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 | April 22, 2020

The Navy will begin doubling the dry-docking period for Independence-class Littoral Combat Ships starting in fiscal year 2025, according to a Navy spokesman.

Daily News | April 21, 2020

An influential House lawmaker says his subcommittee will fix the "mistake" the Navy made in its fiscal year 2021 budget request when the service sought only one Virginia-class submarine.

The Insider | April 21, 2020

The Navy is halting procurement of its P-8 maritime patrol aircraft 18 planes short of the "warfighting requirement," citing its efforts to "free up time, money and manpower," according to a service spokesman.

The Insider | April 20, 2020

The Navy last week awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $107 million contract modification for Littoral Combat Ship planning yard services, the first option exercised on a contract worth up to $931 million.

The Insider | April 17, 2020

The members of Congress representing Virginia in a letter today urged the Navy to accelerate the construction of a new big-deck amphibious ship to mitigate damage to the shipbuilding industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Insider | April 17, 2020

The Navy yesterday awarded a dozen contracts collectively worth $497 million for a wide range of aviation hardware and software development efforts for the strike planning and execution systems program office.

The Insider | April 16, 2020

The Navy today awarded Textron Systems a $386 million contract modification to produce 15 Ship to Shore Connectors, according to a Defense Department statement.

Daily News | April 15, 2020

The Navy is planning a two-year production pause for an unmanned surveillance aircraft but has yet to determine how much the hiatus will cost, according to the program manager.

Daily News | April 14, 2020

Naval Sea Systems Command chief Vice Adm. Thomas Moore is establishing a new directorate within his agency in response to "significant cyber issues" for which he said the command was not prepared.

The Insider | April 13, 2020

The Defense Department inspector general's office today announced it would begin auditing the Navy's airborne support for the "survivable nuclear command and control system" as well as the service's maritime patrol aircraft fleet.

The Insider | April 13, 2020

The Navy plans to buy 30 prototypes of a new maritime mining system through a request for proposals it will issue later this year, according to a service statement.

The Insider | April 10, 2020

The Navy is continuing work on its multiyear budget analysis pending a review by the new acting secretary, according to a service spokesman. (UPDATED)

Daily News | April 9, 2020

The Navy this week began soliciting industry and academia about the 2021 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise under the banner of "Naval Integration in a Contested Environment."

Daily News | April 9, 2020

The Navy says it is now implementing two key acquisition and design efforts into all unmanned maritime vehicle programs, bringing to fruition the service's years-long efforts to begin standardizing unmanned and autonomous technologies.

The Insider | April 8, 2020

The Navy is seeking information from industry about interest in providing integration and testing support for the Ship Self-Defense System on several classes of warships, according to an April 8 Navy notice.

The Insider | April 7, 2020

The House Armed Services Committee chairman is calling for acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to resign or be fired for mishandling the coronavirus outbreak onboard a nuclear aircraft carrier.

The Insider | April 3, 2020

The Navy this week issued the draft solicitation for a new unmanned undersea vehicle focused on mine countermeasures and oceanographic sensing, a service spokesman confirmed to Inside Defense today. (UPDATED)

The Insider | April 3, 2020

A Florida-based Navy testing facility says it is continuing work on a new unmanned surface vehicle despite restrictions stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Insider | April 3, 2020

The Navy yesterday awarded Boeing an $84 million contract modification for three MQ-25 system demonstration test articles, according to a Defense Department statement.

The Insider | April 2, 2020

The Navy says a contract for a new amphibious ship will be awarded early in response to the coronavirus pandemic but refuses to disclose the program office's current schedule.

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