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 | January 20, 2021

New Defense Department officials and staffers were sworn in today after the inauguration of President Biden. 

The Insider | January 20, 2021

David Norquist has officially become acting defense secretary, following the inauguration of President Biden.

Daily News | January 20, 2021

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord departs the Pentagon today as one of the few senior defense officials to remain at her post over the past four years, bucking the high-level personnel churn characteristic of the Trump administration.

The Insider | January 19, 2021

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, whom President-elect Biden has nominated to serve as defense secretary, today pledged to recuse himself for a period of four years from all matters involving Raytheon Technologies, where he previously served on the board of directors.

Daily News | January 19, 2021

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin has committed to several key Defense Department reviews if confirmed as defense secretary and asserted his belief that military spending is unlikely to be increased in the near future.

The Insider | January 19, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee has canceled a planned Thursday hearing with retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, whom President-elect Biden has nominated to become defense secretary.

The Insider | January 18, 2021

President-elect Biden will be inaugurated this week and lawmakers are scheduled to hold hearings with retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden's nominee for defense secretary.

The Insider | January 15, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) has introduced legislation that would grant a waiver for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as defense secretary.

Daily News | January 15, 2021

A bipartisan panel of current and former government officials, including Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), spoke Thursday about threats to the U.S. defense industrial base, specifically addressing the tension between on-shoring to protect supply chains and competing with China around the globe.

The Insider | January 15, 2021

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller said today he is eager to leave his job next week when President-elect Biden is inaugurated, but added that part of him wishes he could have worked on the Defense Department's notoriously challenging acquisition process.

Daily News | January 14, 2021

The Pentagon, which saw four years of chaotic senior leadership churn under President Trump, is preparing for yet another change in personnel, this time for the team nominated by President-elect Biden.

The Insider | January 14, 2021

The Republican Study Committee, a House group that advocates conservative policies, opposes granting a congressional waiver to retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as defense secretary.

Daily News | January 13, 2021

The Pentagon's chief weapons tester says the government needs to spend the next 10 years updating weapons testing processes and infrastructure, paying special attention to space and cyber capabilities.

The Insider | January 13, 2021

The House voted 232-197 today to impeach President Trump on the grounds he incited the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week that left five people dead.

Daily News | January 12, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee, in advance of a scheduled Jan. 19 nomination hearing for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as defense secretary, today questioned experts about the perceived erosion of civil-military relations at the Pentagon.

Daily News | January 11, 2021

Congress, after overriding President Trump's veto, has passed a defense policy bill that immediately eliminates the office of the Defense Department's chief management officer, a post lawmakers established in 2017 intending it become the third-most senior job in the Pentagon.

Daily News | January 11, 2021

The Pentagon is restructuring several key offices and beefing up their authorities now that Congress has eliminated the post of chief management officer, according to Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist.

The Insider | January 11, 2021

In advance of his Jan. 19 nomination hearing, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, whom President-elect Biden has picked to lead the Defense Department, has disclosed the extent of his financial relationships with defense contractors Raytheon Technologies and Booz Allen Hamilton, as well as other companies he has worked for since leaving the military.

The Insider | January 11, 2021

Senior Pentagon officials are slated to participate in several virtual events this week.

The Insider | January 8, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he intends to hold a hearing Jan. 21 with retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, President-elect Biden's nominee for defense secretary.

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