11, 2018

The Navy's second Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) suffered engine damage that has prompted the service to replace that engine before the ship proceeds to San Diego next year, according to an admiral overseeing the ship class.

The Insider | July 10, 2018

The Marine Corps published a request for quotes for an anonymous hotline designed for aviators to report unsafe conditions during missions, according to a July 9 Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | July 10, 2018

The Navy intends to accelerate a large unmanned undersea vehicle program by bringing the government's design to industry five years earlier than planned, a plan Senate appropriators are supporting in their version of the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill.

The Insider | July 10, 2018

A test and evaluation squadron completed the first "comprehensive" initial operational test and evaluation on the MQ-8C Fire Scout last month, according to a July 9 Navy statement.

Daily News | July 06, 2018

The Navy appears to have quietly decided to retain both contractors for the second phase of a large unmanned underwater vehicle program, according to Senate appropriators.

Daily News | July 06, 2018

Senate appropriators want to fence $20 million of funding for a Navy anti-surface warfare missile to conduct operational testing the service had not budgeted money to complete.

The Insider | July 06, 2018

The Evolved Seasparrow Missile Block II successfully intercepted an aerial target in a recent flight test, according to a July 5 Navy statement.

Daily News | July 05, 2018

The Navy's Tomahawk missile program, which House lawmakers called "mismanaged," is now being scrutinized by Senate appropriators who want the Navy secretary to conduct a "full review" of the program in the wake of the service attempting to repurpose a large fiscal year 2018 funding increase.

Daily News | July 05, 2018

The Navy is examining industry's capabilities to improve manufacturing processes surrounding the service's highest-profile shipbuilding programs such as Virginia-class submarines, Littoral Combat Ships and the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78).

Daily News | July 02, 2018

Following a year where the Navy and Marine Corps have both faced congressional scrutiny for aviation mishaps, the Navy is developing a four-part initiative to improve mishap reporting and better utilize data collected.

The Insider | June 29, 2018

The Navy's use of accelerated acquisition programs has caught the eye of Senate appropriators who want to direct a handful of reports and certifications for such programs in their defense spending bill, according to a report accompanying the committee's bill.

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.

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