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 | July 31, 2009

The Defense Department, as expected, has awarded Oshkosh Corp. a $1.06 billion contract to build 1,700 additional Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, according to a DOD statement issued today.

The Insider | July 31, 2009

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program office today announced a deadline for foreign countries interested in participating in the initiative, which is seeking to provide a next-generation humvee.

Daily News | July 30, 2009

The president's nominee for Army secretary pledged at his confirmation hearing today to conduct a "thorough review" of the service's modernization investment strategy if his nomination is approved.

Daily News | July 30, 2009

Navistar, one of the losing competitors in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle Program, has asked members of Congress to delay additional awards to winning bidder Oshkosh, citing an outdated sole-source acquisition strategy and what it says is Oshkosh's unproven production capability, according to briefing slides obtained by Inside the Army.

The Insider | July 29, 2009

The Army has conducted its first tropical environment testing of the Stryker vehicle, according to the latest issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

Daily News | July 22, 2009

To temporarily increase the size of the Army, the Defense Department should use a budget amendment, rather than a reprogramming request, Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) said today.

Daily News | July 21, 2009

Though generally retaining most of the Army's requested funding for the Future Combat Systems program, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee is recommending several significant cuts to FCS in its version of the fiscal year 2010 legislation.

Daily News | July 20, 2009

The Army late last week issued a partial termination order to Boeing, formally canceling the Future Combat Systems manned ground vehicle program and setting the stage for contract-termination negotiations to begin.

Daily News | July 16, 2009

The Pentagon's top acquisition official is calling for an active role for the Marine Corps in the Army's new ground combat vehicle program, a development welcomed today by a senior Army officer who believes the Marines' participation will strengthen the effort.

Daily News | July 15, 2009

The Pentagon is seeking permission from Congress to reprogram about $350 million for the Future Combat Systems program, with most of the funding needed to offset cost increases in network hardware and software, according to sources and documents.

Daily News | July 14, 2009

A senator today took steps to grow the Army sooner, offering an amendment to the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill that would provide the authority to add 30,000 troops in FY-10.

The Insider | July 14, 2009

Oshkosh announced today that its win in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle competition will mean a significant boost in its employee count.

Daily News | July 9, 2009

After announcing last week that Oshkosh would build the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, the Pentagon is transferring $3 billion from the MRAP fund to the Army and Marine Corps to cover the cost of the trucks.

Daily News | July 9, 2009

A new Obama administration policy restricting the Army from using fiscal year 2010 supplemental funds to recapitalize equipment has driven down the service's reset budget request, according to the Army's vice chief of staff.

Daily News | July 6, 2009

The Senate Armed Services Committee is recommending a significant decrease in fiscal year 2010 funding for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, slashing roughly $22 million from the joint effort to provide a next-generation humvee.

Daily News | July 1, 2009

The contract awarded to Oshkosh yesterday in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle competition will be worth as much as $3.3 billion, the Pentagon said in a statement today.

Daily News | July 1, 2009

The Pentagon intends to increase its contract with Oshkosh by the end of July to include the 3,000 vehicles needed to meet its requirement for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, a senior program official said today.

Daily News | June 30, 2009

The Army today awarded Oshkosh a nearly $1.1 billion contract for 2,244 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, capping a roughly seven-month process to buy lighter MRAPs for Afghanistan.

Daily News | June 24, 2009

The chairman of the powerful House Appropriations defense subcommittee said today that any increase in the Army's end strength would be temporary because "personnel costs are eating us alive."

Daily News | June 23, 2009

Within 30 days, the Army is required to brief the Pentagon acquisition executive on its planning for the "integrated acquisition programs" that will replace the Future Combat Systems effort, according to a much-anticipated acquisition decision memorandum issued today.

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