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 | March 16, 2017

The Navy will send maintenance work on two attack submarines in fiscal year 2018 to private shipyards because of a backlog at the public yards, according to a service official.

Daily News | March 14, 2017

The Navy kicked off a tabletop wargaming exercise last week at the Center for Naval Analyses that will identify key enablers the force will need to fight in various scenarios, according to an official.

Daily News | March 13, 2017

The Navy recently released the final request for proposals for the Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle and is offering industry schedule incentives if items are delivered early.

The Insider | March 13, 2017

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

Daily News | March 10, 2017

The Marine Corps CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program's cost has increased by 22 percent over the baseline estimate and the price is higher than the Air Force F-35 variant, according to House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Ranking Member Niki Tsongas (D-MA).

The Insider | March 9, 2017

The former aircraft carrier Independence (CV-62) that was decommissioned almost two decades ago will embark on its final journey Friday.

The Insider | March 8, 2017

The Navy revealed today that last month the service successfully loaded two life-extended Trident D5 missiles into a ballistic missile submarine.

Daily News | March 6, 2017

The Navy and F-35 joint program office's air-ship integration working group is seeking to ensure enough bandwidth for the jet's logistics system at sea, according to the service.

Daily News | March 6, 2017

Faced with increased demand, the Marine Corps said the service is considering turning to industry to help maintain legacy F/A-18 Hornets, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 6, 2017

Highlights from this week's issue of Inside the Navy.

Daily News | March 1, 2017

The Navy and the submarine industrial base are seeking to accelerate the next-generation ballistic missile submarine by "several months," and the new plan may be reflected in the fiscal year 2018 budget request, according to a General Dynamics executive.

Daily News | February 28, 2017

The Navy is planning for the second increment of the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Jammer program to enter the acquisition process at the engineering and manufacturing development phase and is asking industry to participate in an upcoming technology demonstration.

Daily News | February 28, 2017

The Navy must shift $116.7 million for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft's system development and demonstration to support a restructured program plan that was approved last September.

The Insider | February 23, 2017

The new Pentagon post focusing on innovation has the opportunity to oversee rapid acquisition programs for the joint force and should have its own line item in the budget to execute those efforts, according to a Navy official.

The Insider | February 22, 2017

The House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee conducted its first official meeting Tuesday on growing a 355-ship Navy.

Daily News | February 22, 2017

The Marine Corps took delivery of its first low-rate initial production Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar unit this week, according to the service.

Daily News | February 22, 2017

The Navy plans to conduct sea trials for the next-generation aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in March and the program office is in the midst of certifying the vessel is safe operating at sea.

Daily News | February 22, 2017

CHARLESTON, SC -- The two companies competing to replace the Marine Corps' Vietnam-era amphibious vehicle will receive an incentive fee from the government for delivering prototypes early, according to a service official.

Daily News | February 21, 2017

The Navy is still analyzing how to dispose of the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) once the inactivation work is complete in August by Newport News Shipbuilding, according to an official.

The Insider | February 21, 2017

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

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