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 13, 2023

President Biden has signed an executive order naming Operation Atlantic Resolve a "contingency operation" and giving U.S. European Command new authorities, including the ability to call up 3,000 reservists to "augment" U.S. military presence in Europe.

Daily News | July 13, 2023

Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee today voiced frustration at the Defense Department's inability to pass a financial audit and, in their stated view, adequately defend itself from accusations of arrogance and incompetence amid ongoing votes to authorize nearly $900 billion in national defense spending.

The Insider | July 13, 2023

The House Rules Committee has approved 360 amendments to the annual defense authorization bill that will be considered for votes on the floor, including politically controversial measures Democrats say would keep them from supporting the legislation.

The Insider | July 12, 2023

The House Rules Committee last night voted to partly advance debate on the annual defense authorization bill, though the legislation cannot proceed to a floor vote without additional consideration of politically controversial amendments championed by GOP conservatives.

Daily News | July 11, 2023

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown, who has been nominated to serve as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told senators today he believes the Pentagon needs to commit to more multiyear procurement deals to build the weapon stockpiles necessary to aid Ukraine and Taiwan.

The Insider | July 11, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee has released its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill, which the panel approved last month in a 24-1 vote.

Daily News | July 10, 2023

Though the White House "strongly supports" enactment of the annual defense authorization bill for the 63rd consecutive year, the Office of Management and Budget has detailed provisions related to weapon systems and other areas that it opposes in the House version of the legislation scheduled for a vote this week.

The Insider | July 10, 2023

The House is set to vote on its version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill this week, with the Rules Committee scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to determine possible amendments to the legislation.

The Insider | July 10, 2023

Senior defense officials will appear on Capitol Hill this week for several high-profile nomination hearings.

The Insider | July 7, 2023

The Defense Department announced an $800 million military aid package for Ukraine today that includes controversial cluster munitions.

The Insider | July 6, 2023

Nomination hearings have been scheduled for next week for Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown, who has been picked to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and Army Vice Chief Gen. Randy George, who has been selected to be the service's next chief of staff, according to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | July 5, 2023

A Pentagon review has found that, while there is no systemic challenge to protecting classified information at the Defense Department, there has been a steady increase in the number of facilities that handle sensitive information as well as the number of personnel with access to that information, according to two senior defense officials.

The Insider | July 3, 2023

A bipartisan group of House Armed Services Committee members recently traveled to the Indo-Pacific to discuss the region's security issues with key U.S. allies, including Taiwan.

The Insider | July 3, 2023

The Independence Day holiday means few events are scheduled for this week.

Daily News | June 30, 2023

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said today that "Joint Pub 1" will be released next month, the latest Joint Warfighting Concept doctrine that will "clarify and inform" how the U.S. military will fight in the future amid great power competition with China and Russia and the onset of disruptive technologies.

The Insider | June 29, 2023

The State Department has approved a possible $5.62 billion foreign military sale of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to the Czech Republic, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice.

Daily News | June 29, 2023

The Defense Department plans to spend billions of dollars on artificial intelligence but has not yet released a department-wide AI acquisition strategy, according to the Government Accountability Office, which warns DOD's "fragmented approach" risks waste and inefficiency.

The Insider | June 27, 2023

The State Department has approved a possible $5.9 billion foreign military sale to Canada for up to 16 P-8A patrol aircraft, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice.

The Insider | June 27, 2023

The Defense Department announced today it is transferring a package of U.S. weapons to Ukraine valued at $500 million, including armored combat vehicles, air defense systems and long-range missiles to aid the ongoing counteroffensive against Russia.

Daily News | June 26, 2023

The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill would require an annual unfunded priorities list from the Defense Department that targets research and development, pushing back against Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has asked Congress to repeal the current law requiring the lists be submitted by the military services and combatant commanders.

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