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 | October 21, 2019

A senior Pentagon official who oversees military policy on Ukraine is slated to testify this week before House committees conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The Insider | October 21, 2019

Senior defense officials are scheduled to appear around the Washington area this week, while several defense companies are slated to hold quarterly earnings calls.

Daily News | October 18, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said her office is set to unveil in December "the most transformational acquisition policy change we’ve seen in decades."

Daily News | October 17, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the United States is working on how it might keep selling weapons to Turkey, despite growing tensions over Ankara's ongoing military operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

The Insider | October 16, 2019

The Senate voted 85-7 to confirm Barbara Barrett as the next Air Force secretary.

Daily News | October 15, 2019

The Defense Department will not comply with a subpoena from House committees seeking information related to an impeachment inquiry into President Trump and the decision to withhold U.S. military aid to Ukraine.

The Insider | October 15, 2019

The State Department plans to craft waivers to continue U.S. arms sales to Turkey, despite escalating diplomatic tensions and economic sanctions over Ankara's ongoing military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, according to a senior defense official.

The Insider | October 14, 2019

The annual conference of the Association of the United States Army takes place in Washington this week, while Congress returns from recess.

The Insider | October 11, 2019

The United States plans to deploy additional forces to Saudi Arabia to deter Iran, including one Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, two Patriot missile batteries, one Air Expeditionary Wing and two fighter squadrons, according to a Pentagon statement.

Daily News | October 9, 2019

The Defense Department says it remains ready to work with Congress on questions about previously stalled U.S. military aid to Ukraine, but the White House's assertion that the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is illegitimate could leave DOD unable to respond to a subpoena it received from three House committees.

Daily News | October 8, 2019

The Defense Department's chief management officer says about 5% can be cut from the Pentagon's so-called "Fourth Estate" civilian management agencies next year, falling far short of the reductions Congress hoped to see.

The Insider | October 7, 2019

The Pentagon has been subpoenaed in the House's impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The Insider | October 7, 2019

Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to appear around the Washington area this week. Congress remains on recess.

Daily News | October 4, 2019

This fall will be an inflection point for Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord, who is working to finalize a series of acquisition reform initiatives intended to simplify and accelerate the military’s procurement process.

The Insider | October 3, 2019

The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Ukraine for 150 Javelin anti-tank missiles for $39 million, according to an announcement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The Insider | October 3, 2019

The Defense Department's Office of General Counsel has directed all Pentagon offices to provide any "pertinent" information related to the distribution of U.S. military aid to Ukraine, a matter at the heart of a House impeachment inquiry.

The Insider | September 30, 2019

Army Gen. Mark Milley today became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeding retiring Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford.

The Insider | September 30, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) says he will not seek re-election in 2020.

The Insider | September 30, 2019

Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to appear at events around the Washington area this week. Congress is in recess.

Daily News | September 27, 2019

The Pentagon inspector general is reviewing a request from lawmakers to investigate what role defense officials may have played in delaying military aid to Ukraine, a controversy at the heart of an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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