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.

The Insider | February 05, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will head to Capitol Hill this week to discuss the Nuclear Posture Review and National Defense Strategy with lawmakers. Meanwhile, a short-term continuing resolution is set to expire Thursday, threatening another government shutdown. Several defense contractors are slated to present at a conference.

Daily News | February 02, 2018

In its new Nuclear Posture Review, released today, the Pentagon calls for lowering the yield of some existing submarine-launched ballistic missile warheads and reinstating the sea-launched cruise missile program to address threats posed by Russia and China.

Daily News | February 01, 2018

The Pentagon has officially disestablished the office of its top acquisition official and will spend the next four months executing a congressionally directed restructuring aimed at separating the management and sustainment of weapon systems and services from research and engineering.

Daily News | February 01, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), one of Capitol Hill's top defense hawks, said today congressional leaders are nearing a budget deal, but stopped short of promising it would prevent another government shutdown.

The Insider | February 01, 2018

The Defense Department intends to transfer $14 million in existing funds to expand the controversial U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a new document released by the Pentagon comptroller's office.

The Insider | January 31, 2018

A panel of experts has sent Congress its first draft of recommendations for rewriting federal regulations to streamline defense acquisitions.

The Insider | January 31, 2018

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office now predicts the federal government will run out of money in early March unless the debt limit is increased, revising an earlier estimate that put the deadline sometime in late March or early April.

The Insider | January 30, 2018

President Trump pledged during his State of the Union address tonight to support new investments to overhaul the U.S. nuclear arsenal. 

Daily News | January 30, 2018

The House, in a largely symbolic move by Republicans, voted 250-166 to pass a $659 billion fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill with no hope of passage in the Senate, where Democrats continue to oppose any spending measure that does not include a promise of immigration reform and also provide parity between defense and non-defense priorities.

The Insider | January 30, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to advance the nomination of Jay Gibson to become the Defense Department's chief management officer.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), chairwoman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, announced today she would seek to succeed Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) as chair of the full committee.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

The Defense Department's Nuclear Posture Review will be released Friday at the Pentagon, according to Col. Rob Manning, a DOD spokesman.

The Insider | January 29, 2018

The week will be dominated by President Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday. Meanwhile, Congress has scheduled committee hearings on defense issues and several contractors will hold quarterly earnings calls. Several Washington think tanks have also scheduled events focused on defense and national security.

The Insider | January 27, 2018

President Trump is expected to deliver a familiar message on defense and national security at his State of the Union address on Tuesday, calling for "peace through strength," a "rebuilding" of the military and "clarity" in terms of U.S. allies and adversaries, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters.

The Insider | January 25, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee today, in the middle of a partisan standoff over immigration and budget policy, re-introduced its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Defense Department supports a proposed law that would expand the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to allow for more detailed government reviews of business transactions, especially those involving China and emerging technologies, that could put the defense industrial base at risk.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Pentagon's new director of operational test and evaluation is concerned that existing methods for measuring the performance of U.S. weapon systems do not adequately reflect the threats posed by potential adversaries, especially in the cyber and space realms, according to a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | January 24, 2018

The Defense Department, along with the rest of the federal government, will release its fiscal year 2019 budget request on Feb. 12, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The Insider | January 23, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said today the agency has spent the past year increasing its capacity to "interdict shipments" of cargo going into North Korea that could contain materials necessary to build nuclear weapons.

The Insider | January 22, 2018

Congress has voted to re-open the federal government after a three-day shutdown and extend funding to Feb. 8, when lawmakers will again face a political standoff over immigration and spending policy.

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