Marjorie Censer

Marjorie Censer was Inside Defense's editor until July 2021. She previously worked at the Washington Post and its local business publication Capital Business, covering defense industry reshaping, the increased scrutiny of contractors following the Edward Snowden case and the challenges of canceling military programs. From 2007 to 2010, she was managing editor of Inside the Army. She also previously worked as defense editor at POLITICO and as a staff writer at the Carroll County Times and the Princeton Packet. A Fairfax native, she graduated from Princeton University.

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Daily News | February 22, 2010

While the Army officially claims no unfunded requirements in fiscal year 2011, it has given Congress a list of programs that could benefit from nearly $360 million in additional money -- including $133 million for the Patriot missile program and $55 million for civil affairs, according to a Feb. 19 letter from Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey.

The Insider | February 17, 2010

The Army announced earlier this month that Lt. Gen. James Thurman, deputy chief of staff for operations, plans and policy (G-3/5/7), has been nominated for a fourth star and assigned to serve as commanding general of Army Forces Command at Ft. McPherson, GA.

Daily News | February 16, 2010

Though BAE Systems says it is too early to gauge the long-term impacts of the Army's decision to stick with Oshkosh as the winner of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles "rebuy" competition, the company notes that the result "poses a significant threat" to its Sealy, TX, facility.

Daily News | February 16, 2010

A key meeting to move the Army's ground combat vehicle effort forward ended without a decision on Friday, according to sources with knowledge of the program.

Daily News | February 16, 2010

The Defense Department today announced new orders worth close to $1.1 billion for more original Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, fulfilling a directive from Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter.

Daily News | February 12, 2010

The Army today lifted the stop-work order on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles award, allowing the contract to remain with Oshkosh following a review of the award.

The Insider | February 11, 2010

An Army spokesman confirmed to Inside the Army today that the ground combat vehicle materiel development decision review scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow due to yesterday's East Coast snowstorm.

The Insider | February 10, 2010

If the news out of Toyota and Honda has you looking for a new ride, Car and Driver has nothing but good things to say about one you might not have considered: the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle.

Daily News | February 3, 2010

The Defense Acquisition Board yesterday approved a milestone C decision for the Army's Extended Range/Multipurpose System -- also known as Sky Warrior -- moving the unmanned aircraft system into low-rate initial production, service officials said today.

Daily News | February 2, 2010

Citing vehicle needs in Afghanistan, the Pentagon acquisition chief has approved purchasing more than 2,800 additional Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles -- about half of which will be MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles from Oshkosh, according to the Pentagon acquisition executive.

Daily News | February 1, 2010

The Pentagon today announced that the Army would not buy any more new humvees, saying the service's "needs for this vehicle have been met."

Daily News | February 1, 2010

The Army today proposed a $143.4 billion base budget for fiscal year 2011, along with $102.2 billion in FY-11 supplemental funding.

The Insider | February 1, 2010

Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein late last week took over as commander of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, succeeding Maj. Gen. Scott West.

Daily News | January 29, 2010

The fiscal year 2011 budget confirms that the Army will add two combat aviation brigades, a 12th in FY-11 and a 13th in FY-15, according to draft budget documents obtained by

Daily News | January 29, 2010

Defense Secretary Robert Gates today announced the 12 members he is appointing to a congressionally mandated independent panel set to assess the Quadrennial Defense Review.

The Insider | January 29, 2010

The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization has challenges ahead, particularly in contracting, according to the farewell speech delivered Dec. 30, 2009, by Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz, the organization's outgoing director.

Daily News | January 27, 2010

The materiel development decision on the Army's ground combat vehicle effort -- originally scheduled to take place in late December -- is now set for Feb. 11, a service source tells Inside the Army.

Daily News | January 27, 2010

To support today's wars, specifically operations in Afghanistan, the Pentagon urges sending more rotary-wing aircraft to theater, according to a draft version of the Quadrennial Defense Review.

Daily News | January 26, 2010

The Pentagon is shifting nearly $3.6 billion from the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fund to buy additional MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles and associated government-furnished equipment, as well as to sustain existing vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a recent letter from the DOD comptroller.

Daily News | January 26, 2010

After a thorough review of the Paladin upgrade program, the Army has opted to "make a management change" and has reassigned the heavy brigade combat team project manager, a service spokesman said today.

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