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.

Daily News | April 24, 2017

The Pentagon and other federal agencies are preparing contingency plans in the event of a government shutdown should Congress fail to pass an appropriations package or extend an ongoing stopgap spending measure by midnight Friday.

Daily News | April 21, 2017

As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office next week, the Pentagon and other federal agencies have been notified by the White House to begin precautionary preparations for a government shutdown in the event Congress cannot pass a budget bill by April 29 or agree to extend a stopgap spending measure.

Daily News | April 20, 2017

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, which faced an uncertain future at the start of the Trump administration, remains a priority now that Defense Secretary James Mattis runs the Pentagon and reports directly to him in the same way it did with his predecessor, Ash Carter, who established DIUx to inject greater innovation into the acquisition system.

The Insider | April 20, 2017

Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

The Insider | April 18, 2017

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) today announced it awarded 13 contract agreements for $12.3 million during the first two quarters of fiscal year 2017, bringing the total number of DIUx contracts since its founding to 25 for $48.8 million.

Daily News | April 17, 2017

The Pentagon, amid escalating tensions with North Korea and Russia, has named the team that will manage its first Nuclear Posture Review since 2010.

The Insider | April 14, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will embark on a trip to the Middle East and Africa on Monday, with scheduled stops in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar and Djibouti.

Daily News | April 14, 2017

Details have yet to emerge on how, or even if, the massive executive branch reorganization directed by the White House this week will impact the Pentagon, but some are voicing skepticism concerning any potential civilian workforce reductions.

The Insider | April 13, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with three major defense industry associations and executives Thursday to discuss issues ranging from weapons system acquisition to the Pentagon budget, according to a joint statement from the groups.

The Insider | April 13, 2017

Here's a few must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon:

Daily News | April 11, 2017

The Trump administration will end the federal hiring freeze Wednesday and embark on an ambitious new effort to restructure the executive branch, potentially cutting, consolidating and realigning federal agencies, according to White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

The Insider | April 10, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today it would be "ill-advised" for the Syrian government to ever again use chemical weapons, noting that an April 6 U.S. airstrike on Shayrat airfield destroyed or damaged 20 percent of the Syrian military's operational aircraft.

Daily News | April 07, 2017

Bill Greenwalt, the Senate Armed Services Committee staffer who helped Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) engineer some of the most significant acquisition reforms in years, will soon be leaving the committee, according to several sources.

The Insider | April 06, 2017

A few must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

Daily News | April 03, 2017

The Pentagon's progress on managing acquisition cost growth since 2010 has "flattened out" in the past year, though programs begun after a variety of reforms were instituted have seen cost decreases, according to an annual report from the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | April 03, 2017

After spending weeks dispatching senior leaders to Capitol Hill to make the case for $30 billion in additional fiscal 2017 defense spending, the Pentagon is now worried partisan gridlock might leave it without any new FY-17 funding.

The Insider | April 03, 2017

This week's top event is a congressional hearing featuring all the military service chiefs, who are slated to discuss the negative impacts of a potential yearlong continuing resolution. The annual Sea-Air-Space conference will also take place.

The Insider | March 30, 2017

The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday released a list of potential negative impacts to the military should Congress move forward with a yearlong continuing resolution, rather than pass a regular fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill.

The Insider | March 30, 2017

The federal debt held by the United States is now 77 percent of the gross domestic product, the highest in history, and is expected to increase sharply over the next 30 years, thereby constraining military spending and threatening the nation's ability to address potential financial or national security crises, according to a recent Congressional Budget Office report.

Daily News | March 30, 2017

The Defense Innovation Board is slated to meet April 4 at the Pentagon to discuss its interim recommendation that the Defense Department establish a secure global data repository, according to a notice in the Federal Register.

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