Marjorie Censer is the editor of Defense News. She was previously editor of Inside Defense. She also worked as the defense editor at Politico and as a staff writer at the Washington Post, the Carroll County Times and the Princeton Packet.
Carey Smith took over as chief executive of Parsons in April 2021. Since then, the contractor has kept up a busy pace of acquisitions, most recently picking up Xator, which specializes in cybersecurity, counter-drone technology, biometrics and more.
The Defense Department's inspector general recommends the Pentagon seek a refund of at least $20.8 million from TransDigm, a company long under fire for what department officials say is a pattern of collecting “excess profit.”