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 5, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today "it is very much possible" that by the end of the day lawmakers could agree on a bipartisan path for the stalled fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | December 4, 2019

Lawmakers negotiating the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill have decided it would be best for congressional appropriators to address President Trump's use of Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without the consent of Congress, though the authorization bill remains stalled over other issues.

Daily News | December 4, 2019

The Pentagon's top policy official said today he favors some of the proposals being promoted by current and former government officials who seek to establish a new technology transfer oversight regime for the United States and its most trusted allies.

The Insider | December 4, 2019

The senior Pentagon official who certified in May that Ukraine should receive $250 million in U.S. military aid because it had made sufficient progress combating corruption said today he never got a "very clear explanation" from the White House as to why the funds were delayed over the summer.

Daily News | December 3, 2019

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) said today the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill is being "held hostage" by legislative disagreements beyond his committee's jurisdiction and can only be finalized by Republican and Democratic party leaders.

Daily News | December 2, 2019

Congress' inability to pass a fiscal year 2020 budget is delaying the start of a Pentagon study that could change the way defense contractors have been paid for years.

The Insider | December 2, 2019

Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak around the Washington area this week, while several defense companies are slated to participate in conferences and earnings calls.

Daily News | December 2, 2019

The Pentagon's new director of intellectual property began work last week focused on standing up a "cadre" of experts who can advise and train defense acquisition teams.

The Insider | November 26, 2019

The Defense Department spent $25 billion, or 4% of its annual budget, to operate and support military bases around the world, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report.

Daily News | November 25, 2019

Mike Griffin, the under secretary of defense for research and engineering, has tasked the Defense Science Board with reviewing the U.S. defense industrial base to identify "proactive" steps needed to increase depth, breadth and security.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today he asked for the resignation of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer after being told by a senior White House official that Spencer had a made a "secret proposal" to President Trump concerning how he would handle the case of a Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.

The Insider | November 25, 2019

Congress is out this week and there are few scheduled events because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Daily News | November 21, 2019

Pentagon officials warned defense contractors today that Congress could be inching closer toward a yearlong stopgap spending bill that could prevent the Defense Department from starting new acquisition programs.

The Insider | November 21, 2019

The Senate voted 74-20 to pass a four-week extension to a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through Dec. 20.

The Insider | November 20, 2019

Pentagon official Laura Cooper told House impeachment investigators today that her staff on July 25 became aware that Ukrainian officials had inquired about delayed military aid, potentially undermining a key talking point that GOP lawmakers have used to defend President Trump for weeks.

The Insider | November 19, 2019

The House has voted 231-192 to extend a stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded until Dec. 20.

The Insider | November 19, 2019

As the Pentagon prepares to wade back into the controversial matter of contract financing reform, Inside Defense has taken a comprehensive look at the remarkable chain of events that unfolded the first time DOD tackled this issue.

The Insider | November 18, 2019

House Democrats have proposed extending a stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded until Dec. 20.

The Insider | November 18, 2019

Congress is expected to vote on a continuing resolution to keep the federal government open until Dec. 20. Meanwhile, senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak around the Washington area.

Daily News | November 18, 2019

When the Pentagon's top negotiator told a public meeting last year that a controversial proposal to change the way the Defense Department paid contractors had been approved at the highest levels, the defense industry was worried.

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