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.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The Navy is gauging whether there are eligible vendors to modify, repair and recertify 100 components of the Trident II D5 launcher subsystem.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The Navy's multimission tactical unmanned air systems program office is seeking information from industry to inform an analysis of alternatives for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) program.

Daily News | March 20, 2018

The Navy is reverting to an earlier plan and will shock test the lead ship of its new aircraft carrier class, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), an apparent reversal after the service appealed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

The Insider | March 20, 2018

The Navy is assessing options for supporting the Littoral Combat Ship industrial base before the new guided missile frigate replacement program begins production.

Daily News | March 20, 2018

The Navy is reinvigorating the use of other transaction authority to meet the needs of the National Defense Strategy by actively encouraging small and non-traditional companies to conduct business with the service.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

The Navy is taking the first concrete step toward a two-ship carrier purchase by releasing a request for proposals today to Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding to analyze the potential cost savings.

The Insider | March 19, 2018

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

The Insider | March 15, 2018

The Navy revealed yesterday the Columbia-class ballistic submarine test program is delayed because of a manufacturing defect.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

Two naval aviators died yesterday during final approach to Boca Chica Field, FL, in an F/A-18F Super Hornet.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

The Navy never notified Congress of the most recent physiological episode where a pilot and crew member were exposed to freezing temperatures and were forced to land their EA-18G Growler using a smart watch.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The first phase of the Pentagon's Close Combat Lethality Task Force directed the Marine Corps to field the M3A1 Carl Gustaf recoiless rifle and other items, according to the service.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Marine Corps and F-35 joint program office discovered cost estimates for F-35B sustainment "were underrunning expectations" by 10 to 15 percent, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Navy:

The Insider | March 09, 2018

The Navy awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding a roughly $77.6 million contract modification to repair, maintain and modernize the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62), which was damaged in a collision last year.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

The Navy revealed earlier this week the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter fleet will be replaced with a commercial solution and will divulge schedule details next year, according to a service official.

Daily News | March 08, 2018

The F-35 joint program office is determining what data rights it needs from Lockheed Martin and lower level suppliers to continue Joint Strike Fighter modernization and production sustainment, according to the program's senior official.

The Insider | March 07, 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps have requested roughly $1.7 billion in their fiscal year 2019 unfunded priorities list, a number that is drastically lower compared to previous years, because of an increase in top line budget funding, according to the Navy secretary.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The Marine Corps' fiscal year 2019 budget priorities include a commercial-off-the-shelf air defense missile, an expeditionary unmanned aerial vehicle and long-range fires, according to a senior officer.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The Strategic Capabilities Office is spending nearly $500 million in fiscal year 2019 for Navy and Marine Corps related projects including a new-start project, dubbed Kingfisher, to increase the range of lightweight torpedoes.

Daily News | March 05, 2018

Nearly three months after establishing a Littoral Combat Ship program office to support Saudi Arabia's expected LCS purchase, the Navy has awarded a $481 million contract for Multi-Mission Surface Combatant long-lead materials.

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