Jen Judson is the land warfare reporter for Defense News. She has covered defense in the Washington area for over six years. She was previously a reporter at Politico Pro Defense and InsideDefense.com.
At InsideDefense.com, Judson specialized in Army aviation and missile defense. Judson broke the news on the Army’s controversial plan to retire its Kiowa Warrior helicopters and instead use Apache helicopters that would be taken from the National Guard. She was awarded the National Press Club’s 2014 Newsletter Journalism Award for her coverage.
Judson began her reporting career in Boston, Mass., as a State House correspondent for the MetroWest Daily News covering the special election following the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy. She also covered city government for the Daily News Tribune in Waltham, Mass. and was a jack-of-all-trades reporter at the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.
Judson is a Denver, Colo., native. She holds a master of science degree in print Journalism from Boston University and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
US Army Cyber, Space and Special Operations Forces are coming together in a new "triad" that aims to increase effectiveness in operations and provide combatant commanders with more unique options to act.
While the future leader of U.S. Army Futures Command has yet to be named, Maj. Gen. Ross Coffman will pin on his third star and take over as deputy commanding general of the service's modernization branch.
The Apache attack helicopter is expected to fly all the way into 2050, but the Army has not articulated its plans to modernize the aircraft. The House Armed Services Committee wants to see a more concrete plan from the service on the helicopter's way forward.