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.

Daily News | August 29, 2017

NEWPORT NEWS, VA -- The aircraft carriers John C. Stennis (CVN-74) and the George Washington (CVN-73) will have an eight-month overlap at Newport News Shipbuilding for midlife refueling, according to a company executive.

The Insider | August 28, 2017

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

Daily News | August 24, 2017

The head of U.S. Fleet Forces will spearhead a 60-day comprehensive review of all surface fleet operations and incidents at sea from the past decade, according to a new memo from the vice chief of naval operations.

The Insider | August 23, 2017

Following two collisions of Navy guided-missile destroyers in the past three months, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing next month focused on the underlying problems.

The Insider | August 23, 2017

The Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS-4) this week conducted a successful live-fire test of the Harpoon Block 1C missile off the coast of Guam, striking a surface target at a distance beyond the vessel's visual range.

Daily News | August 23, 2017

The Marine Corps has approved the survivability upgrade effort of its legacy amphibious vehicle to enter low-rate initial production, according to an official.

Daily News | August 23, 2017

The Navy has not stopped work on the unmanned undersea vehicle Knifefish because Congress approved $9.7 million in reprogramming funds this fiscal year to continue program integration and testing efforts.

The Insider | August 23, 2017

The Navy recently determined Huntington Ingalls Industries will get a contract to restore the damaged destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62).

Daily News | August 22, 2017

The design for the Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer is 91 percent complete as the Navy is wrapped up in continued contract negotiations with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works for DDG-126 and DDG-127.

Daily News | August 21, 2017

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause for all fleets worldwide, and directed a comprehensive review to determine the root cause of recent collisions.

Daily News | August 21, 2017

The Navy plans to institute a procurement tax across every program in the fiscal year 2019 budget, according to multiple sources.

The Insider | August 18, 2017

Five passengers from a recent Marine Corps C-130J flight displayed symptoms of decompression sickness after the aircraft experienced a loss of pressurization at 21,000 feet, according to the service.

The Insider | August 17, 2017

The Navy plans to bring the damaged destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62) back stateside for repair because it was determined the scope of work could not be completed in Japan.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

Shifting the Navy's manning strategy for the Littoral Combat Ship will cost the service an additional $245 million over the next five years, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

The Navy recently announced it will host a "presolicitation day" in early September for the second increment of the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Jammer program, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

Daily News | August 14, 2017

The Navy may have to issue a stop-work order for Knifefish, a vital component of the Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasures mission package, because the program office is running out of money, Inside the Navy has learned.

The Insider | August 14, 2017

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

The Insider | August 11, 2017

Following numerous mishaps, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller has directed all aviation units to conduct a 24-hour operational pause sometime in the next two weeks.

Daily News | August 11, 2017

As the Navy implements Littoral Combat Ship review recommendations, the service is in a "limbo state" with transitioning how the platform is operated and manned, according to a top official.

Daily News | August 09, 2017

The Navy expects to award as many as three design contracts for the guided-missile frigate replacement program in fiscal year 2020, Inside Defense has learned.

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