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
Daily News | April 1, 2020

Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts says he anticipates a "major effort" this summer to correct for programmatic and contractual issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Insider | March 31, 2020

A new unmanned surface vessel effort stemming from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will begin in earnest next month as the Pentagon begins collecting industry proposals.

The Insider | March 30, 2020

The Navy today awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion contract modification for 18 P-8A aircraft to be used by the Navy, South Korea and New Zealand, according to a Defense Department statement.

The Insider | March 30, 2020

The Navy last week awarded Raytheon two key contracts for the service's revamped offensive missile strategy, one to restart the production line and another to upgrade older missiles, according to a Pentagon statement.

The Insider | March 27, 2020

The Senate this week confirmed by voice vote retired Rear Adm. Charles Williams to be the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment.

Daily News | March 26, 2020

A new memorandum by the Navy's acquisition executive directs the service's research and development enterprise to make greater use of other transaction authorities and prototyping as a way to maintain the health of the industrial base during the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily News | March 25, 2020

The Navy's acquisition executive says he is pushing the service to accelerate upcoming contract awards in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Daily News | March 25, 2020

A government watchdog's analysis has found the military racked up billions in unforeseen shipbuilding bills as a result of poor planning for sustainment, a conclusion a top Navy official rebutted as "lacking context."

The Insider | March 24, 2020

The Navy has postponed its Large Scale Exercise 2020 until 2021 citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, a U.S. Fleet Forces spokeswoman confirmed to Inside Defense today.

The Insider | March 24, 2020

The Navy will hold an upcoming industry day via teleconference rather than at a Washington venue in response to escalating public concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, according to a service notice.

Daily News | March 23, 2020

The Navy's acquisition executive is ordering contracting officers to take steps to increase cash flow to contractors and their supply chains in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a memo obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | March 23, 2020

The Navy has shifted $335 million from an operations and maintenance account to the National Defense Sealift Fund for more than a dozen roll-on/roll-off cargo vessels as well as two hospital ships, according to a Pentagon document.

The Insider | March 19, 2020

Despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus and a wave of event cancellations across the military, the Navy's plans for Large Scale Exercise 2020 will continue, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Insider | March 19, 2020

A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers sent a letter this week to the chairman and ranking member of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee urging them to add a Virginia-class submarine to the Navy’s fiscal year 2021 budget.

The Insider | March 18, 2020

The Navy announced today it has finalized plans to modify and expand its Nevada bombing ranges to accommodate modern aircraft and munitions; however, the changes still require congressional approval.

The Insider | March 16, 2020

The Navy this month reprogrammed $208 million from the shipbuilding account to the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund, according to a Defense Department document.

Daily News | March 12, 2020

The Navy submitted a legislative proposal to lawmakers that would decouple authorities to buy used sealift ships contingent upon making progress towards designing and constructing a new class of auxiliary vessels, according to a senior Navy officer.

Daily News | March 12, 2020

The teams combing the Navy's future budgets to find billions in savings are considering eliminating 4th Fleet headquarters, consolidating four-star fleet staffs and sundowning program offices, according to Navy briefing slides obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | March 11, 2020

Perspecta this week filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office over the services portion of the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network program, marking the award's second protest.

The Insider | March 11, 2020

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday told lawmakers today his service may submit a legislative proposal that allows the Navy to spend money on select programs during a continuing resolution.

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