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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Daily News | October 27, 2017

Parts reliability and data rights are creating significant obstacles to Joint Strike Fighter sustainment, the Government Accountability Office writes in a new report.

Daily News | October 25, 2017

Northrop Grumman will not bid on the Navy's MQ-25 Stingray unmanned tanker program, the company's chief executive said today.

The Insider | October 25, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command Board met last week to discuss how to better train together before deployment in the same theater, according to a Marine Corps official.

The Insider | October 24, 2017

Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist last week approved a $630 million transfer to the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.

Daily News | October 23, 2017

The Marine Corps may upgrade its Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet with electro-hydraulic doors during a future sustainment effort, according to the service.

Daily News | October 23, 2017

The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program executive officer is working with Navy budget officials to identify additional modernization items that could be included in the service's fiscal year 2019 budget request.

The Insider | October 23, 2017

The second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), is 60 percent structurally complete, according to Newport News Shipbuilding.

The Insider | October 23, 2017

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

Daily News | October 18, 2017

The Navy will apply lessons learned from the Strategic Capabilities Office's Ghost Fleet project to the service's unmanned undersea vehicle programs, according to the Littoral Combat Ship program executive officer.

Daily News | October 18, 2017

The Navy and Marine Corps plan to release an Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept this fall that is subordinate to the Littoral Operations in a Contested Environment construct, according to a Marine Corps official.

Daily News | October 17, 2017

The Navy refuses to equip the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors the Air Force flight tested on the RQ-4 Global Hawk because of size, weight and power constrictions.

The Insider | October 16, 2017

The Navy today awarded a $59.7 million contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries for the overhaul of the attack submarine Boise (SSN-764) because of a backlog at the public shipyards.

Daily News | October 16, 2017

The Navy plans to release a request for proposals for guided-missile frigate replacement design development next month, according to a presolicitation notice.

The Insider | October 16, 2017

The Navy will conduct at-sea Joint Strike Fighter testing off the coast of California this week instead of the East Coast as initially planned because service assets are tied up responding to hurricane relief efforts.

The Insider | October 16, 2017

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

The Insider | October 11, 2017

In the wake of multiple collisions in U.S. 7th Fleet, Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden is directing that all surface ships undergo a "ready for sea assessment," according to an official information dispatch.

The Insider | October 11, 2017

The Navy released the final air system engineering manufacturing and development request for proposals earlier this month for the MQ-25 unmanned tanker.

Daily News | October 11, 2017

The Navy has several high profile acquisition programs at risk if Congress adopts a six-month continuing resolution -- the Joint Strike Fighter, Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine and the Ford-class aircraft carrier.

Daily News | October 11, 2017

The Marine Corps will continue experimenting with 17 technologies it evaluated during an April advanced naval technology exercise later this year in Bold Alligator 2017, Steel Knight and Dawn Blitz 2017, according to presentation slides viewed by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | October 10, 2017

Two ground combat vehicle manufacturers, BAE Systems and General Dynamics Land Systems, are ready to compete in the Marine Corps' fifth-generation armored reconnaissance vehicle to replace the Light Armored Vehicle fleet.

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