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.

Archived Articles
Daily News | September 15, 2009

The Pentagon is calling on Congress to restore funding to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, arguing that proposed cuts in the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bills would significantly limit the program's competitive prototyping effort.

Daily News | September 15, 2009

The Joint Requirements Oversight Council will review the Army's ground combat vehicle requirements this fall, according to a top Pentagon official.

Daily News | September 10, 2009

The Army's new ground combat vehicle must be able to accept incremental upgrades to ensure it keeps up as technology improves, the vice chief of staff of the Army said today.

Daily News | September 10, 2009

The Army and Marine Corps announced today they have formally awarded technology development contract modifications to each of the three industry teams working on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to include the Australian vehicles the teams will build.

Daily News | September 8, 2009

BAE Systems today provided an explanation for its protest to the Government Accountability Office of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles "rebuy" contract award to Oshkosh.

The Insider | September 8, 2009

Though the pending Quadrennial Defense Review could serve as a "powerful tool" in the Defense Department's strategy and planning, a new report warns that it "may be overly optimistic to hope for dramatic improvements as a result of President Obama's first QDR."

Daily News | September 4, 2009

Navistar and BAE Systems have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office over the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles "rebuy" contract award to Oshkosh, a GAO representative told Inside the Army today.

Daily News | September 3, 2009

The Pentagon late last month shifted nearly $1 billion from the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fund into service and U.S. Special Operations Command accounts to buy, equip and transport MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles.

Daily News | September 1, 2009

As it continues to pour money into Afghanistan, the United States must increase its focus and resources on work in Mexico, an influential former four-star argued today.

The Insider | September 1, 2009

The Obama administration faces significant national security challenges today -- and should expect even more in the future, according to a recent briefing prepared by retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey.

The Insider | August 31, 2009

BAE Systems today called the news of Oshkosh's surprising win in the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle "rebuy" competition "disappointing" but said the company would continue to deliver FMTVs through the fourth quarter of FY-10.

Daily News | August 27, 2009

Oshkosh announced today that it has won the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles "rebuy" contract, marking a stunning upset of incumbent BAE Systems.

The Insider | August 26, 2009

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has plenty of advice for the Army when it comes to the restructured Future Combat Systems program.

The Insider | August 17, 2009

The Army is in standing up a new center intended to improve the efficiency of its unmanned aircraft system efforts, service officials said last week.

The Insider | August 13, 2009

Lockheed Martin today celebrated a milestone in its development of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, driving one of its operational prototypes through a banner to mark 50,000 miles of combined testing on four prototypes.

Daily News | August 12, 2009

The Pentagon will face "difficult situations" because of its increased spending on the development of complex systems without enough funding to procure them in sufficient quantities, according to an analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

The Insider | August 6, 2009

After seven years of underfunding of the war in Afghanistan, President Obama will have to funnel more resources to Afghanistan operations if he hopes to win there, according to a new report.

Daily News | August 4, 2009

Congress has approved a roughly $350 million reprogramming for the Future Combat Systems program, allowing the transfer of funding needed to offset cost increases in network hardware and software.

Daily News | August 4, 2009

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted today to favorably report out the nominations of John McHugh to be Army secretary and Joseph Westphal to be under secretary.

The Insider | August 3, 2009

Though Defense Secretary Robert Gates was right to cancel the vehicle component of the Army's Future Combat Systems program, the service needs a new modernization strategy to ensure it does not repeat "the mistakes of the past," according to a new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report.

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