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 | June 16, 2014

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's concurrency cost estimates have dropped slightly since 2013, from $1.7 billion to $1.6 billion, according to a report obtained this week by InsideDefense.com.

Daily News | June 6, 2014

The Pentagon's top acquisition official has approved the Marine Corps' Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program's entry into the engineering and manufacturing development phase but is directing the service to conduct additional analysis of the program, according to service and industry sources.

Daily News | June 4, 2014

Senate authorizers want to shift about $52 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle funding "at the request of the Marine Corps," according to a report issued on Wednesday.

Daily News | May 29, 2014

Norway's parliament will vote on a bill in June on whether to continue with Norwegian-built Joint Strike Missile development, which is part of F-35 Block 4 follow-on development.

Daily News | May 23, 2014

The Senate Armed Services Committee has authorized the Navy secretary to reprogram up to $650 million from other areas of the Navy's budget to pay for the refueling and complex overhaul of the aircraft carrier George Washington, despite the service's wishes to do otherwise.

The Insider | May 21, 2014

The Navy is working closely with the Chinese navy to continue a close military-to-military relationship, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told reporters on May 21.

Daily News | May 9, 2014

The Marine Corps has awarded $27 million contracts to BAE Systems and Science Applications International Corp. for Assault Amphibious Vehicle survivability upgrades.

Daily News | May 2, 2014

The House Armed Services Committee is supporting the Marine Corps' plans to accelerate the Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 program, providing an additional $85 million in its mark of the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | April 28, 2014

The Navy has awarded a $17 billion contract -- the largest shipbuilding contract in the service's history -- to General Dynamics Electric Boat for the construction of 10 Virginia-class submarines, according to Defense Department contract announcements.

Daily News | April 28, 2014

The Marine Corps will soon release a new aviation plan that paints a more accurate picture of the way ahead, according to a service official.

Daily News | April 28, 2014

The Marine Corps recently released a request for information for Amphibious Combat Vehicle Increment 1.1 and is seeking a solution from industry that includes an accelerated acquisition schedule at an affordable cost.

The Insider | April 17, 2014

The Navy today released a classified draft request for proposals for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air segment to the four companies already under contract to conduct preliminary design reviews for the program, according to a service statement.

Daily News | April 15, 2014

The Marine Corps will retain 2,500 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles -- more than twice the number of trucks it had planned to keep last year -- due to be removed from Afghanistan, a top service official said.

The Insider | April 14, 2014

The Navy last week conducted the first night flight of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator over Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

Daily News | April 11, 2014

An amphibious ship shortfall is hampering Marine aviation efforts in the Pacific, according to a Marine Corps official, who added it could also impact Army aviators as that service rebalances its focus on the region.

Daily News | April 9, 2014

The Marine Corps wants to shift funding for its Amphibious Combat Vehicle concept in 2014 and 2015, according to the service's top requirements officer.

Daily News | April 8, 2014

A classified draft request for proposals for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike system set for release at the end of the month is undergoing a final, senior leadership review, according to a top Navy official.

The Insider | April 7, 2014

The Navy does not have a hard date by when it must achieve the $4.9 billion cost target the service has set for its next-generation ballistic missile submarine, a service official said today.

Daily News | April 4, 2014

The Navy is saving about $20 million a month, and expects to save $1 billion over the future years defense plan, by transitioning a legacy Intranet contract to the multibillion-dollar Next-Generation Enterprise Network program, a Navy official said today.

Daily News | April 3, 2014

The Marine Corps may lose two V-22 squadrons across the future years defense plan and two V-22 aircraft in fiscal year 2015 if sequestration continues, a three-star general warned a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

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