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 | March 13, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno continued to dig in his heels today on his position that the service will be unable to execute the Pentagon's Defense Strategic Guidance if it shrinks to a sequestration-level end strength of 420,000 -- and he plans to take that message to Capitol Hill.

Daily News | March 4, 2014

The Army has made no secret of its intent to take increased risk in many modernization programs, and its fiscal year 2015 budget request reflects that plan with the service backing away from the Ground Combat Vehicle, canceling a next-generation scout helicopter program and delaying enhanced on-the-move networking capabilities, according to budget documents released today.

Daily News | March 3, 2014

The Army and National Guard continued to prepare for confrontation last week after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced cuts to the service's end strength and committed the Army to a controversial aviation restructure.

Daily News | February 28, 2014

General Dynamics Land Systems has been lobbying Congress this week to intervene in the Army's Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle program, asking that lawmakers refuse to fund the AMPV effort until the service puts forth an acquisition plan GDLS feels is more competitive, according to congressional sources and documents.

Daily News | February 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced sweeping changes to the Army, including proposed cuts to its end strength, the termination of the Ground Combat Vehicle and the pursuit of a controversial aviation restructure involving a swap of helicopters between the active-duty force and the National Guard.

Daily News | February 21, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Army modernization officials have said for some time that they can see the budgetary writing on the wall, with few new program launches likely over the next few years.

Daily News | February 20, 2014

HUNSTVILLE, AL -- General Dynamics Land Systems has filed an agency protest with Army Materiel Command over a request for proposals for the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, the company has confirmed.

Daily News | February 20, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, chief of Army Cyberspace Command, said today that the Army is discussing how it can leverage the rapid acquisition authorities it built up during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to equip the cyber force of tomorrow.

Daily News | February 20, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army and Marine Corps are finalizing the requirements for the last phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, according to officials overseeing the effort.

Daily News | February 19, 2014

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army is conducting Joint Acquisition and Sustainment Reviews to determine the service’s acquisition priorities as the Pentagon enters an era of constrained budgets, according to a four-star general who is helping to spearhead the effort.

Daily News | February 18, 2014

The Army is poised to close a solicitation for Bradley Fighting Vehicle upgrades this week and will begin assessing industry proposals soon thereafter.

Daily News | February 18, 2014

The Army plans to conduct a demonstration in October that will feature the teaming of manned and unmanned combat vehicles, according to service officials.

Daily News | February 11, 2014

While the Army missed last month's deadline to send Congress a final report on its humvee survivability upgrade activities, a service spokesman said last week that the study was near final approval.

Daily News | February 3, 2014

The Bradley Fighting Vehicle is a suitable design upon which to base an Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle, according to the Defense Department's top weapons testers, who came to a different conclusion last year when they identified "severe vulnerabilities" in the Bradley's underbody.

Daily News | January 27, 2014

Army Training and Doctrine Command strategists consistently state that the service needs to become a lighter and more expeditionary force in the coming decade if it is to remain relevant to America's national security strategy, but getting there -- and paying for it -- remains a challenge.

Daily News | January 23, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno spoke in frank terms this morning about the fiscal pressures impacting his service's future modernization plans, making it clear that any large development programs would have to wait, possibly for another decade.

Daily News | January 21, 2014

While the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program is poised for termination due to dramatic cuts in the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill, an array of other combat vehicle programs received fresh injections of unrequested cash from Congress.

Daily News | January 15, 2014

The Office of the Secretary of Defense has pulled the plug on all Army engagements in which service officials might be asked to further justify plans to cut the size of the Army National Guard and restructure the aviation branch, according to Capitol Hill sources, though the Army officially disputes this.

Daily News | January 14, 2014

Lawmakers dealt a heavy blow to the Army's troubled Ground Combat Vehicle program in the fiscal year 2014 defense spending bill by slashing the service's $592 million program request to just $100 million.

Daily News | January 2, 2014

The Army has awarded BAE Systems a $53 million contract to "pull forward" work on 70 Bradley Fighting Vehicles in an effort to insulate the combat vehicle industrial base from declines in defense spending.

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