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
The Insider | January 30, 2018

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester was unable to incorporate the final iteration of the Joint Strike Fighter's Block 3F software under the system development and demonstration phase because of the deadline for filing the 2017 report, according to the F-35 joint program office.

The Insider | January 30, 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host in March a classified meeting, known as the "Sea of Dreams," to share technology challenges in U.S. Pacific Fleet with industry, academic and government organizations.

Daily News | January 29, 2018

The Defense Department chartered the Stand-Off Weapons Defeat Joint Integrated Product Team to study "state-of-the-art" unmanned undersea vehicle countermeasures, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

The Navy on Friday awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding a roughly $30 million contract to repair and restore the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62), which was damaged in a collision last year.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

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

Daily News | January 26, 2018

The F-35 program office has not purchased another F-35B ground article nearly a year after halting durability testing because the originial test jet was no longer production representative.

The Insider | January 26, 2018

Florida senators Bill Nelson (D) and Marco Rubio (R) are urging President Trump to include funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget to homeport a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Naval Station Mayport, FL.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Navy will complete the operational evaluation of the America-class amphibious assault ship's ability to support 20 Joint Strike Fighters in fiscal year 2020, according to a new Pentagon report.

The Insider | January 25, 2018

Aviation readiness is the Marine Corps' biggest challenge after suffering 12 Class A aviation mishaps last year, according to the service's top officer.

Daily News | January 24, 2018

The Pentagon's operational test and evaluation community is at odds with the Navy on the level of self-defense capability needed for an Expeditionary Sea Base, dubbed a T-ESB.

The Insider | January 24, 2018

The president has selected Rear Adm. Johnny Wolfe to lead the Navy's strategic systems programs, which includes the manufacture and sustainment of submarine-launched ballistic missiles.

The Insider | January 23, 2018

The Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel "Woody" Williams (T-ESB-4) completed the first-ever integrated trials for the ship class, according to the Navy.

Daily News | January 23, 2018

BAE Systems has an adaptable gun mount the Navy could use as a common launching system to increase fire power that bolts onto the deck of a ship, according to a company executive.

Daily News | January 22, 2018

The Marine Corps plans to kick off in the third quarter of fiscal year 2021 a new competition to replace its aging Light Armored Vehicle fleet.

Daily News | January 22, 2018

Lockheed Martin's offering for the Navy's guided-missile frigate replacement is based on the company's Littoral Combat Ship hull form and is focused on anti-submarine and surface warfare, according to a company executive.

The Insider | January 22, 2018

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

Daily News | January 22, 2018

The Navy is using surface action groups in various scenarios to train junior surface warfare officers, who are just finishing their first division tour, in advanced tactics similar to the aviation community's Top Gun schoolhouse.

The Insider | January 19, 2018

The Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock (LCS-9) will remain in Montreal, Canada, until wintry weather conditions improve and the ship is able to transit through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

The Insider | January 19, 2018

The damaged guided-missile destroyer Fitzgerald (DDG-62) arrived in Mississippi today aboard the heavy-lift vessel MV Transshelf from Japan.

Daily News | January 17, 2018

The Navy will use a rapid acquisition strategy for the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle as a model for other acquisition programs.

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