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 | October 6, 2008

Army leaders are "actively working" to determine whether the service's plans to boost its end strength are sufficient as it prepares for a new administration next year, according to the chief of staff.

The Insider | October 3, 2008

During last night's vice presidential debate, Democratic nominee Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) gave a brief shout-out to Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Daily News | October 3, 2008

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig McKinley to serve not only as chief of the National Guard Bureau but also as its first four-star chief.

Daily News | September 30, 2008

High-ranking members of the House Armed Services Committee are urging Defense Secretary Robert Gates to examine the ramifications of a proposal to significantly reduce funding for Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Stryker vehicles in order to boost the budget of the Future Combat Systems starting in fiscal year 2010.

Daily News | September 29, 2008

House and Senate conferees have provided less than half of the funding requested for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization in their fiscal year 2009 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | September 22, 2008

The New York Times reports that the Defense Department has been slow to train military personnel in different languages, particularly Arabic.

Daily News | September 19, 2008

The Pentagon is reprogramming unused Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle procurement and operations and maintenance funding to resource upgrades on existing vehicles.

The Insider | September 19, 2008

Talk of the Pentagon's goal of institutionalizing the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization flared back up again this week on Capitol Hill, where Bradley Berkson, director for programs, analysis and evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, assured lawmakers that the Pentagon has increased its base budget funding for JIEDDO in the future years defense plan, among other steps.

Daily News | September 4, 2008

The Pentagon today awarded what could be the last set of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle contracts to three manufacturers that have already delivered the blast-proof trucks.

Daily News | August 22, 2008

The Army and Marine Corps yesterday released a request for information calling on industry to provide a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle that has the maneuverability of a humvee but still offers high protection against explosively formed penetrators and rocket-propelled grenades.

Daily News | August 19, 2008

The Army announced today that it expects to award technology development contracts in October for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the joint Army-Marine Corps effort to field a next-generation humvee.

Daily News | August 7, 2008

The Pentagon's top weapons buyer has decided the Army cannot spend any fiscal year 2009 money for Stryker Mobile Gun System procurement without fixing the deficiencies identified in testing and that the program will face a Defense Acquisition Board review of its progress possibly as early as the end of the calendar year.

Daily News | August 6, 2008

Funds for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization will level off and increasingly be included in the base budget, according to the organization's leader.

Daily News | July 17, 2008

The Defense Department announced today contract awards for 773 more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and suggested the entire order would be sent to Afghanistan.

Daily News | July 16, 2008

The undetermined operation and sustainment costs of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles are likely to pose budgetary challenges for the Army, which will have to account for MRAPs as it works to fund key programs like Future Combat Systems and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

Daily News | July 9, 2008

The Army's $6.3 billion bid to rapidly field a replacement for its aging fleet of Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters is facing significant new cost growth that could derail it for good.

Daily News | May 1, 2008

Senate lawmakers have fully supported the Army's fiscal year 2009 funding request for Future Combat Systems and voted to significantly increase the budget for combating improvised explosive devices.

Daily News | April 23, 2008

After first being tapped to serve as the Army's next vice chief of staff, Gen. Raymond Odierno has been picked to succeed Army Gen. David Petraeus as the top commander in Iraq, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | April 21, 2008

The Pentagon is shifting about $300 million from its Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fund to various service accounts to continue the production, testing and shipping of the blast-proof trucks, according to a new reprogramming action.

Daily News | April 15, 2008

The Army is planning to ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to issue a waiver that would allow the service to spend fiscal year 2008 money to buy the Stryker Mobile Gun System while it works to ensure the vehicle is operationally ready for all missions, as required by law, according to industry sources.

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