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 | October 30, 2012

The Marine Corps and Army's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program acquisition strategy is becoming a model for many new programs, including the Amphibious Combat Vehicle program, according to a Marine Corps official.

Daily News | October 29, 2012

The Marine Corps is working on a 30-year vehicle fleet plan to better manage the systems in its current and future inventory, which will allow the Army and Marine Corps to share information more effectively, according to a top Marine Corps official.

Daily News | October 18, 2012

The Navy recently briefed the Air Force on a common ballistic missile concept that may be used on the Ohio-class replacement ballistic missile submarine, which if used on the sub would aid the Navy in reducing cost, according to the Navy's strategic systems director.

Daily News | October 16, 2012

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle joint program office will plan an in-theater evaluation in early-to-mid-2013 before transitioning the program to the services, according to an Army spokesman.

Daily News | September 17, 2012

There may be about a one-month delay for the Air and Missile Defense Radar contract award due to a slight slip in the initial request for proposals release, according to an industry official.

Daily News | August 29, 2012

The Navy has made a final decision to employ up to four sonar surveillance systems after weighing the operational, scientific, technical and environmental implications, according to a Federal Register notice issued this morning.

Daily News | August 8, 2012

The Marine Corps has selected four teams to build prototypes of the Marine Personnel Carrier, and the contracts are worth about $3.5 million each, according to a source familiar with the program.

Daily News | August 2, 2012

In the midst of delays to the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network program, the service announced yesterday it intends to increase the contract ceiling for the legacy Navy-Marine Corps Intranet from $3.4 billion to $5.5 billion.

Daily News | July 16, 2012

The Navy plans to continue to test and certify additional alternative fuels in fiscal year 2013 pending congressional approval so that the Navy has a better chance of finding a cost-effective alternative to oil, according to a service official.

Daily News | July 10, 2012

The Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate is looking to industry to widen the scope of its applied research, advanced technology development, and advanced component development and prototypes, according to industry day presentation slides.

Daily News | May 10, 2012

The Navy late yesterday released the long-awaited final request for proposals for the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network that will serve hundreds of thousands of Marines, sailors and civilians, according to a Navy statement.

Daily News | May 9, 2012

Lockheed Martin will join the Hewlett Packard-led team pursuing the Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Network contract, according to an internal memo sent to HP employees May 8 and obtained by Inside the Navy.

Daily News | April 24, 2012

The closure of a key Pakistani trade route poses a major challenge for the Marine Corps, who must find another way to move ground equipment out of Afghanistan by the 2014 deadline, a top Marine Corps official told reporters today.

Daily News | April 23, 2012

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- A key next-generation radio system meant for airborne, maritime and fixed-station units is going through a restructuring, and an acquisition decision memorandum for the program will be released "shortly," according to Mark Compton, deputy joint program executive officer for JTRS.

Daily News | March 20, 2012

The Defense Department is asking Congress for permission to use Aegis Weapon System equipment intended for the DDG-114 destroyer to help set up the first Aegis Ashore unit, HN-1, by December 2015, according to a set of legislative proposals sent to Capitol Hill this month.

Daily News | March 19, 2012

The Navy released an updated draft request for proposals for the Next Generation Enterprise Network last week, and the final version is "several weeks" away, according to sources closely following NGEN procurement.

Daily News | March 12, 2012

The Marine Corps plans to wrap up an analysis of alternatives for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle in June, according to a top service official.

Daily News | February 14, 2012

The Navy will be "taking risk" by planning toward a fleet of just 30 amphibious ships, one of many areas where the service will have to tighten its belt in the coming years, Rear Adm. Joseph Mulloy, the Navy's deputy assistant secretary of the budget, said today.

Daily News | February 2, 2012

Northrop Grumman has won the Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services design competition, according to a Navy official.

Daily News | January 18, 2012

The Navy might retire two of its amphibious ships due to budget constraints, Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, deputy commandant for combat development and integration, told reporters today.

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