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.

Archived Articles
The Insider | January 17, 2022

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak at several virtual events this week.

Daily News | January 13, 2022

The Pentagon's technology chief today said she intends to request less than $1 billion for 32 projects in a new rapid prototyping and experimentation fund for fiscal year 2023, though she expects Congress will also appropriate some money for her to jump-start the effort when lawmakers ultimately pass an FY-22 budget.

The Insider | January 13, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has named his senior climate adviser, Joe Bryan, as the Pentagon's new chief sustainability officer.

Daily News | January 12, 2022

Senior Pentagon officials today outlined the unprecedented damage they say would be done if Congress uses a stopgap spending measure to fund the Defense Department for a full year, while Democrats and Republicans exchanged barbs over who is to blame for the current budget impasse.

Daily News | January 11, 2022

Top Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee, citing new data from senior Pentagon officials, today warned that continued congressional gridlock over the federal budget could result in lawmakers using legislation intended as a temporary spending measure to fund the federal government for a full year, doing unprecedented damage to military modernization.

The Insider | January 11, 2022

Arun Seraphin, a professional staff member with the Senate Armed Services Committee who has influenced some of the most significant defense acquisition reform measures of the past 20 years, is leaving government to become deputy director of the National Defense Industrial Association's Emerging Technologies Institute.

The Insider | January 10, 2022

House Armed Services Committee members Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Michael Waltz (R-FL) today became the top Republicans on two of the panel's subcommittees, movements a committee aide said were triggered by Rep. Mike Turner's (R-OH) becoming ranking member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after the retirement of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA).

The Insider | January 10, 2022

Senior defense officials are scheduled to participate in several events around the Washington area this week, including the Surface Navy Association's annual symposium.

The Insider | January 7, 2022

Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla has been nominated to be the next chief of U.S. Central Command, according to the Pentagon.

The Insider | January 7, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing for three key Defense Department nominees next week.

Daily News | January 4, 2022

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee intends to hold a hearing to examine the impact of stopgap continuing resolutions on the Defense Department.

Daily News | January 3, 2022

Lockheed Martin said today it delivered several more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to the U.S. military in 2021 than previously planned, though the additional jets will count toward the company's 2022 production goal.

The Insider | January 2, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced tonight he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine himself for the next five days.

The Insider | December 31, 2021

You read it, we noticed. There was significant reader interest in how the world's largest defense contractor would reorganize post-pandemic, signaling alignment with what appears to be major workforce transformations elsewhere in the U.S. economy. Other top stories focused on competitions for the Next-Generation Interceptor and the Long-Range Standoff weapon, as well as the continuous vetting of Defense Department security clearance holders.

The Insider | December 27, 2021

President Biden today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

Daily News | December 27, 2021

The annual defense authorization bill approved by Congress mandates the creation of several new national security commissions that could have significant impacts on the defense budget, military strategy, nuclear weapons, emerging biotechnology and lessons learned from the war in Afghanistan.

Daily News | December 20, 2021

The Pentagon is poised to make several significant decisions in 2022 that could impact its budget and acquisition programs for years to come, all while dealing with continued challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Insider | December 17, 2021

The Defense Policy Board met this week for the first time since being reestablished following a review by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to discuss the upcoming National Defense Strategy.

The Insider | December 17, 2021

The Senate voted last night to confirm Adm. Christopher Grady as the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The Insider | December 15, 2021

The Senate voted 89-10 today to send the annual defense authorization bill to President Biden for his signature.

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