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 18, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis wants House and Senate lawmakers to know he is opposed to several provisions in their versions of the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill as they head into conference committee deliberations, according to an Oct. 17 letter sent to Capitol Hill and obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 17, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has appointed several new officials to senior leadership roles at the Pentagon, including one to helm the office for managing defense industrial base policy, according to a Defense Department announcement.

The Insider | October 17, 2017

The Senate voted today to begin conference committee negotiations for the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill and named the entire Senate Armed Services Committee as conferees.

The Insider | October 17, 2017

The Senate voted 79-17 today to confirm David Trachtenberg as the next principal deputy to the under secretary of defense for policy.

Daily News | October 17, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Defense Department is operating at 19 percent excess capacity and is urging Congress to authorize another round of base realignment and closures, according to a new report sent to Capitol Hill and obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 17, 2017

Michèle Flournoy, the chief executive of the Center for a New American Security who was once thought to be a leading candidate for defense secretary, will be leaving CNAS at the end of the year to start her own strategic advisory firm, according to an announcement from the think tank.

The Insider | October 16, 2017

The Defense Innovation Board will convene Oct. 24 at the Pentagon to discuss a variety of recommendations for the Defense Department, including the establishment of a new technology "accelerator," according to an Oct. 16 Federal Register notice.

Daily News | October 16, 2017

The Defense Department has prioritized transitioning its segmented network to a cloud-based computing system, but senior DOD cyber officials are wrestling with the implications for information security and contractors.

The Insider | October 16, 2017

Senior military leaders are scheduled to speak at several events in Washington this week. Also, the Senate is back in session, while the House is out of town.

The Insider | October 12, 2017

House Republicans and Democrats have named conferees for the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill, according to a statement from the House Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | October 12, 2017

The House, by unanimous consent, voted today to enter into conference with the Senate to consider the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | October 12, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday Democrats would fight for equal increases for defense and non-defense spending as negotiations for a final fiscal year 2018 appropriations package get underway.

The Insider | October 12, 2017

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The Insider | October 11, 2017

President Trump has selected John Rood as his nominee to be the next under secretary of defense for policy, according to a White House announcement. 

Daily News | October 11, 2017

The Pentagon's new acquisition chief is seeking to cut in half the time it takes to award contracts, hinting at new pilot programs and highlighting software development as a significant capability gap for the military.

The Insider | October 10, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) praised the Army's plans to shake up its modernization strategy, calling it "an example of the kind of bold steps that will be necessary to fix a broken system."

The Insider | October 10, 2017

Former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin is the top candidate to be President Trump's nominee to serve as the Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering, according to multiple sources.

The Insider | October 09, 2017

The week ahead is driven by the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington, which is scheduled to draw a long list of senior Pentagon officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

House and Senate appropriators have denied the Defense Department's request to transfer $50 million to begin a new program to develop a commercially based, micro-synthetic aperture radar satellite prototype aimed at "deep learning analytics" to improve the speed and exploitation of raw satellite imagery.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

The Defense Department has begun fiscal year 2018 without a new budget, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is calling on all Pentagon personnel to remain committed to three core lines of effort: restoring military readiness, strengthening global alliances and reforming DOD business practices.

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