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
Daily News | June 10, 2013

The House Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill would limit funding for the Stryker combat vehicle until the Army addresses issues with $900 million in unused spare parts.

Daily News | May 22, 2013

While the Army has repeatedly said it does not want to spend any more money on Abrams tanks, more than 120 members of the House have sent a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh asking that the service pump additional funding into upgrading the tanks for the National Guard, but not in fiscal year 2014.

Daily News | May 17, 2013

Army Test and Evaluation Command is set to furlough 4,400 civilian employees, throwing a wrench into the schedules and budgets of a host of programs, according to an ATEC statement.

Daily News | May 13, 2013

As U.S. Special Operations Command mulls an impending contract award for a new fleet of Ground Mobility Vehicles, an Ohio-based company has announced a blanket purchase agreement with the Defense Department to begin transforming standard pickup trucks into tactical vehicles for SOCOM.

Daily News | May 3, 2013

The Army has pegged several major acquisition programs for budget transfers to help pay warfighting bills accumulated in Afghanistan in fiscal year 2013, with the Apache helicopter, the Warfighter Information Network Tactical system and armored trucks being among the biggest bill-payers, according to a draft Pentagon reprogramming request obtained by

Daily News | April 30, 2013

Army Secretary John McHugh said today that the service expects to receive the lion's share of the Defense Department's upcoming multibillion-budget reprogramming request headed to Congress, but cautioned that the service would still face a significant deficit.

Daily News | April 29, 2013

Army and Navy officials who participated in a roundtable discussion last week that mulled the future of Army forces in the Asia Pacific all agreed on the same basic point: the United States should not create a second Marine Corps.

Daily News | April 23, 2013

The Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems and BAE Systems contracts totaling $340 million to extend the technology development phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle by six months, according to a Defense Department notice.

Daily News | April 9, 2013

The Army is seeking $130 billion in base budget funding for fiscal year 2014 -- $5 billion less than requested in FY-13, according to internal budget documents obtained by

The Insider | April 9, 2013

Oshkosh Corp. announced today that its defense division will be laying off nearly 1,000 workers this summer due to expected decreases in military vehicle sales.

Daily News | April 2, 2013

The Congressional Budget Office, in a new report on alternatives to the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program, concludes that every option open to the service -- buying off-the-shelf vehicles from foreign allies, upgrading Bradley infantry carriers and killing the GCV altogether -- is less risky and more affordable than the Army's current path.

Daily News | March 22, 2013

The Army has released a draft request for proposals outlining a new acquisition strategy for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle that calls for proceeding with a single engineering and manufacturing development contract as a cost-saving measure.

Daily News | March 20, 2013

The Army in June will launch a pilot capability portfolio review process centered on eliminating infantry brigade combat team redundancies, a departure from previous reviews' focus on mission areas like precision fires or intelligence, according a senior service leader.

Daily News | March 6, 2013

The Army has drafted a new equipment modernization strategy focused on developing "versatile, tailorable, yet affordable and cost-effective" capabilities for a time of fiscal austerity.

The Insider | March 5, 2013

Army leaders have sent out a service-wide message urging soldiers and civilians to remain focused on their missions and preserve their “espirt de corps” despite the $18 billion fiscal crisis barreling toward them.

Daily News | March 5, 2013

The Defense Department issued additional budget guidance today that promises strict travel policy enforcement; plans to cease all military flyovers; reduces military tuition assistance; and curtails participation in all non-DOD events, according to an internal Pentagon memo obtained by

The Insider | March 1, 2013

The Defense Department announced today that Germany-based elements of the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team will relocate within Germany and to Italy in summer 2013, and also detailed a number of units that will be inactivated and returned to the United States by 2015.

Daily News | February 27, 2013

The Army's top budget planners today said the service would begin feeling the pain of a "6-6-6" funding crisis in April, pushing back against suggestions that the Defense Department is overstating the impact of billions of dollars in sequestration cuts.

Daily News | February 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated the ability of its Direct Attack Guided Rocket to launch from its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to a company statement.

Daily News | February 22, 2013

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Army has crafted a new modernization strategy to account for billions of dollars in budget cuts that would be forced by sequestration, according to a top service official.

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