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 | September 13, 2021

Senior defense officials are slated to speak publicly this week about various national security issues.

The Insider | September 10, 2021

Anduril Industries says it has been awarded a contract for up to two years by the U.K. Ministry of Defence to demonstrate "advanced, multidomain, integrated force protection technology."

The Insider | September 9, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee has released a schedule for hearings on Afghanistan.

Daily News | September 8, 2021

The Defense Department is shifting more than $1 billion to help resettle Afghan refugees who were evacuated following the U.S. military withdrawal and the collapse of the government in Kabul.

Daily News | September 8, 2021

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said Pentagon officials expect to complete several key reviews this fall poised to impact next year's defense budget, especially in terms of where modernization dollars are spent.

Daily News | September 7, 2021

The White House is asking Congress to pass a short-term continuing resolution by Oct. 1 that includes $6.4 billion to pay for the processing and resettlement of tens of thousands of people evacuated from Afghanistan, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

The Insider | September 7, 2021

Congress has granted the Defense Department authority to reprogram funds to renovate outdated electronics in the White House situation room, according to a Pentagon document.

The Insider | September 6, 2021

Washington think tanks are hosting several discussions about the future of counterterrorism this week.

The Insider | September 3, 2021

The Defense Department, in keeping with a provision in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, has officially disestablished the post of chief management officer.

The Insider | September 3, 2021

The Pentagon has established a new supply chain resiliency working group to address "systemic barriers currently limiting supply chain visibility, conduct resiliency assessments, and develop effective mitigation actions."

Daily News | September 2, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is directing several Pentagon advisory committees to resume their activities following a "zero-base" review he ordered earlier this year amid reports that former President Trump had used them in a lame-duck attempt to reward loyalists.

Daily News | September 2, 2021

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) was successful in adding a "Buy American" amendment last night to the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill that would require the Pentagon to begin procuring more materials for major defense acquisition programs from domestic sources.

The Insider | September 2, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee, after 16 hours of legislative debate, voted 57-2 to pass its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill early this morning.

Daily News | September 1, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee voted 42-17 today to authorize an additional $25 billion in total defense spending above the president’s request for fiscal year 2022, aligning it with a version Senate lawmakers passed last month and setting the stage for congressional appropriators to possibly do the same when a final, bipartisan spending deal is hammered out in the coming months.

The Insider | September 1, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee has convened to finalize its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, a legislative debate that will consider more than 700 amendments and is expected to last well into the night and possibly tomorrow morning.

Daily News | August 31, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smtih (D-WA) today sounded like a lawmaker who knows the defense budget is going up, offering arguments against progressives in his own party who seek to cut Pentagon spending, rather than vocalizing his oft-stated opposition to GOP-backed efforts to boost the defense topline.

Daily News | August 30, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) is proposing an amendment that would increase the topline of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill by $25 billion, aligning it with the version passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee last month.

The Insider | August 30, 2021

The full House Armed Services Committee marks up its version of the fiscal year defense authorization bill this week, and the U.S. military is closing in on an Aug. 31 deadline to evacuate thousands of people from Afghanistan.

The Insider | August 26, 2021

Twelve U.S. troops and dozens of Afghan civilians were killed today when at least two bombs were detonated outside the airport in Kabul where the military is trying to evacuate thousands of people before a Friday deadline.

Daily News | August 26, 2021

The Pentagon intends to reprogram nearly $400 million to support the State Department’s request for temporary housing for Afghan special immigrant visa applicants and their families.

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