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 | April 22, 2019

Senior defense officials are scheduled to appear around the Washington area this week, while a host of large defense companies hold quarterly earnings calls. Congress remains out on spring recess.

The Insider | April 19, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said he will be meeting with Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya at the Pentagon today to discuss ways in which the industrial bases of both nations can work more closely on next-generation technologies in the areas of cyber, space and autonomy.

Daily News | April 17, 2019

Speculation is mounting at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill that President Trump will nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to the full position upon the conclusion of an inspector general ethics investigation, which government officials said is expected soon.

Daily News | April 16, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan has directed Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord to begin planning for alternative supply options for Turkish-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighter parts in the event Turkey remains suspended from the program or is expelled for its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system, according to a defense official.

The Insider | April 16, 2019

The Pentagon comptroller wants all potential omnibus reprogramming requests for fiscal year 2019 to be submitted by April 22, according to a new memo.

Daily News | April 16, 2019

Defense industry advocates say they are waiting for the Pentagon to implement more than 150 acquisition reform measures passed into law several years ago, and they hope new legislation being drafted by House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) will do something to break up the bureaucratic logjam.

The Insider | April 15, 2019

Congress is out this week, but several senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to make appearances around the Washington area.

Daily News | April 09, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX), who had spearheaded a host of defense acquisition and business reforms in recent years, said today he is preparing to ink a bill targeting "bureaucratic foot-dragging" at the Pentagon to ensure those reforms are being implemented.

The Insider | April 09, 2019

Senate Armed Services Committee panels will begin closed-session consideration of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill May 19, with a final, closed mark-up scheduled for May 22, according to a statement from the committee.

The Insider | April 09, 2019

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, has been nominated to be vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, according to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

Daily News | April 08, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord wants life-cycle and sustainment costs to be key considerations for any middle-tier acquisition program seeking the use of rapid fielding authority, according to a recent memo from her office.

The Insider | April 08, 2019

The week ahead is packed with congressional hearings, including one featuring acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, who is expected to discuss the Pentagon's Space Force proposal.

The Insider | April 04, 2019

The Overseas Contingency Operations account was introduced in 2009 to fund wars abroad, meant to give the Pentagon greater flexibility to pay for unexpected costs.

Daily News | April 03, 2019

The Overseas Contingency Operations account was introduced in 2009 to fund wars abroad, meant to give the Pentagon greater flexibility to pay for unexpected costs.

The Insider | April 02, 2019

The Democrat-led House Budget Committee has released a two-year spending deal that would fund defense at $733 billion in fiscal year 2020 and $749 billion in fiscal year 2021, the final years of the 2011 Budget Control Act.

The Insider | April 01, 2019

The Defense Department has suspended delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey in response to Turkey's continued acquisition of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system, according to a statement from the Pentagon.

The Insider | April 01, 2019

The Defense Department is considering several changes to acquisition regulations that establish a preference for fixed-price contracts, according to a Federal Register notice.

The Insider | April 01, 2019

The week ahead is packed with congressional hearings as senior Pentagon officials head to Capitol Hill to make the case for the fiscal year 2020 budget.

Daily News | March 27, 2019

The Pentagon-funded construction of 57 miles of fencing on the southern border can begin immediately, according to acting Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist, who confirmed the Army Corps of Engineers has received a controversial $1 billion transfer to begin issuing contracts.

Daily News | March 26, 2019

U.S. Special Operations Command has sent Congress a nearly $200 million list of unfunded priorities, highlighting the need to counter unmanned aerial systems, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

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