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
The Insider | August 4, 2021

Aviation and defense contractor ARCTOS was named one of the awardees for the General Services Administration's program to provide research and development for manned and unmanned systems.

Daily News | August 4, 2021

Despite major investments in cyber and artificial intelligence by the Defense Department, Navy officials and cyber experts still have questions on the use of these technologies.

Daily News | August 3, 2021

A Boeing-led team conducted a virtual demonstration of manned-unmanned teaming using the Navy's unmanned MQ-25 Stingray, built by Boeing, the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

Daily News | August 2, 2021

The Navy's Project Overmatch still has a ways to go before strike group testing, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said Monday at the Sea-Air-Space 2021 conference.

The Insider | August 2, 2021

Leidos has completed the transition for the Navy's information technology networks, as a part of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete program.

The Insider | July 30, 2021

The Navy conducted the MQ-4C Triton's first test flight with a multi-intelligence upgrade on July 29 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Daily News | July 29, 2021

A House panel is asking the Navy to look at putting mine countermeasures on its Expeditionary Sea Base platforms.

Daily News | July 28, 2021

A House panel today approved legislation that would extend by one year the Navy's option for entering a block buy agreement for amphibious ships.

The Insider | July 28, 2021

The House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee is skeptical of the Navy's analysis that shows the service will close its strike fighter shortfall within five years, according to a House staffer.

Daily News | July 28, 2021

Lawmakers and unmanned system experts discussed the future of, and hesitancy toward, Navy unmanned systems during an industry event on Tuesday.

The Insider | July 26, 2021

The Navy expects a new minehunting system carried abroad an unmanned vessel to reach operational capability before the end of September.

Daily News | July 22, 2021

Despite Congress adding $73 million to the Navy's budget last year for an eighth Expeditionary Sea Base vessel, the service told Inside Defense it has no plans to build the ship.

Daily News | July 9, 2021

The Navy expects to reach a final decision soon on a new Ship-to-Shore Connector amphibious craft propeller blade design, replacing the original blade that has experienced "composite micro-cracks," a Navy spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

Daily News | July 2, 2021

The Navy is delaying production of Large Unmanned Surface Vessels to ensure technical maturity in fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | June 30, 2021

A leading union for machinists and aerospace workers is urging House lawmakers to support funding for a second DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in a letter on Tuesday.

The Insider | June 24, 2021

Senate Appropriations Defense subcommittee Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL) questioned Navy officials today whether the service is "playing with the budget" by deciding not to fund a second DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the fiscal year 2022 budget.

Daily News | June 22, 2021

The Navy has restructured the MQ-4C Triton unmanned air system program into three separate increments, citing "funding constraints," and has delayed initial operational capability to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023, according to the Triton deputy program manager.

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