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 | June 22, 2009

The Army should focus its new ground combat vehicle effort on providing a Bradley and M113 replacement while planning upgrades for the Abrams tank, the Paladin and the Stryker vehicle program, the House Armed Services Committee says in its report on the fiscal year 2010 defense bill.

The Insider | June 22, 2009

The House Armed Services Committee is focusing on safety in Army tactical wheeled vehicles, calling for increased egress enhancements and a report on fire suppression systems.

Daily News | June 18, 2009

The chairman of the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee today blasted the Quadrennial Defense Review as neither valuable nor reliable.

Daily News | June 18, 2009

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) today criticized the Army and its contractors for forging ahead with work on the Future Combat Systems manned ground vehicle component, even after Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceled the effort.

Daily News | June 12, 2009

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said this week that he has seen the final version of the acquisition decision memorandum that will restructure the Future Combat Systems program.

The Insider | June 11, 2009

As Inside the Army first reported yesterday, the service has a big event going on next Monday.

Daily News | June 11, 2009

The Army announced today a June 15 workshop that will convene a wide range of individuals including retired Army officials, think tank representatives and DOD leaders to work on "a way ahead for the Army to develop a new ground combat vehicle."

Daily News | June 10, 2009

The Army is slated to host a group of Army, Defense Department, think tank and retired officers next week as part of a panel meant to inform the service's new ground combat vehicle effort.

The Insider | June 10, 2009

The Army will never move away from a “significant reliance” on contractors, despite efforts to in-source more jobs and provide greater contractor oversight, the Army secretary said earlier this week.

Daily News | June 9, 2009

Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said today that he has seen the final version of the acquisition decision memorandum that will restructure the Future Combat Systems program.

Daily News | June 4, 2009

With less than a month to go before an expected production award, the powerful Joint Requirements Oversight Council has approved a major expansion of the military's requirement for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, lighter MRAPs bound for troops in Afghanistan.

Daily News | June 4, 2009

The Army announced today that it will postpone for one year the inactivation of two units from U.S. European Command, citing "a larger effort to relieve the extraordinary demands that are being placed on the Army's corps headquarters and that have reduced 'dwell time' to unacceptably low levels."

Daily News | June 2, 2009

The Pentagon will save billions by canceling the manned ground vehicle component of the Future Combat Systems program, though the Army will by 2030 be using nearly 50-year-old vehicles, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.

The Insider | June 2, 2009

The Army announced today the official halt to its plan to add three brigade combat teams in adherence with Defense Secretary Robert Gates' decision to keep the number at 45 BCTs, not the anticipated 48.

Daily News | May 19, 2009

The Army, like the other services, has delivered an unusually short unfunded requirements list to Congress for fiscal year 2010, detailing needs totaling less than $1 billion.

Daily News | May 19, 2009

Emphasizing that the overall Future Combat Systems program has not been terminated, the Army's chief of staff today said the service must use "discipline" in adhering to the requirements it develops for the new ground combat platforms that will replace the manned ground vehicles cut from FCS.

Daily News | May 19, 2009

Boeing and Science Applications International Corp. announced today the successful completion of the Future Combat Systems program's preliminary design review, held last week.

The Insider | May 19, 2009

The Army does not require more active -duty end strength authority than it now has, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said today.

The Insider | May 15, 2009

During a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, Rep. John McHugh (R-NY), the committee's ranking member, asked Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey whether the decrease in procurement spending in the administration's fiscal year 2010 budget request represents the “start of a procurement holiday.”

Daily News | May 14, 2009

The Army and Marine Corps are set to review next month the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the next-generation humvee development effort that came under fire from the Marine Corps commandant last month.

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