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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The Insider | May 09, 2018

The Navy is seeking information from industry about a common hull configuration for military cargo ships as the House Armed Services Committee moves to maintain pressure on the service to advance the platform's development.

The Insider | May 09, 2018

United Technologies Corp. subsidiary UTC Aerospace Systems announced today the components it's providing to the Marine Corps' heavy-lift helicopter will reduce the amount of regular maintenance the aircraft requires.

The Insider | May 07, 2018

House lawmakers are proposing to slash the funding request for a major Marine Corps unmanned aircraft research and development effort by $15 million, according to the chairman's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

The Insider | May 04, 2018

Two days after a state of the Navy address at the Pentagon, the Marine Corps has clarified Commandant Gen. Robert Neller's statements on two separate aviation mishaps last year.

The Insider | May 04, 2018

The Pentagon comptroller approved an $18 million request to resolve an RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle shortfall, according to a reprogramming action document.

The Insider | May 02, 2018

Top Navy leadership today declined to correlate a lack of funding with aviation mishaps, citing a lack of data to make the connection.

The Insider | May 01, 2018

This year's Marine Corps technology investment road map for industry and Defense Department organizations saw a 60 percent increase in collaboration from across the military's science and technology enterprises, according to a Marine Corps official.

The Insider | May 01, 2018

The Marine Corps identified $3.6 billion in savings and cost avoidance, including $567 million in the fiscal year 2019 budget, to reinvest in readiness, according to the service's top general.

Daily News | April 27, 2018

Textron Marine Systems began on-water testing for the ship-to-shore connector earlier this month and is preparing for builder's trials at the end of this month, according to a company official.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee is authorizing the defense secretary to pursue 20 ships for the surge sealift fleet and Ready Reserve Force, according to the subcommittee's mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill.

The Insider | April 20, 2018

The Marine Corps recently received two large-scale, metal 3D printers at its production facilities on the East and West coasts, according to a senior official.

The Insider | April 20, 2018

An influential House lawmaker will insert language in the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill calling for a more aggressive time line for the Navy's surge sealift recapitalization plan.

The Insider | April 19, 2018

The Navy has 24 Littoral Combat Ship deployments scheduled between 2019 and 2024, according to the service's top admiral.

The Insider | April 19, 2018

The Navy intends to ask Congress for funds to create force-level analytic tools developed jointly with industry in the fiscal year 2020 budget, according to the service's top civilian official.

The Insider | April 18, 2018

The Navy's shipyard optimization plan will see the service spend $21 billion over the course of 20 years to recapitalize the four major public shipyards, according to a senior Navy official.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Industry has begun staking out places in the Navy's helicopter trainer replacement program with two companies publicly announcing their offerings last week at the Sea-Air-Space symposium in National Harbor, MD.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

The Navy has completed the detail design work for Flight III of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, according to the program manager.

Daily News | April 18, 2018

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command recently implemented a development operations (DEVOP) environment on its research and development network in an effort to rapidly respond to cyber threats, according to an official.

The Insider | April 17, 2018

In the week following the Navy's announcement that it will extend the life of its Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG-51), the service told Congress today that it will examine possible extensions to other ship classes as well to achieve its goal of a 355-ship fleet.

The Insider | April 17, 2018

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Bill Moran is working to expedite resources targeted in the future years defense program that are designated to help the Navy achieve objectives laid out by a comprehensive review of last year's warship collisions, according to a four-star admiral.

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