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 16, 2022

As the Navy's Triton unmanned aircraft program triples its theater requirements over the next two years, the service hopes to shake off the perception that its unmanned platforms might require less manpower and fewer resources than manned systems.

The Insider | November 15, 2022

Two senior senators continue to express frustration as the Navy has yet to deliver its promised amphibious ship study to Congress.

The Insider | November 14, 2022

The Navy is asking industry for information on building up to 90 patrol boats for various maritime security operations.

Daily News | November 11, 2022

The Navy's long-range shipbuilding plan will require higher annual shipbuilding budgets than the service estimates and multiple programs in the pipeline will be billions over projected costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office's annual analysis of the shipbuilding plan.

Daily News | November 10, 2022

The Navy delivered its initial, long-range ship maintenance plan to Congress this summer, detailing continued misalignment between shipyard capacity and maintenance requirements and steps the service is taking to mitigate delays. (UPDATED)

Daily News | November 3, 2022

Shipbuilder and defense technology company HII reported moderate effects from inflation and touted strong visibility across its shipbuilding portfolio, especially for its submarine programs, during the company’s third quarter earnings call today.

The Insider | November 3, 2022

The upcoming iteration of the Defense Department’s Joint Warfighting Concept will be key in that it is expected to transition to official military guidance, according to a top Pentagon official.

Daily News | November 1, 2022

Top Navy submariners highlighted medium-sized unmanned undersea vehicles as a main priority for the service, noting that demonstrations are under way to determine how these vehicles will be launched and recovered from submarine torpedo tubes.

The Insider | October 31, 2022

The Navy has awarded HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding a $2.4 billion contract to build the fourth amphibious assault ship, LHA-9.

The Insider | October 27, 2022

The Navy and industry partners are trying to tackle a big data problem driven by constant surveillance of unmanned systems: what information to keep and how to relay it back to the operator.

The Insider | October 27, 2022

The Navy is looking to industry for autonomous marine radar systems capable of being deployed on unmanned surface vessels for perception and obstacle avoidance.

Daily News | October 26, 2022

Using a venture capital model, the Navy's Unmanned Task Force is hoping to field "game changers" for the fleet and heavily experiment to prepare the service for the arrival of unmanned systems.

Daily News | October 26, 2022

Citing the Navy's struggle to fully exercise its capabilities, Commander of Naval Information Forces Vice Adm. Kelly Aeschbach hopes to put highly classified information into the service's live, virtual and constructive network to better employ technology and train sailors.

Daily News | October 25, 2022

Following recent Justice Department charges against alleged Chinese spies, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro today cautioned the U.S. defense industry to be "very protective" of company data and to perform due diligence to thwart adversaries trying to steal sensitive technological information.

The Insider | October 20, 2022

The Navy is sharing its secretive Project Overmatch effort with allies and partners, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.

Daily News | October 20, 2022

The Navy's continued struggles with surface ship maintenance delays can partly be tied to the ships on the service's decommissioning list, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday.

Daily News | October 19, 2022

After returning from a successful first deployment, the Navy will continue to operate Littoral Combat Ship Jackson (LCS-6) at its "full potential" despite facing a potential divestment in fiscal year 2024.

The Insider | October 19, 2022

The Navy and Marine Corps' fleet of T-45 training jets was placed on a safety pause after an aircraft's engine blade failed at Naval Air Station Kingsville, TX.

Daily News | October 18, 2022

The third iteration of the Joint Warfighting Concept, due at the end of the year, will be a turning point for the U.S. military and how it is resourced, a top Defense Department official said today.

Daily News | October 17, 2022

As the Navy's public and private shipyards continue to face workforce shortages, delivery of the newest Expeditionary Sea Base vessel has been delayed to January.

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