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 7, 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 7, 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 6, 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 6, 2017

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

The Insider | November 2, 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 1, 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.

Daily News | October 31, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy may replace its hospital ship fleet with autonomous systems and is asking industry for ideas on how to safely recover shipwrecked sailors, according to a service official.

Daily News | October 31, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy owes industry a "demand signal" in future budgets of its commitment to growing the fleet to 355-ships, according to a service official.

Daily News | October 30, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Navy's San Antonio class of vessels will end with LPD-29 because the service needs the dock landing ship replacement, known as LX(R), to conduct distributed operations, according to a service official.

The Insider | October 30, 2017

The F-35 joint program office concedes the Government Accountability Office's F-35 sustainment report is "factually accurate," but argues it does not account for depot capability and capacity acceleration.

The Insider | October 30, 2017

The Navy is conducting a "deep-dive" to consider the ideal make-up of a potential 355-ship fleet, Navy Secretary Richard Spencer told Hugh Hewitt during an interview that aired Saturday.

The Insider | October 30, 2017

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

Daily News | October 30, 2017

The Marine Corps has requested an external study on F-35 sustainment cost because of a breakdown in communication between the service and the program office, according to a Government Accountability Office official.

Daily News | October 30, 2017

Joint Strike Fighter test pilots have recommended a new set of strap-in procedures when operating the carrier variant to reduce bounce in the cockpit, according to the F-35 program office.

The Insider | October 27, 2017

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer today reaffirmed his commitment to a 350-ship fleet on Twitter.

Daily News | October 27, 2017

Parts reliability and data rights are creating significant obstacles to Joint Strike Fighter sustainment, the Government Accountability Office writes in a new report.

Daily News | October 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

The Insider | October 25, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command Board met last week to discuss how to better train together before deployment in the same theater, according to a Marine Corps official.

The Insider | October 24, 2017

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist last week approved a $630 million transfer to the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

Daily News | October 23, 2017

The Marine Corps may upgrade its Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet with electro-hydraulic doors during a future sustainment effort, according to the service.

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