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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The Insider | November 07, 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.

Daily News | November 07, 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 07, 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 06, 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 06, 2017

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

The Insider | November 03, 2017

A senior Navy official said this week he's “surprised” Northrop Grumman dropped out of the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier tanker competition.

The Insider | November 02, 2017

The Navy's Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program has shaved about $100 million from its average procurement unit cost, according to a service official.

The Insider | November 02, 2017

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said today the guided-missile destroyer collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet “were preventable.”

The Insider | November 02, 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 01, 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

The Navy's Knifefish undersea vehicle will begin sea acceptance testing this week, marking the final series of contractor trials before the system enters developmental testing in January, according to a service 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.

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