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 | April 4, 2017

A defective Navy EA-18G Growler has not arrived at Boeing yet, but the company is working with the service to get the aircraft to its facility for engineers to assess, according to a company executive.

Daily News | April 4, 2017

The Snakehead Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle program, selected by the Navy for accelerated acquisition, may be two years behind schedule because of funding cuts in upcoming budget cycles, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | April 3, 2017

In the near term the Marine Corps will set aside the bulk of its science and technology funding for autonomy, specifically looking at how to integrate that capability onto trucks, according to an official.

Daily News | April 3, 2017

The Navy will reveal the number of ships it will build once the Office of Management and Budget releases the service's budget topline and the 355-ship fleet the Trump administration has touted may turn out to be a target and not an immediate goal.

The Insider | March 31, 2017

Boeing was awarded a $2.2 billion contract modification this week to manufacture and deliver 17 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft to the Navy, foreign military sales and cooperative agreement partners.

Daily News | March 30, 2017

The Navy will have to pay about a 20 percent cost premium if it sends the attack submarine Boise (SSN-765) to a private shipyard for a maintenance availability because of the backlog at the public yards, according to an official.

The Insider | March 29, 2017

The Marine Corps' installations and logistics chief warned Congress today that the service is facing a $9 billion backlog.

Daily News | March 29, 2017

The Navy is in the process of sending a defective EA-18G Growler back to Boeing for evaluation because of "physiological episodes" being reported by pilots at a base in Washington state.

Daily News | March 28, 2017

Seeking lower prices, the official in charge of the government's Joint Strike Fighter program is calling on prime contractor Lockheed Martin to take a hard look at lower-tier suppliers.

Daily News | March 28, 2017

By 2025, the Marine Corps could equip all seven amphibious assault ships with Joint Strike Fighters as another option for combatant commanders, according to the latest iteration of the service's aviation plan.

Daily News | March 27, 2017

The Navy and Marine Corps are gearing up for an advanced naval technology exercise next month in California to look at various ways to get combat troops ashore, according to officials.

The Insider | March 27, 2017

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

Daily News | March 22, 2017

Congress anticipates receiving analysis from an oversight organization within the next two to three weeks on building a 355-ship fleet, analysis that will inform the fiscal year 2018 House authorization mark, according to an influential lawmaker.

The Insider | March 22, 2017

The Marine Corps does not have an official plan to contain cost growth for the CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program, but is working with the vendor to get better pricing, according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller.

Daily News | March 21, 2017

The Navy will most likely begin testing fixes for the F-35C nose gear and the helmet-mounted display on a ship this summer or fall, according to a Lockheed Martin executive.

Daily News | March 21, 2017

The Navy recently issued a solicitation to private shipyards for the overhaul of the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) because of a backlog at the public shipyards.

Daily News | March 21, 2017

The Marine Corps kicked off Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 engineering and manufacturing development testing last week and will begin the operational assessment early next calendar year, according to an official.

The Insider | March 20, 2017

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

Daily News | March 20, 2017

The Navy has begun modifying aircraft carriers to host control stations, multiple displays and an area for the air vehicle operator to sit when flying the MQ-25 Stingray, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 17, 2017

Opponents of funding an additional San Antonio-class ship in the fiscal year 2018 budget request could argue the Navy has not yet selected a vendor for the follow-on dock landing ship replacement, according to a new Congressional Research Service report.

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