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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Daily News | May 03, 2018

Huntington Ingalls Industries responded to the Navy's request for proposals this week on analyzing potential cost savings of a two-aircraft-carrier buy, according to the company's chief executive.

Daily News | May 02, 2018

Whether Congress directs the Navy to purchase additional Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2019 does not change the service's stance on buying at a minimum 20 guided-missile frigate replacement vessels.

Daily News | May 01, 2018

On the heels of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis telling lawmakers the National Defense Strategy has a maritime bent, the Marine Corps is positioning itself to assist the Navy in the realm of sea control and power projection, according to a service official.

Daily News | May 01, 2018

The Marine Corps recently completed the operational assessment for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, and is waiting for after-action reports before downselecting to one vendor in mid-June, according to an official.

The Insider | April 30, 2018

The Pentagon today awarded Lockheed Martin a roughly $1.4 billion cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter logistics services.

The Insider | April 30, 2018

The second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), is 75 percent "structurally complete" following the installation of the forward area of the ship's main deck, according to Newport News Shipbuilding.

Daily News | April 30, 2018

The Marine Corps is looking to U.S. allies to find a lighter-weight track that will enhance land mobility and water-swim capabilities of its amphibious vehicle fleet.

The Insider | April 30, 2018

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

Daily News | April 26, 2018

Following four collisions last year in the Pacific, House members are proposing the Navy conduct material inspections of its surface ships without notice to give sailors more time to train, instead of every three years as is now done.

Daily News | April 26, 2018

House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee members have included four physiological episode-related provisions in their mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill to keep a spotlight on the issue, according to a committee staffer.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee members -- in their mark of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill -- are directing the Navy to build three Littoral Combat Ships in fiscal year 2019 instead of the one vessel that was in the service's budget request.

Daily News | April 25, 2018

The Pentagon must develop a good way to share Joint Strike Fighter lessons learned across the military services as the program rapidly expands in the coming years instead of keeping information within each faction, according to a government watchdog agency.

The Insider | April 25, 2018

The Navy is still awaiting a response from a prime contractor that is responsible for digital modeling software for Military Sealift Command ships after the government discovered the division was part of Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei.

The Insider | April 24, 2018

The Navy secretary wants to sit down with executives from Marinette Marine, one of the two shipyards that manufactures the Littoral Combat Ship, to discuss how its prices can become more competitive.

Daily News | April 24, 2018

The Navy recently commissioned a requirements evaluation team to tackle what the future of maritime medical care will look like and how the platform will be used in distributed operations, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 23, 2018

The Marine Corps plans to host an industry day on June 6 and 7 to help develop requirements for an unmanned aerial system that can operate from an amphibious assault ship, according to a senior official.

The Insider | April 23, 2018

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

Daily News | April 23, 2018

The Marine Corps plans to host a demonstration of a non-developmental, counter-unmanned aerial system missile in fiscal year 2019 or 2020 while working with the Army on a long term solution for both services, according to an official.

Daily News | April 20, 2018

The Navy has completed operational testing of the AN-DVS-1 Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance Analysis system, a key component of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package.

Daily News | April 19, 2018

The Pentagon needs to develop an institutional algorithm for scrubbing contracts so that U.S. adversaries do not have access to sensitive information, according to the Navy secretary.

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