Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker was an Inside Defense Navy reporter until February 2023. She previously covered Maryland state politics for Capital News Service. She is a 2021 graduate from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Archived Articles
Daily News | March 16, 2022

A supply chain cadence needs to be "in place" to support the current two-a-year Virginia-class attack submarine goal before attempting to reach three submarines per year, according to General Dynamics' chief executive.

Daily News | March 15, 2022

A Lockheed Martin-built laser will be operating at sea in fiscal year 2023 and will feature a "layered" approach to defense, according to a company representative.

The Insider | March 15, 2022

The Marine Corps and Navy demonstrated manned-unmanned teaming with Marine helicopters and the MQ-8C Fire Scout during a March 10 exercise at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA.

Daily News | March 14, 2022

The Navy's newest version of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet infrared sensor will be mission-capable in spring 2024, a change from the Navy's previous goal to reach IOC by the end of fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | March 14, 2022

The Navy expects to complete final integration testing of the Small Diameter Bomb Increment II on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet this year, a program spokesman told Inside Defense Friday.

Daily News | March 11, 2022

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton contractor and developmental test schedules have little margin for error, according to the "controlled unclassified information" version of the annual report released by the Pentagon's director of operational test and evaluation.

Daily News | March 10, 2022

The Navy failed to collect "substantial" amounts of performance data from the Unmanned Influence Sweep System, part of the service's mine countermeasure technologies, due to testing issues.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday will release an update to his navigation plan within the next month.

Daily News | March 9, 2022

Congress is looking for specific numbers of ships in the Navy's shipbuilding plan, not a range of ships, according to a House Republican.

Daily News | March 8, 2022

The Navy will be kicking off a pilot program called SCOUT in Joint Interagency Task Force South soon, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 7, 2022

The Navy will hold a logistics re-supply technology demonstration this summer to help develop the requirements and contracting strategy for future unmanned aircraft system programs of record.

The Insider | March 4, 2022

The Defense Department's Strategic Capabilities Office has officially transferred the Ghost Fleet Overlord Program to the Navy's program executive office for unmanned and small combatants for continued experimentation and prototyping.

Daily News | March 3, 2022

Congressional leaders worry the Navy hasn't made enough progress with surface ship maintenance, while service officials pointed to hurdles with the continuing resolution during a joint hearing today with House Armed Services seapower and projection forces and readiness subcommittees.

The Insider | March 2, 2022

The Navy will begin final Tomahawk integration with the Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyers in a few months.

The Insider | March 2, 2022

The Navy will demonstrate a new mine countermeasure sensor suite on the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter this spring.

Daily News | February 25, 2022

The Navy's Zumwalt-class program was slated to reach initial operational capability in December, but the service has said that goal was not achieved.

Daily News | February 24, 2022

The Navy must develop and execute a plan to address major operational challenges facing the service's Littoral Combat Ship program, a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday found.

The Insider | February 24, 2022

The Navy is asking for industry input on a new unmanned aircraft system that would perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. 

Daily News | February 23, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Navy's maritime data collection strategy, called Symphony, leverages the investments of partner allies to gain access to strategic maritime locations, according to a service official.

Daily News | February 22, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- After a contentious $7.7 billion contract award delayed Leidos' start to take over the Navy's information technology networks, the company has begun to work through a buildup of IT work.

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