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 8, 2008

The total price tag for the Army's Stryker program has jumped nearly $2.6 billion to $15.7 billion, a hike that reflects a recent decision to purchase an additional 640 of the eight-wheeled combat vehicles, according to a new Pentagon report.

Daily News | April 2, 2008

Pentagon leaders are laying the groundwork for extending production of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in order to maintain industrial production capacity and replace vehicles lost in combat, a move that could keep some armored truck manufacturing lines churning longer than previously expected.

Daily News | February 21, 2008

The Army is in the process of restoring public access to an online library home to numerous unclassified service documents after the Federation of American Scientists filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking for all of the library's contents.

Daily News | February 5, 2008

MONTEREY, CA -- The Army and Marine Corps released today a request for proposals for the technology development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, kicking off a hotly anticipated competition to build more than 50,000 of the humvee replacements.

Daily News | January 31, 2008

The Defense Department and Congress need to take decisive steps to establish the National Guard and Reserves as an operational reserve force, strengthening its collective homeland defense role and bettering its personnel support, according to the latest and final report of an independent panel.

Daily News | January 4, 2008

The Government Accountability Office has rejected a contract protest filed by the incumbent producer of the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station, allowing a Norwegian company to proceed as planned with its $1 billion award.

Daily News | December 18, 2007

The Defense Department is shifting $9 billion into service accounts to pay for the continued production and transportation of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

Daily News | October 31, 2007

Army Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz has been nominated as director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

Daily News | September 25, 2007

The longtime contract holder for a remotely operated weapon system filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office this week over a recently awarded $1 billion contract.

Daily News | September 12, 2007

The Defense Department should dramatically increase spending on science and technology research to keep pace with emerging threats, DOD's top research official says in a new paper that calls current funding levels "inadequate."

Daily News | September 6, 2007

The Pentagon is poised to cap the size of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program at approximately 14,000 vehicles, setting up a need for approximately 6,000 additional blast-proof trucks next year and requiring up to $9 billion more in fiscal year 2008, according to defense sources.

Daily News | September 5, 2007

The Bush administration should request at least $15 billion more for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles in fiscal year 2008 to ensure contractors can produce as many as the Pentagon can put to use in Iraq, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) contends in a letter sent to Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Daily News | August 22, 2007

The Army today awarded Norway's Kongsberg Defense a $1 billion contract to produce Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station systems, which allow gunners to remain inside protected vehicles while firing weapons.

Daily News | August 6, 2007

Retired Gen. Montgomery Meigs, who has led the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization since its inception, is expected to leave his position within the next few months, according to JIEDDO.

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