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
The Insider | May 21, 2020

The Navy is planning virtual industry days June 16 and 17 to brief companies about the service's future development and procurement plans for the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle.

The Insider | May 20, 2020

The Navy has finished debriefing the losing bidders of its Future Frigate competition, according to the service's acquisition chief.

Daily News | May 19, 2020

Despite Airbus making a series of objections to the Navy's technical assessment of its proposal for a new training helicopter, the Government Accountability Office found the company's allegations are "without merit," according to a summary of the watchdog's decision.

The Insider | May 18, 2020

The Navy last week announced that its 12th and final active duty patrol squadron completed the transition from the legacy P-3 Orion to the P-8 Poseidon airplane.

The Insider | May 14, 2020

The Navy today announced a virtual industry day for a new class of vessels meant to complement its logistics forces, dubbing them a "Next Generation Logistics Ship."

The Insider | May 14, 2020

The Navy yesterday awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract in foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia for 650 Stand-Off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response missiles, as well as associated non-recurring engineering.

The Insider | May 13, 2020

The Navy is planning to hold virtual industry days later this month for the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vehicle, according to a public notice.

The Insider | May 13, 2020

The Government Accountability Office yesterday sided with the Navy in a bid protest decision regarding Airbus' submission for a $176 million contract to produce and deliver a new training helicopter. (UPDATED)

The Insider | May 8, 2020

The president's Navy secretary nominee yesterday floated the possibility of a new unmanned surface vessel performing the ballistic missile defense mission.

Daily News | May 7, 2020

Despite a potential 10-month delay to the schedule, the Navy says it is still planning for its new unmanned aerial tanker program to achieve initial operational capability in fiscal year 2024, according to the officer overseeing the aircraft.

The Insider | May 6, 2020

The Navy acquisition executive is dismantling the program executive office for enterprise information systems and creating two separate offices.

Daily News | May 5, 2020

The Navy is uncertain as to how a provision in the latest defense spending bill may affect its newly awarded frigate contract, but has promised lawmakers answers in a report due later this year.

Daily News | May 4, 2020

The Navy last week began a three-year effort to solicit ideas from industry to improve its future submarines and unmanned undersea vehicles.

The Insider | May 1, 2020

The Senate Armed Services Committee is planning a nomination hearing on May 7 for three Pentagon officials, according to the panel's website.

Daily News | April 30, 2020

The Navy announced today it is awarding Fincantieri Marinette Marine a $795 million contract to design and build its next-generation frigate, FFG(X), capping off a high-profile competition among some of the largest shipbuilders. (UPDATED)

The Insider | April 29, 2020

The Navy plans to negotiate a contract with Northrop Grumman for the integration and fielding of a tactical datalink onboard the MQ-8C unmanned aerial vehicle.

Daily News | April 28, 2020

The Navy has infused $600 million into the shipbuilding industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic by reducing retainers and withholds, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 27, 2020

Lawmakers this year plan to increase pressure on the Navy to recapitalize its auxiliary fleet after the service's lack of action since presenting its three-pronged approach two years ago.

The Insider | April 23, 2020

A trade association representing shipbuilders says its industry surveys have shown absenteeism, a lack of personal protective equipment and supply chain dynamics are the biggest problems facing shipbuilders during the global pandemic.

The Insider | April 23, 2020

The Navy says it's appointed "senior technical authorities" for each ship class and decided to tap existing senior executive service personnel from engineering directorates to fill the roles.

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