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
The Insider | July 12, 2017

The Navy will establish in August the first-ever MQ-4C Triton detachment outside the continental United States, according to a service notice.

Daily News | July 12, 2017

The chief of naval operations recently directed the Naval Inspector General to assess the service's progress in reaching goals outlined in strategic guidance released in January 2016.

Daily News | July 12, 2017

Naval Air Systems Command does not have the analysis and modeling equipment necessary to determine the root cause for T-45C Goshawk pilot physiological episodes and is looking to industry for a turnkey solution.

Daily News | July 12, 2017

Textron's Aerosonde unmanned aircraft system was recently cleared by the Navy to compete for sea-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance task orders in U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Central Command and U.S. European Command.

The Insider | July 11, 2017

The State Department this week approved a $1 billion sale of up to 2,747 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the United Kingdom.

The Insider | July 11, 2017

Richard Spencer, President Trump's nominee for Navy secretary, is open to studying small aircraft carriers to outfit the service's future fleet.

The Insider | July 11, 2017

A Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft crashed July 10 in Mississippi, resulting in 16 deaths. (UPDATED)

Daily News | July 10, 2017

Raytheon is facing competition from a joint BAE Systems and Leonardo Defence Systems offering for the Advanced Gun System projectile used on the Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer.

The Insider | July 10, 2017

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

Daily News | July 7, 2017

The Defense Department has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $5.5 billion to deliver 141 F-35 aircraft as part of the 11th low-rate initial production lot. The F-35 joint program office confirmed it is an undefinitized contract action.

The Insider | July 7, 2017

The Navy announced today Rear Adm. Dale Horan will be the new Joint Strike Fighter Fleet integration director.

The Insider | July 6, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee announced Thursday the nomination hearing for Richard Spencer, President Trump's pick for Navy secretary, will take place on July 11.

The Insider | July 6, 2017

The Pentagon recently approved a $510.8 million transfer from the Navy's operations and maintenance account to the National Defense Sealift Fund, according to an internal reprogramming action.

The Insider | June 25, 2017

F-35 flight operations have resumed at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, the service announced late Friday.

Daily News | June 23, 2017

The Marine Corps recently tested a "critical link" between Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 and 1.2, which was the ability to launch and recover the system from an amphibious assault ship.

Daily News | June 22, 2017

The Navy and the Office of Management and Budget are in discussions over the budget offset for a second Littoral Combat Ship in the fiscal year 2018 budget and plan to notify Congress of their decision before the July 4 recess, multiple sources confirmed to Inside Defense.

Daily News | June 22, 2017

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee mark directs the Navy to purchase 13 ships in fiscal year 2018, which disregards the service's initial request of eight vessels.

The Insider | June 21, 2017

The Senate Armed Services Committee announced late Wednesday the nomination hearing for Richard Spencer, President Trump's pick for Navy secretary, has been postponed.

Daily News | June 21, 2017

The Navy will submit a 30-year shipbuilding plan in fiscal year 2018 that does not reflect its plans for a 355-ship fleet because the budget does not support growing the force, according to a service official.

Daily News | June 21, 2017

Navy aircraft programs should consider the submarine community as a model when thinking of how to execute rapid acquisition projects, according to a service official.

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