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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The Insider | August 21, 2017

There are no planned events for the week ahead. Congress is out and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to the Middle East and Europe.

The Insider | August 18, 2017

The House's current fiscal year 2018 appropriations legislation would force a $72.4 billion cut to defense spending if it is passed into law in violation of the 2011 Budget Control Act, according to a sequestration update report sent to Congress by the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The Insider | August 18, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is embarking on a trip to the Middle and Europe on Saturday to “re-affirm the enduring U.S. commitment to strategic partnerships,” according to a statement from the Pentagon.

Daily News | August 17, 2017

The White House Office of Management and Budget wants the Defense Department to give “special focus” to missile defense, hypersonic weapons, autonomous and space-based systems as well as other technologies when drawing up research and development investments for fiscal year 2019, according to a recent memo.

The Insider | August 17, 2017

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

Daily News | August 17, 2017

Former top Defense Department weapons testers are concerned a new bureaucratic shake-up, combined with the possible departure of Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), could weaken their former office’s influence on decisions to procure multibillion-dollar weapon systems.

Daily News | August 16, 2017

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee have sent a letter to President Trump seeking his support for an additional $2.5 billion in missile defense funding for fiscal year 2018 in response to threats from North Korea.

The Insider | August 14, 2017

There are few formal events scheduled for the week ahead as the United States continues its diplomatic efforts to address the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. Congress is out of town.

The Insider | August 10, 2017

President Trump is pledging to announce a plan within the next week to increase U.S. missile defense spending by "a substantial number of billions" in response to threats from North Korea.

The Insider | August 10, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, voicing support Wednesday for continued diplomatic talks with North Korea, declined to discuss specifics with reporters regarding the nuclear threat posed by Pyongyang, but added that a "military solution" does exist in the event one is needed.

The Insider | August 10, 2017

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

The Insider | August 10, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) has filed legislation proposing a new U.S. strategy for the 16-year war in Afghanistan and also rebuked the Trump administration for failing to provide one.

The Insider | August 09, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today North Korea's “actions will continue to be grossly overmatched by” those of the United States and stressed the futility and catastrophic potential of a nuclear conflict or arms race.

The Insider | August 09, 2017

Former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work has joined the board of advisers at data analytics firm Govini, according to the company.

The Insider | August 08, 2017

The Defense Department has extended the period for which it will accept feedback on reducing specific regulatory burdens.

The Insider | August 07, 2017

The Pentagon on Friday evening released, without context, a memo on ethical conduct penned by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, but a spokesman says it "was not tied to any one specific thing."

The Insider | August 07, 2017

Several industry earnings calls are slated for this week, along with two defense conferences featuring senior Pentagon leaders and military officials. Congress is out of town until September.

Daily News | August 03, 2017

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department's former acquisition chief, expects the new effort to reorganize the Pentagon's acquisition structure, released this week, to end badly.

The Insider | August 03, 2017

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

Daily News | August 02, 2017

The Defense Department, tasked with reorganizing the office that oversees its massive acquisition system, proposes replacing it with a new management structure focused on technological superiority and program efficiency, according to a new report delivered to Congress.

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