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 | June 7, 2022

House lawmakers are looking to save five out of the 24 ships the Navy has proposed to decommission in its fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | June 3, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- To reduce siloed and scattered efforts, Naval Surface Force is building an enterprise solution to adopt and scale artificial intelligence capabilities.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Navy has submitted a legislative proposal to Congress for a multiyear ship buy that includes nine destroyers plus an option ship and lays out $1.7 billion in savings if the offer is accepted.

The Insider | June 1, 2022

The Navy has announced the world's largest international maritime exercise will take place June 29 through Aug. 4 in and around Hawaii and Southern California.

Daily News | June 1, 2022

The Navy has fixed a component of its Over-The-Horizon Weapon System after an issue with the missile brought testing to a halt.

The Insider | May 31, 2022

The Navy is extending Textron Systems' contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services aboard an expeditionary sea base ship.

Daily News | May 26, 2022

The Navy can withhold payments and refuse the delivery of additional ships to keep industry accountable for shipyard delays and cost overruns, the Navy's top uniformed officer said today.

The Insider | May 26, 2022

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday has suggested selling used Littoral Combat Ships to other countries -- citing South America as an example -- instead of scrapping the ship entirely.

Daily News | May 25, 2022

After starting various developmental efforts and unmanned programs across the Navy, the service hopes to consolidate its efforts into a single team to accelerate the fielding of unmanned systems within the next five years.

The Insider | May 24, 2022

The Navy is asking industry for information on the service's next-generation destroyer's electric propulsion system.

Daily News | May 24, 2022

The Navy has pushed up the timeline to fully transition from the MQ-8B Fire Scout variant to the MQ-8C from fiscal year 2024 to the end of this year.

Daily News | May 24, 2022

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA, officially declared "net zero" status today -- the Defense Department's first installation to meet this milestone.

Daily News | May 23, 2022

As coastal installations face rising sea levels, recurring flooding and other disastrous impacts of climate change, the Navy has outlined its course of action to build a climate-ready force by 2030.

The Insider | May 20, 2022

The Navy is asking for industry’s input on an air vehicle that can accurately deliver a maritime mine.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

The Navy has sent legislation to Congress that would reduce the number of carrier air wings to nine until additional aircraft carriers can fully support a 10th air wing.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

The Navy will submit a legislative proposal to Congress that will include nine destroyers in a multiyear contract plus an option ship to "provide flexibility," according to a senior service official.

Daily News | May 18, 2022

The Navy hopes to drive down service life extension work for existing strike fighters from 18 months to 12 months by 2024 to reduce risk during the service's strike fighter shortfall, the chief of naval operations said today. 

Daily News | May 18, 2022

The gap in production between the LHA-9 and LHA-10 amphibious assault ships will result in a cost increase for the Navy and impact the industrial base, a service leader said today.

Daily News | May 17, 2022

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems will deliver two MQ-9A unmanned aircraft to the 3rd Marine Littoral Regiment next summer, a company official said.

Daily News | May 16, 2022

The Navy will have seven unmanned surface vessels operating out of a new West Coast-based command established on Friday.

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