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 | August 21, 2017

The Navy plans to institute a procurement tax across every program in the fiscal year 2019 budget, according to multiple sources.

The Insider | August 18, 2017

Five passengers from a recent Marine Corps C-130J flight displayed symptoms of decompression sickness after the aircraft experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet, according to the service.

The Insider | August 17, 2017

The Navy plans to bring the damaged destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62) back stateside for repair because it was determined the scope of work could not be completed in Japan.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

Shifting the Navy's manning strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship will cost the service an additional $245 million over the next five years, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

The Navy recently announced it will host a "presolicitation day" in early September for the second increment of the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Jammer program, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | August 14, 2017

The Navy may have to issue a stop-work order for Knifefish, a vital component of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, because the program office is running out of money, Inside the Navy has learned.

The Insider | August 14, 2017

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

The Insider | August 11, 2017

Following numerous mishaps, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has directed all aviation units to conduct a 24-hour operational pause sometime in the next two weeks.

Daily News | August 11, 2017

As the Navy implements Littoral Combat Ship review recommendations, the service is in a "limbo state" with transitioning how the platform is operated and manned, according to a top official.

Daily News | August 9, 2017

The Navy expects to award as many as three design contracts for the guided-missile frigate replacement program in fiscal year 2020, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | August 9, 2017

Naval analysts are cautioning the Navy on its approach for the guided-missile frigate replacement program after reviewing the service's request for information and the industry day presentation.

The Insider | August 9, 2017

Despite a recent V-22 Osprey mishap off the northeastern coast of Australia, the Marine Corps has determined the tilt-rotor aircraft is safe to fly.

Daily News | August 8, 2017

BAE Systems recently completed the final delivery of its next-generation amphibious vehicle prototypes to the Marine Corps, while Science Applications International Corp. continues to make progress on its amended schedule.

The Insider | August 8, 2017

Navy Capt. Sara "Clutch" Joyner has been selected for rear admiral and will lead the aviation physiological episodes effort at the Defense Department, the Pentagon recently announced.

Daily News | August 8, 2017

The Marine Corps is looking to industry to evaluate active protection systems that are not tied to any particular vehicle, according to a request for information.

The Insider | August 7, 2017

The Royal Australian navy's clearance diving team completed an embark today aboard the hydrographic survey vessel Melville (A-246) to assist in recovery operations near the site where a Marine Corps V-22 Osprey entered the water Aug. 5.

The Insider | August 7, 2017

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

Daily News | August 3, 2017

Huntington Ingalls Industries is entering the Navy's guided-missile frigate replacement program competition and may offer a variant of its National Security Cutter, according to the chief executive.

Daily News | August 2, 2017

The EA-18G Growler program office submitted paperwork to Navy leadership following cost breaches in both its research and development and operations and sustainment accounts, according to the service.

Daily News | July 31, 2017

The Navy's top Joint Strike Fighter official, Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, is skeptical the modified helmet that fixes green-glow problems will be ready for an at-sea test this fall.

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