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 | September 20, 2017

Following multiple collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden is calling for changes in the service's focus, according to a new notice.

Daily News | September 20, 2017

The Navy will seek an additional $600 million in operations and maintenance funding from Congress to pay repair bills for both the Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56), according to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

The Insider | September 20, 2017

The Navy said today it is delaying the Next Generation Enterprise Network recompete by about five months to implement a new "sprint" contract development process.

Daily News | September 19, 2017

The Marine Corps is inviting industry, academia and government research and development organizations to demonstrate during a spring exercise non-developmental technologies, engineering innovations and operational concepts focused on fighting in an urban environment, according to a service official.

The Insider | September 18, 2017

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

Daily News | September 14, 2017

General Dynamics Land Systems plans to build a prototype for the Marine Corps' armored reconnaissance vehicle program, set to be a new-start effort in fiscal year 2019.

Daily News | September 12, 2017

The cost of the Navy's maintenance projects at its four public shipyards has grown by 41 percent over five years to an estimated $4.86 billion, and, as a result, the service anticipates it will be unable to conduct 73 of 218 maintenance periods over the next 23 fiscal years, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | September 12, 2017

The Navy last month, as part of a Pentagon-wide package, sent the White House a list of programs from the fiscal year 2018 budget request the service identified as needing a waiver so that work could progress under a continuing resolution.

Daily News | September 12, 2017

The Navy and Marine Corps are analyzing how the respective services' sensors and systems can share information via a tactical grid, according to an official.

Daily News | September 11, 2017

The two attack submarine manufacturers say they can support a three Virginia-class boat per year build rate in the years the Navy is not buying a ballistic missile submarine, as long as the service supports industry in both planning and investment.

The Insider | September 11, 2017

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

The Insider | September 11, 2017

The Marine Corps announced today the December MV-22 Osprey crash off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, was a result of pilot error.

The Insider | September 07, 2017

The Navy is postponing its at-sea Joint Strike Fighter testing because of harsh weather conditions as a result of Hurricane Irma, according to the service.

Daily News | September 06, 2017

The new head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to have approval of a new plan by late October that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following the completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase.

Daily News | September 06, 2017

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- The Navy intends to award a contract to a private shipyard this fall for the overhaul of the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) because of a backlog at the public shipyards.

Daily News | September 06, 2017

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has asked five entities to participate in a strategic readiness review, following surface fleet collisions suffered by U.S. 7th Fleet.

Daily News | September 06, 2017

The F-35 joint program office is considering adapting its strategy for the post-system development and demonstration phase and Block 4 follow­on modernization, a move that could change the way it develops and delivers new software capabilities, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | September 05, 2017

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- Newport News Shipbuilding is offering to be the "caretaker" of the former aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) while the Navy determines how to conduct the first-ever disposal of a nuclear-powered carrier, according to the company.

Daily News | September 05, 2017

The Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program could withstand a three-month continuing resolution, but if the measure lasts longer it may delay the program's operational assessment, according to a Marine Corps official.

The Insider | September 05, 2017

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

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