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 08, 2018

The F-35 joint program office is determining what data rights it needs from Lockheed Martin and lower level suppliers to continue Joint Strike Fighter modernization and production sustainment, according to the program's senior official.

The Insider | March 07, 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps have requested roughly $1.7 billion in their fiscal year 2019 unfunded priorities list, a number that is drastically lower compared to previous years, because of an increase in top line budget funding, according to the Navy secretary.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The Marine Corps' fiscal year 2019 budget priorities include a commercial-off-the-shelf air defense missile, an expeditionary unmanned aerial vehicle and long-range fires, according to a senior officer.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The Strategic Capabilities Office is spending nearly $500 million in fiscal year 2019 for Navy and Marine Corps related projects including a new-start project, dubbed Kingfisher, to increase the range of lightweight torpedoes.

Daily News | March 05, 2018

Nearly three months after establishing a Littoral Combat Ship program office to support Saudi Arabia's expected LCS purchase, the Navy has awarded a $481 million contract for Multi-Mission Surface Combatant long-lead materials.

The Insider | March 05, 2018

The Navy and Marine Corps today deployed the F-35B short-takeoff-and-landing variant for the first-ever shipboard deployment.

The Insider | March 05, 2018

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

The Insider | March 01, 2018

The Navy set aside $75 million in its other procurement account in the fiscal year 2019 budget request for oversight and management of the Littoral Combat Ship program, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Insider | March 01, 2018

The Marine Corps is seeking an additional $235.9 million for infrastructure improvements in its fiscal year 2019 unfunded priorities list.

The Insider | March 01, 2018

The Navy is requesting $1.5 billion in unfunded priorities with the bulk going to ship maintenance, according to the service's fiscal year 2019 unfunded priorities list.

The Insider | February 28, 2018

The Navy awarded a $7 million contract to Ingalls Shipbuilding for dock landing ship replacement program acceleration and affordability initiatives.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

The F-35 joint program office and Lockheed Martin will hold a "Consideration Summit" in a few months to discuss software deficiencies and make sure the government does not pay for the same product twice.

Daily News | February 28, 2018

The Navy never reaches its 355-ship fleet goal in the 30-year shipbuilding plan recently sent to Congress, leaving naval analysts and others disappointed in the service achieving its inventory objective.

Daily News | February 27, 2018

The Navy has identified a slew of modifications for its Littoral Combat Ship program and is requesting $70 million in fiscal year 2019 to begin tackling those projects.

Daily News | February 26, 2018

An influential Republican senator is unveiling legislation today to improve the Navy's surface force readiness that includes language providing new authorities for the service's acquisition executive.

Daily News | February 26, 2018

The Marine Corps will conduct a yearlong analysis of alternatives for the Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle program, which is a new-start effort in the fiscal year 2019 budget request.

The Insider | February 26, 2018

A sailor was pronounced dead Saturday after being struck earlier in the week by a spinning UH-1Y Venom tail rotor blade, according to a Marine Corps statement.

The Insider | February 26, 2018

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

The Insider | February 20, 2018

The Navy late last week awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding a $1.4 billion contract modification to begin the detail design and construction of LPD-29.

The Insider | February 20, 2018

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

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