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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Daily News | January 10, 2023

Depending on which senior House Republican you ask, defense spending cuts are either "on the table" or "have not been discussed."

The Insider | January 10, 2023

As soon as next week, about 100 Ukrainian troops will begin training at Ft. Sill, OK, to use the Patriot air defense system, which is expected to take several months, according to the Pentagon.

The Insider | January 10, 2023

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) has been named chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, marking the first time a member of Congress from Alabama will helm the panel, according to a statement from his office.

Daily News | January 9, 2023

The Defense Department, in response to concerns raised by Senate appropriators, has concluded after an "in-depth analysis" that it has not improperly awarded any incentive fees to contractors with "documented performance issues," according to a new report sent to Capitol Hill.

The Insider | January 9, 2023

Senior government officials are slated to speak about defense issues around the Washington area this week.

The Insider | January 6, 2023

The Defense Department announced today it would be sending 50 Bradley Fighting Vehicles to Ukraine, along with other armored vehicles and weapons as part of a new $3 billion security assistance package.

The Insider | January 5, 2023

The United States expects to announce a new military aid package for Ukraine tomorrow that will for the first time include Bradley Fighting Vehicles, according to chief Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.

Daily News | January 5, 2023

Pentagon technology chief Heidi Shyu has established a new "strategic investment capital" task force at the Defense Innovation Board to advise the department on how to best collaborate with the private sector to bolster research and development in key areas.

The Insider | January 5, 2023

A joint statement from Republicans expected to chair three key national security committees today voiced support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has lost several historic votes to become House speaker, stymieing the work of Congress.

Daily News | January 3, 2023

The White House has resubmitted seven Pentagon nominees as the Senate was unable to confirm them last year, including several officials tapped for key acquisition posts.

Daily News | December 28, 2022

The newly enacted Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act has stripped a Senate provision that would have created a new progress payment incentive pilot program, opting for the Government Accountability Office to study the issue.

The Insider | December 23, 2022

The House voted 225-201 today to pass a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2023, sending the legislation to President Biden for his signature and averting a government shutdown slated for Friday at midnight.

The Insider | December 23, 2022

President Biden today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which supports $858 billion in total defense spending, marking the 62nd consecutive year the bill has become law.

Daily News | December 22, 2022

The Defense Department intends to establish a new Industrial Base Policy Consortium that will work to allow "the award of projects to move at the pace of innovation," according to a new government notice.

The Insider | December 22, 2022

The Senate voted 68-29 today to pass a $1.7 trillion package to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2023, with $858 billion appropriated for national defense.

The Insider | December 22, 2022

The Senate voted 70-21 today to confirm Franklin Parker as assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, a position he also held during the Obama administration.

The Insider | December 21, 2022

The United States has announced a $1.8 billion military aid package for Ukraine, including the first-ever transfer to Ukraine of the Patriot air and missile defense system and Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which will provide enhanced precision strike capabilities against invading Russian military forces.

The Insider | December 20, 2022

U.S. Army Contracting Command's Communications-Electronics Command Security Assistance Management directorate has released a sources-sought notice for potential foreign military sales work related to providing International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems to Ukraine, Taiwan and Latvia.

The Insider | December 20, 2022

The Senate voted 80-10 today to confirm Russell Rumbaugh to be Navy comptroller.

Daily News | December 20, 2022

The White House initially sought $21 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the Defense Department to continue aiding Ukraine, but a new omnibus appropriations bill set to be passed by Congress would provide more than $28 billion.

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