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 | 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.

The Insider | February 01, 2018

Maintenance for Navy vessels takes one of the "biggest hits" when the government operates under a continuing resolution, according to the service's top admiral.

The Insider | January 31, 2018

The Navy is seeking proposals for research and development projects related to reconnaissance and surveillance, payloads, sensors, delivery systems and platforms, according to a Jan. 23 broad agency announcement.

Daily News | January 30, 2018

The Marine Corps intends to publish a concept of employment using 3-D printers that will "flatten the supply chain" and empower commanding officers to more freely use the technology, according to a service official.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has tapped Rear Adm. Paul Druggan to serve as program director of Aegis ballistic missile defense, according to a Defense Department statement issued today.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

The Marine Corps is in the midst of implementing its Force 2025 structure changes this year, according to a message from the top Marine.

Daily News | January 26, 2018

The Pentagon's independent operational test and evaluation office has warned the Navy its CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter is unlikely to meet the service's goal of declaring initial operational capability in December 2019, becoming the second office to do so.

The Insider | January 25, 2018

General Dynamics intends to invest $1.7 billion and $200 million in its submarine and shipbuilding businesses, respectively, over the next several years, according to the company's chief executive.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The force-level variant of the Navy's afloat enterprise system is "not survivable in a cyber-contested environment," according to the director of operational test and evaluation's latest report released Jan. 24.

The Insider | January 25, 2018

The Navy is moving forward with a consortium focused on information warfare capabilities, projected to be operational in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.

Daily News | January 24, 2018

The Navy's Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) Increment 1 program will undergo quick reaction assessments in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

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