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 | November 18, 2021

Navy officials want to “aggressively” engage industry to help fix the service’s dry dock shortage and optimize submarine maintenance.

The Insider | November 17, 2021

The Navy’s newly formed unmanned task force kicked off its “Blue Angels for Geeks” event yesterday, a public hacking event to attack the service’s unmanned systems.

Daily News | November 16, 2021

Artificial intelligence will play a key role in improving shipyards for the Navy, a retired service official said today.

Daily News | November 11, 2021

The Navy could replace the T-45 Goshawk aircraft with an advanced tactical trainer, according to a recent request for information.

Daily News | November 10, 2021

The Marine Corps needs to improve its personnel system to succeed in the cyber domain and new areas of warfighting, according to service documents and officials.

The Insider | November 9, 2021

Navy and Marine Corps warfighters may soon be resupplied by unmanned platforms, Naval Air Systems Command announced today.

Daily News | November 9, 2021

Navy leaders and defense companies discussed opportunities for undersea technology prototyping at an industry day last week.

Daily News | November 4, 2021

Contract awards for "critical" unmanned programs will likely be delayed until next year, according to a senior Huntington Ingalls Industries executive.

Daily News | November 3, 2021

While unmanned systems receive a lot of attention in discussions about the Navy's future, a think-tank report explains how the service is slow to fund and field these unmanned systems.

Daily News | November 2, 2021

The Navy needs to determine how to quantify the value of unmanned systems to give new systems the same value as legacy systems, a service official said today.

The Insider | November 1, 2021

Echoing the military services' push for more unmanned systems, the Marine Corps seeks information on an unmanned surface vessel that would extend its reconnaissance reach.

The Insider | October 29, 2021

The Navy has released its vision "to form the framework of Navy aviation's future," but doesn't detail specific program dates or benchmarks.

The Insider | October 28, 2021

A former Pentagon official is arguing the only way to save what is seen as an eroding industrial base is to build a new market bridge between the Navy and industry. 

The Insider | October 27, 2021

There is a lot of promise in the Navy's unmanned systems and the potential cost savings, but the "devil's in the details" when it comes to unmanned, according to Jason Potter, professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | October 27, 2021

The Navy's newly formed unmanned task force completed its first manned-unmanned exercise off the coast of Bahrain.

Daily News | October 26, 2021

The Navy's newly formed unmanned task force is asking computer "geeks" to attack the service's unmanned systems in a hacking competition.

The Insider | October 21, 2021

Marine Corps Systems Command started fielding an unmanned, amphibious robot to support littoral missions last month.

Daily News | October 21, 2021

The Senate Appropriations Committee wants to cut funding for the Navy's Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle phase 2 contract.

The Insider | October 20, 2021

The Marine Corps acquired two MQ-9A Reaper unmanned aircraft systems from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems on Friday, according to the company's press release.

Daily News | October 20, 2021

Multiple unmanned systems will be launched in fiscal year 2022 and undergo a lot of in-water activity, according to a Navy service official.

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