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.

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Daily News | March 29, 2018

The Navy faces three significant hurdles if it is going to improve public and private shipyard maintenance over the next five years as the service grows its fleet to 355 ships, according to a recent report sent to Congress that was viewed by Inside Defense.

Daily News | March 28, 2018

The Navy has made the long-awaited decision to reduce its Littoral Combat Ship mission package requirement by 20 units because of a determination made in 2014 that the service would purchase fewer ships, according to two reports viewed by Inside Defense.

Daily News | March 26, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- During a company-level exercise last week, the Marine Corps experimented on how a fifth-generation rifle company would operate in an urban environment with a particular emphasis on situational awareness, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 26, 2018

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

Daily News | March 23, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA -- The Marine Corps is taking a more hands-on approach when conducting its latest advanced technology exercise focused on a rifle company operating in an urban environment, according to a senior official.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The Navy is gauging whether there are eligible vendors to modify, repair and recertify 100 components of the Trident II D5 launcher subsystem.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The Navy's multimission tactical unmanned air systems program office is seeking information from industry to inform an analysis of alternatives for the Marine Air-Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System Expeditionary (MUX) program.

Daily News | March 20, 2018

The Navy is reverting to an earlier plan and will shock test the lead ship of its new aircraft carrier class, the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), an apparent reversal after the service appealed to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

The Insider | March 20, 2018

The Navy is assessing options for supporting the Littoral Combat Ship industrial base before the new guided missile frigate replacement program begins production.

Daily News | March 20, 2018

The Navy is reinvigorating the use of other transaction authority to meet the needs of the National Defense Strategy by actively encouraging small and non-traditional companies to conduct business with the service.

Daily News | March 19, 2018

The Navy is taking the first concrete step toward a two-ship carrier purchase by releasing a request for proposals today to Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding to analyze the potential cost savings.

The Insider | March 19, 2018

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

The Insider | March 15, 2018

The Navy revealed yesterday the Columbia-class ballistic submarine test program is delayed because of a manufacturing defect.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

Two naval aviators died yesterday during final approach to Boca Chica Field, FL, in an F/A-18F Super Hornet.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

The Navy never notified Congress of the most recent physiological episode where a pilot and crew member were exposed to freezing temperatures and were forced to land their EA-18G Growler using a smart watch.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The first phase of the Pentagon's Close Combat Lethality Task Force directed the Marine Corps to field the M3A1 Carl Gustaf recoiless rifle and other items, according to the service.

Daily News | March 12, 2018

The Marine Corps and F-35 joint program office discovered cost estimates for F-35B sustainment "were underrunning expectations" by 10 to 15 percent, according to a service official.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

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The Insider | March 09, 2018

The Navy awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding a roughly $77.6 million contract modification to repair, maintain and modernize the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62), which was damaged in a collision last year.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

The Navy revealed earlier this week the TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter fleet will be replaced with a commercial solution and will divulge schedule details next year, according to a service official.

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