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 | November 19, 2013

Following a recent trip to China, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson said today he expects an increase in the interaction between the U.S. Navy and China's navy.

Daily News | November 11, 2013

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) -- The Navy's recent testing of the X-47B suffered from a communication failure between the air vehicle and the control data unit.

The Insider | November 11, 2013

The Marine Corps is responding to Super Typhoon Haiyan -- which has impacted more than 4.2 million people in the Philippines -- by sending equipment and personnel to the region, according to the service.

Daily News | November 10, 2013

The Navy will continue to test the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator through the fiscal year and will reassess the test effort next summer, a change in plans from the program's original schedule.

Daily News | October 23, 2013

The Navy's top acquisition executive is expected to testify before Congress today that if sequestration-imposed budget cuts remain, the Marine Corps' next-generation amphibious vehicle will potentially be delayed for up to three years, according to sources.

Daily News | October 18, 2013

A top-level Pentagon review board on Monday will examine the multibillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter program with a major topic of discussion being the cost of maintaining the aircraft through its lifetime, a figure that is now pegged at $1.1 trillion.

Daily News | October 10, 2013

The F-35 joint program office is stopping work on an alternate, lower-risk Joint Strike Fighter helmet being developed by BAE, committing fully to a next-generation helmet that until recently was considered one of the program's biggest risk items.

The Insider | October 9, 2013

Members of the House Armed Services Committee sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other members of the House leadership yesterday requesting a classified briefing on how sequestration cuts are impacting military readiness.

Daily News | October 1, 2013

The Navy's public shipyards are feeling the effects of the government shutdown today, with all but essential "excepted work" taking a hit and thousands of civilian employees facing furloughs, according to the service.

Daily News | September 30, 2013

Most findings in a newly released Defense Department inspector general report on the F-35 program do not concern new or critical issues that affect the health of the program, the program office said today.

The Insider | September 30, 2013

The Defense Department's inspector general has released a report on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that calls the program office's oversight of Lockheed Martin inadequate.

Daily News | September 24, 2013

As the Defense Department's focus shifts to the Asia-Pacific region, the Army is interested in a survivable vehicle that has a more robust water crossing capability, according to a BAE Systems executive.

Daily News | September 19, 2013

The Marine Corps will be forced to reduce its force structure to 174,000 Marines by fiscal year 2017 if sequestration continues, and that move will result in closing a three-star command headquarters at Camp Lejeune, NC, a Marine Corps official said today.

Daily News | September 18, 2013

Two House lawmakers are pressing the Navy to expand the requirements for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike system to enable competition and capability tradeoffs at the beginning of the program.

Daily News | September 17, 2013

The Dutch government announced today its decision to select the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter as the replacement for the F-16.

Daily News | September 12, 2013

The Navy is asking Congress to create an annual $4 billion supplemental fund, covering 15 years starting in 2019 totaling $60 billion, that would be apart from the service's budget, to pay for the Navy's newest ballistic missile submarine program, arguing that if the money is taken out of the service's shipbuilding budget it would wreak havoc on surface ship programs.

Daily News | September 5, 2013

The Navy could financially support a limited military strike in Syria throughout the month of September, but if the operation took place in October, the start of a new fiscal year, the service would need supplemental funding or the ability to move funding within its budget, the Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert said today.

Daily News | September 3, 2013

The Navy is looking to industry in cutting down the amount of time it takes to fire successive Tomahawk missiles from the service's Virginia-class submarine fleet.

The Insider | August 28, 2013

ABOARD THE USS WASP (LHD-1) -- The two F-35B jets undergoing sea trials this month are "in maintenance" today, according to a Navy official.

The Insider | August 27, 2013

The Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney announced this morning that they have reached an agreement on a production contract for the sixth lot of engines for the F-35 aircraft.

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