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.

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Daily News | June 29, 2022

As information warfare takes shape on the battlespace, the Marine Corps has released a framework, informed by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, to elevate information as a warfighting function.

Daily News | June 27, 2022

The technical baseline for the MQ-4C Triton's upgraded hardware and software configuration -- IFC-4 -- is now stable, a program official told Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 27, 2022

The Navy's unmanned MQ-25 Stingray will reach initial operating capability in September 2025, approximately six months later than planned, a program official said.

Daily News | June 24, 2022

The United States and France -- the world’s largest maritime domain nations -- are sharing information on unmanned systems and working on interoperability, according to two top military officials.

Daily News | June 23, 2022

The Navy is shifting $122.6 million in funding for the refueling and complex overhaul of aircraft carrier George Washington (CVN-73) -- an over-budget refueling program.

The Insider | June 23, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment in its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would set a statuary floor of 31 L-class amphibious ships.

Daily News | June 22, 2022

The Navy is holding an exercise next week that will simulate operating in a climate-impacted environment.

Daily News | June 21, 2022

As the House Armed Services Committee gears up to debate its annual defense authorization bill this week, a top House lawmaker said the committee will likely increase the Navy's net number of ships.

Daily News | June 16, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to save 12 out of the 24 warships the Navy wants to decommission in the service's fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | June 16, 2022

The Marine Corps will likely contract three civilian stern landing vessels as a bridging solution until the Light Amphibious Warship comes online, according to Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Eric Smith.

Daily News | June 15, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee wants to prohibit the divestment of 25 EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 15, 2022

House lawmakers are looking to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2023 defense budget request by $35 to $45 billion, according to a prominent House member.

Daily News | June 14, 2022

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has proposed a spending bill that would save five out of the nine Littoral Combat Ships pegged to be decommissioned in the Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget request.

The Insider | June 13, 2022

After multiple crashes involving Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, the service announced that a safety pause will begin today for all non-deployed Navy aviation units.

The Insider | June 13, 2022

HII, shipbuilder and defense technology company, recently demonstrated a capability that could be used from an amphibious ship to launch, operate and recover a large-diameter unmanned underwater vehicle. (UPDATED)

Daily News | June 13, 2022

CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- The Marine Corps is leveraging a networked Littoral Explosive Ordnance Neutralization system in the world's largest international maritime exercise this summer.

Daily News | June 9, 2022

As shipbuilders juggle the construction of two submarine programs at once, the Columbia- and Virginia-class programs are facing delays and growing costs, according to an annual Government Accountability Office review of the Defense Department's major weapon systems.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

House lawmakers are endorsing the Navy's multiyear procurement plan for up to 30 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters over fiscal years 2023 and 2024.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

The Navy's Zumwalt-class destroyer program is slated to complete operational testing in December -- a 15-month delay from its September 2021 goal.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

A government watchdog's analysis has found that until the Navy reaches its reliability goals for the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the ship may not be able to complete one of its main missions -- rapidly deploying aircraft.

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