Linda Hersey

Linda Hersey is a Navy reporter who joined Inside Defense in March 2023. She is a career journalist who most recently served as an Alaska-based political reporter covering the governor and legislature on issues that ranged from Arctic policy to the economy. Linda has a background in content management at nonprofits that include a STEM university and healthcare system.

Archived Articles
Daily News | March 22, 2023

Small business represents 99% of U.S. businesses. Yet their participation as contractors in the defense industrial base has declined by 40% in the past decade.

Daily News | March 21, 2023

Rick Giannini, who leads the Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC), is meeting with congressional leaders this week to advocate for the advance funding of two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers that would be built over the next eight years.

Daily News | March 17, 2023

The first-of-its-class destroyer Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), which was scheduled to be retired in fiscal year 2026, will get five more years of service, the Naval Surface Force Atlantic announced this week. The warship will continue operating through FY-31, when it will turn 40.

Daily News | March 16, 2023

A $192 million request for Project Overmatch, the Navy’s portion of a classified project to connect the military with command-and-control intelligence, will focus on accelerating delivery of naval operational architecture, the Navy said Thursday.

Daily News | March 16, 2023

Bringing the amphibious fleet up to the Navy's 80% readiness goal is not a one-year budget fix but will require several fiscal years of "sustained resourcing," according to Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger.

Daily News | March 16, 2023

The Navy is continuing its mission to modernize aging shipyard infrastructure with a request for $2.72 billion in fiscal year 2024 to make phased-in improvements at the nation's four public shipyards: Portsmouth (ME), Pearl Harbor (HI), Norfolk (VA) and Puget Sound (WA).

Daily News | March 15, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee focused Wednesday on "crumbling" infrastructure at defense installations, including naval shipyards, during Nickolas Guertin's nomination hearing to be Navy assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition.

Daily News | March 14, 2023

Using data to better respond to the rapid pace of the modern military environment is increasingly key for missions, said Bill Streilein, chief technology officer of the Defense Department's Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office.

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