Lee Hudson

Lee Hudson was Inside the Navy's managing editor until June 2018. 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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | November 27, 2017

The Navy is challenging industry to develop an unmanned surface vehicle in 12 months that can move at 19 knots, be capable of surviving moderate seas and operate continuously for 90 days without a crew or manned maintenance.

The Insider | November 22, 2017

A search and rescue operation is still seeking three missing personnel after a C-2A Greyhound crashed southeast of Okinawa, Japan last night, according to a Navy statement.

The Insider | November 22, 2017

The Trump administration said this week the president intends to nominate Phyllis Bayer to serve as assistant secretary of the Navy for installations, energy and the environment.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

Concerned that the Navy and Air Force are deferring F-35 ramp-up plans to future years due to budget constraints, Senate appropriators are recommending boosts to the services' Joint Strike Fighter procurement accounts and are encouraging the two services to procure the jets at higher rates.

Daily News | November 21, 2017

A way to grow the Navy's fleet to 355 ships is to incorporate autonomous vessels, which would reduce cost and improve efficiency, according to an Austal USA executive.

The Insider | November 21, 2017

A commercial tug boat lost propulsion and "drifted" into the guided-missile destroyer Benfold (DDG-65) during a towing exercise in Sagami Wan, Japan, according to a Navy statement.

Daily News | November 20, 2017

The Marine Corps is looking to change the way it trains personnel by integrating simulators across all domains that have the ability to generate "after action" reports for review, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 20, 2017

The Marine Corps is upgrading its turret on the Light Armored Vehicle and has fielded four new systems to a battalion in California.

The Insider | November 20, 2017

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

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 9, 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 9, 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 8, 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 8, 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 7, 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.

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