Tony Bertuca

Tony Bertuca is chief editor of Inside the Pentagon, the flagship publication of InsideDefense, where he focuses on defense budget and acquisition policy. He previously worked for the Sun-Times News Group in his hometown of Chicago, IL, and at the New Hampshire Union Leader in Manchester, NH. Tony has also served as managing editor of Inside the Army. He has a master's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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Daily News | December 11, 2017

Washington insiders who have seen elements of the unfinished National Defense Strategy say it will create a framework that requires the Pentagon to focus on modernization over a more traditional buildup of military forces.

Daily News | December 08, 2017

With Congress poised to pass tax reform legislation that could grow the federal deficit, some analysts and experts say they expect defense spending to face new constraints.

Daily News | December 08, 2017

The Defense Department will continue to use its controversial Overseas Contingency Operations account to fund the $4.5 billion European Reassurance Initiative, despite a recommendation from the Government Accountability Office that the Pentagon move ERI spending into its more stable base budget.

The Insider | December 07, 2017

The Senate, by a vote of 81-14, tonight passed a two-week extension to a stopgap continuing resolution, averting a government shutdown and extending budget negotiations to Dec. 22.

The Insider | December 07, 2017

The House, with a vote of 235-192, passed a two-week extension to a stopgap continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown Friday. The measure now moves to the Senate.

Daily News | December 07, 2017

The Defense Department is preparing for a government shutdown Friday, an event senior Pentagon officials say would halt pay for U.S. soldiers, damage military readiness and disrupt key defense contracts.

Daily News | December 07, 2017

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has asked Congress to consider legislation to reduce existing requirements for the Defense Department to get detailed cost and pricing data from defense contractors on sole-source contracts.

The Insider | December 07, 2017

Here are a few must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

Daily News | December 06, 2017

The chairwoman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee says she's optimistic Republicans and Democrats will avert a government shutdown Friday and ultimately reach a budget deal that boosts defense spending through the Pentagon's controversial war-funding account.

The Insider | December 06, 2017

The Defense Department announced today there are 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria, after last month reporting there were only 500.

The Insider | December 06, 2017

The Air National Guard has deployed an M-Q9 Reaper drone to assist local authorities fight an outbreak of wildfires in Ventura County, CA, according to a Pentagon spokesman.

The Insider | December 05, 2017

Senate Republicans and Democrats today voiced their support for a brief extension to a stopgap continuing resolution that would prevent a federal government shutdown Friday.

The Insider | December 05, 2017

Former NASA administrator Mike Griffin has been nominated to be the Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering, a new post created by Congress to serve as the department's de facto chief innovation officer.

Daily News | December 04, 2017

President Trump's plans for a military buildup, which include a 355-ship Navy and the increase of more than 200,000 troops, exceed legislative cost caps by $295 billion over the next four years and would drive the Pentagon's base budget to $688 billion by 2027, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.

The Insider | December 04, 2017

Democrats will head to the White House on Thursday, the eve of a possible government shutdown, to resume budget negotiations with President Trump and GOP leaders, according to a joint statement from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Daily News | December 02, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Defense Department expects to release in fiscal year 2018 a modernization blueprint to guide future investments in technological capabilities, the Pentagon's acquisition chief said Saturday.

Daily News | December 02, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) today offered lukewarm support for a two-week extension to a stopgap spending measure needed to avert a government shutdown, but said he has told House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) his support will not continue past Christmas.

Daily News | December 02, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The chief executive of L3 Technologies said today he'd prefer Congress increase the fiscal year 2018 defense budget rather than continue advancing a massive tax reform package.

Daily News | December 02, 2017

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Pentagon acquisition chief, flanked by the House majority leader and Northrop Grumman's chief executive, said Saturday the United States needs to loosen export controls to allow greater sharing and sales of information and technology with U.S. partners and allies.

The Insider | December 02, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced legislation to extend the continuing resolution from Dec. 8 to Dec. 22, according to a statement from Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ).

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