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 | April 2, 2009

A nascent offshoot of the massive Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program has been significantly shaken up with the news that one competitor is no longer part of the pool of contractors under consideration -- and one is protesting an unspecified "technicality" in the government's evaluation of its proposal.

The Insider | March 31, 2009

Speaking to reporters at a breakfast in Washington this morning, Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, emphasized his previous work to bring the research and development work of the commercial auto industry and the military vehicle business together -- and said he'd “continue to do that.”

Daily News | March 26, 2009

Top Army generals won't be attending today's hearing before the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee on the Future Combat Systems program.

The Insider | March 26, 2009

Although the Army decided not to attend this afternoon's House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee hearing on the Future Combat Systems program, subcommittee chairman Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) -- who was not happy about the Army's decision -- entered the March 17 testimony of Lt. Gen. Ross Thompson, military deputy to the Army acquisition executive, and Maj. Gen. John Bartley, program manager for FCS, into the formal record.

The Insider | March 19, 2009

The House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee has rescheduled its hearing on the Future Combat Systems program for next week.

The Insider | March 17, 2009

A much-anticipated House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee hearing on the Future Combat Systems program -- scheduled for 3 p.m. today -- has been postponed.

Daily News | March 12, 2009

An upcoming milestone review for the Future Combat Systems program provides a much-needed opportunity for the Army and the Defense Department to assess the maturity of the program and adapt their approach accordingly, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report on the Army's top modernization effort.

Daily News | March 11, 2009

The leaders of the Army's acquisition and logistics communities are working together to ensure efficiency in providing materiel for the service, particularly as the Army looks toward Afghanistan, a senior official said today.

Daily News | March 11, 2009

The fiscal year 2010 budget should force the Army to make hard choices between growing the force and buying the items on its acquisition wish list, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee.

The Insider | March 10, 2009

The Pentagon must return to the three key principles: Focusing on actions rather than intent; decisive leadership; and meaningful strategy based on detailed plans and budgets, according to Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Daily News | March 6, 2009

The Government Accountability Office has prepared a highly critical report on the Army's Future Combat Systems that questions the fundamentals of the program, from its maturity level to its budget, according to sources familiar with a draft of the document.

The Insider | March 4, 2009

The Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, is seeking an "Ike Skelton Chair of Counterinsurgency" to serve “as the focal point for the diffusion of knowledge within CGSC and its three schools . . .

Daily News | March 3, 2009

The protesters in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle effort offered vehicles far less mature than those proposed by the winners and made accusations "without merit" against the evaluation process, according to the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | February 26, 2009

As the economy declines and Defense Department spending tightens, the amount of money going to National Guard recruiting and retention will get close scrutiny, according to the director of the National Guard Bureau.

Daily News | February 26, 2009

The Army and Marine Corps have officially announced a partnership with Australia on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the Defense Department's effort to develop a next-generation humvee.

Daily News | February 26, 2009

The elevation of the National Guard Bureau director to a four-star position was a "fundamental" change that has provided him access to the most senior-level meetings in the Army, Air Force and Defense Department, according to the general now in that position.

The Insider | February 25, 2009

The National Guard Bureau is welcoming its share of the latest stimulus legislation and readying to make use of it.

Daily News | February 19, 2009

Congress has approved a Pentagon request to transfer $100 million from Army procurement funds to support the early stages of the new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicle effort, according to a previously unreported reprogramming document.

Daily News | February 17, 2009

The Government Accountability Office has denied the protests filed by two industry competitors in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, according to a GAO official.

Daily News | February 11, 2009

The Army must train in a way that recognizes the critical role of interagency cooperation, the commanding general of the Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, said today.

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