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 | July 7, 2022

Congress has given the Defense Department approval to reprogram $969 million toward the Defense Logistics Agency to cover the rising cost of fuel, according to a Pentagon document.

Daily News | July 5, 2022

The Defense Department wants congressional approval to shift nearly $3 billion in unspent funds toward a host of areas, including priority weapons programs like systems to counter small, unmanned drones as well as "must-pay bills" brought on by "inflationary pressure," according to a Pentagon "omnibus" reprogramming document obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | July 5, 2022

Few events are scheduled for the week ahead in Washington.

The Insider | July 1, 2022

The Defense Department has announced a new $820 million military aid package for Ukraine to defend itself against an ongoing Russian invasion, including two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems from Norway and additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems that have already been sent from the United States.

The Insider | June 30, 2022

The House Rules Committee has given lawmakers until July 5 to file amendments to the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, scheduled to be debated when Congress returns from recess the week of July 11.

The Insider | June 29, 2022

The Army has awarded contracts to Palantir and Raytheon Technologies to develop prototypes for the service's Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node, a military battlefield system intended to leverage artificial intelligence like never before.

The Insider | June 27, 2022

Senior defense officials will speak about national security issues around Washington this week.

The Insider | June 23, 2022

The Defense Department today announced plans to transfer $450 million in military equipment to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

The Insider | June 23, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee has voted 57-1 to pass its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | June 22, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee has voted to approve an amendment to its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would save the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile program from termination.

The Insider | June 22, 2022

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill that is in line with the amount requested by President Biden, despite efforts elsewhere on Capitol Hill to boost the defense topline anywhere between $37 billion and $45 billion. 

Daily News | June 22, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee voted 42-17 today to authorize a $37 billion increase to the amount President Biden has requested for national defense.

The Insider | June 22, 2022

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) says he will not support a fellow Democrat’s amendment to increase national defense spending by $37 billion above President Biden’s request when the committee convenes today to debate the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | June 21, 2022

A House Democrat, in advance of a committee hearing to consider the annual defense authorization bill, has filed an amendment to increase the fiscal year 2023 national defense budget by $37 billion.

The Insider | June 21, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to advance the nomination of Gen. Christopher Cavoli to be the head U.S. European Command and the supreme allied commander in Europe.

The Insider | June 20, 2022

There will be major news from Capitol Hill this week as two House committees debate their annual defense appropriations and authorization bills.

Daily News | June 16, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to a fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill that would authorize $45 billion more than what President Biden has requested, with senior lawmakers citing historic inflation and the ongoing war in Ukraine as key drivers for the increase.

Daily News | June 16, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that requires the Government Accountability Office to conduct a review of the Defense Department's processes for monitoring mergers and acquisitions in the industry, according to a summary of the legislation released today.

Daily News | June 15, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee intends to match President Biden's request for fiscal year 2023 defense spending in its early version of the annual defense authorization bill, but the chairman says the panel is sure to increase the topline, according to a new document obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | June 15, 2022

President Biden has nominated Radha Plumb, currently the chief of staff to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, to be deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, according to the White House.

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