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 15, 2021

The Defense Department is seeking public comment on a proposed acquisition regulation that would require major federal suppliers to publicly disclose greenhouse gas emissions and "climate-related financial risk," while also mandating "science-based reduction targets."

Daily News | October 14, 2021

Congress has granted the Defense Department permission to reprogram $3 billion in spending across a variety of accounts, though DOD had wanted to reprogram $4.4 billion, according to a new document from the Pentagon comptroller’s office.

The Insider | October 13, 2021

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency today announced the resignation of director Heidi Grant, one of the top U.S. officials overseeing foreign military sales.

Daily News | October 13, 2021

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said yesterday the service is advancing a series of developmental technologies necessary to dominate land warfare in the 21st century, but he provided scant details on what missions and weapon systems the Army is prepared to leave behind as it shifts focus away from the Middle East and toward China.

Daily News | October 12, 2021

The Army intends to spend around $16 billion over the next 15 years to modernize all its depots, arsenals and ammunition plants as the service shifts its logistics posture to compete more directly with China, according to a senior official. (UPDATED)

Daily News | October 11, 2021

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth today acknowledged the tensions between the Army and other the U.S. military services as the Pentagon is structuring its multiyear budget strategy, especially since deterring the "pacing threat" of China means accepting geographic realities in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Insider | October 11, 2021

The annual Association of the United States Army conference is being held in Washington this week.

Daily News | October 8, 2021

A top Pentagon energy official, discussing a newly released Climate Adaptation Plan, said today the department intends to use its vast procurement power to address the impacts of climate change, specifically with greenhouse gas emissions in the defense supply chain.

Daily News | October 7, 2021

The nominee tapped for a senior Pentagon technology post told lawmakers today he will work to increase the participation of commercial companies in defense acquisition and, if confirmed, is planning to review the department's current prototyping strategy and processes for any "undue bias" favoring large, traditional defense contractors.

Daily News | October 7, 2021

The Pentagon has released a new Climate Adaptation Plan poised to have significant impacts on budget and acquisition decisions.

The Insider | October 6, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned today that Congress would damage U.S. national security, military families, and countless federal contractors if it allows the nation to default on its debt.

Daily News | October 5, 2021

The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency has announced all holders of Defense Department security clearances have now been enrolled in a continuous vetting program that replaces the previous practice of periodic reinvestigations every five to 10 years.

The Insider | October 5, 2021

The Defense Department is mandating all civilian employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Nov. 22.

Daily News | October 4, 2021

The Defense Department is reprograming nearly $400 million in spending to cover shortfalls in several areas, including the operation of Air Force and Space Force installations and mobility aircraft, according to a new notice from the Pentagon comptroller.

The Insider | October 4, 2021

The National Defense Industrial Association has elected 16 new board members.

The Insider | October 4, 2021

Lawmakers this week will consider nominees for several senior Pentagon positions.

Daily News | October 1, 2021

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said a new defense pact between the United States, the U.K. and Australia, which, among other things, will allow access to sensitive U.S. submarine technology, demonstrates how global opinion is “shifting” regarding the perceived need to deter China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific region, especially when it comes to undersea capabilities.

The Insider | September 30, 2021

The House and Senate voted today to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded through Dec. 3, thus avoiding a midnight shutdown.

The Insider | September 30, 2021

The Senate voted 65-35 today to pass a stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government open through Dec. 3. The House is expected to quickly pass the bill, thus averting a government shutdown at midnight.

Daily News | September 28, 2021

The acting Pentagon acquisition chief said today the Defense Department has begun a new series of weapon system reviews that could impact future budget and programming decisions.

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