Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson is Inside the Navy's managing editor. She has covered Navy and Marine Corps issues since 2011, reporting at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, aboard ships and military facilities around the U.S. Previously she worked as a staff reporter at The Daily Review in Morgan City, LA, covering local government and crime. Lee graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communication and Marketing from Loyola University New Orleans.

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The Insider | November 17, 2017

Conceptual design proposals for the guided-missile frigate replacement program are due Dec. 18, and an award is expected early next year, the Navy told vendors during an industry day today.

Daily News | November 16, 2017

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to meet with Pentagon leadership in early December for approval of a new plan that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase.

The Insider | November 16, 2017

Despite Northrop Grumman's decision to drop out of the Navy's MQ-25 carrier unmanned tanker program, Boeing continues to be focused on the competition, according to a top executive.

The Insider | November 14, 2017

Four months after announcing the Navy would conduct a cost-benefit analysis on reactivating the 10 remaining Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigates to increase the service's fleet size, a chief of naval operations information paper reveals it is too expensive.

The Insider | November 13, 2017

Three senators sent a letter Monday to the Navy secretary and chief of naval operations urging the service to implement recommendations from a recent comprehensive review of surface force incidents.

The Insider | November 13, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

The Insider | November 09, 2017

The Marine Corps' external study on F-35 sustainment will focus on long-term maintenance and spare parts inventory, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 09, 2017

The Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey's basic aircraft readiness rate is an "unacceptable" 48 percent, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 08, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries has an edge on the Navy's guided-missile frigate replacement program because of the "parent design" requirement, according to the company's chief executive.

Daily News | November 08, 2017

The fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate authorizers approves a seven-year V-22 Osprey multiyear procurement contract with a caveat -- the aircraft must include common configuration improvements.

The Insider | November 07, 2017

The Navy disclosed today its fiscal year 2018 supplemental request includes $37.2 million in wartime funding for three counter-unmanned aerial system projects.

Daily News | November 07, 2017

The Navy today released the final request for proposals for the guided-missile frigate replacement program and will host an industry day later this month to engage with potential vendors.

The Insider | November 07, 2017

The White House's nominee for Navy acquisition executive is open to assessing the potential for adding a small aircraft carrier to the service's fleet.

Daily News | November 06, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy and Marine Corps are jointly writing a mine countermeasures requirements document to make sure efforts are not duplicated, according to a Navy official.

The Insider | November 06, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

The Insider | November 03, 2017

A senior Navy official said this week he's “surprised” Northrop Grumman dropped out of the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier tanker competition.

The Insider | November 02, 2017

The Navy's Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program has shaved about $100 million from its average procurement unit cost, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 02, 2017

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said today the guided-missile destroyer collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet “were preventable.”

The Insider | November 02, 2017

The Navy’s undersea warfare resource sponsor is in discussion with the Office of the Secretary of Defense to include a funding line in the fiscal year 2019 budget request for inserting new technology in attack submarines to keep pace with the threat.

Daily News | November 01, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- U.S. Special Operations Command and the Navy have reinstated four-star talks to address broader issues such as having both entities train on Expeditionary Sea Bases together, according to an official.

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