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 | December 21, 2012

Army Training and Doctrine Command has scheduled a war game for February aimed at addressing the service's future power-projection challenges, according to a TRADOC commander who today cautioned that the Army's new expeditionary focus should not be interpreted as competition for the Marine Corps.

Daily News | December 20, 2012

Army Training and Doctrine Command released the service's new capstone concept today, laying the ground work for transitioning the Army's focus from winning two wars toward the future and becoming a more expeditionary force.

Daily News | December 5, 2012

The Army's Ground Combat Vehicle development is poised to be hit by massive budget cuts that could radically transform it from one of the service's most prized modernization efforts to an endangered program, Inside the Army has learned.

Daily News | December 3, 2012

Despite the gridlock afflicting Capitol Hill, Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) have cast partisanship aside on at least one issue: protecting defense jobs in their home state.

Daily News | November 26, 2012

BAE Systems has launched a robust public relations effort to champion its hybrid-electric Ground Combat Vehicle design in the wake of a recent Congressional Budget Office report that said the Army's GCV program faced an array of challenges driving vehicle weight and cost.

Daily News | November 12, 2012

As top Pentagon officials continue to discuss how to cut the cost to develop the Army's multibillion-dollar Ground Combat Vehicle, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report highlighting a variety of challenges facing the program -- singling out the nascent technology associated with active protection systems.

The Insider | November 8, 2012

After a few false starts and re-boots, the Army will soon begin fielding Nett Warrior radios -- smartphone-like communications devices -- to soldiers set to deploy to Afghanistan.

Daily News | November 7, 2012

The military vehicle industry showcased an array of autonomous and robotic technology at the recent annual meeting of Association of the United States Army, asserting that designs have matured to the point where they can be fielded or kitted on existing systems.

Daily News | October 30, 2012

The Army and Marine Corps are compiling a study to determine the future of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle fleet, with findings expected to be presented to service leaders for approval in December, according to the director of the MRAP program office.

Daily News | October 29, 2012

While great uncertainty continues to surround the issue of sequestration, the Army's program executive officer for ground combat systems said last week that the weapon systems under his purview might weather serious budget cuts better than others.

Daily News | October 16, 2012

The Pentagon's weapons testing chief is pushing back against assertions made by an Army radio contractor who has claimed his product wasn't properly evaluated at the service's biannual Network Integration Evaluation, according to a memo being circulated on Capitol Hill.

Daily News | October 15, 2012

The Army last week converted the first flat-bottomed Stryker into a double-V hull configuration, kicking off its pilot exchange program, the service announced.

Daily News | October 12, 2012

The Defense Department has approved the two-channel Manpack radio made by General Dynamics C4 Systems for low-rate initial production after validating that previously identified flaws have been fixed, according to an internal Pentagon memo signed by the DOD's acquisition chief.

Daily News | October 10, 2012

The Army announced last week that the Joint Tactical Radio System program had been officially closed and that the new Joint Tactical Networking Center was open for business.

Daily News | October 5, 2012

As Vice President Joe Biden and a host of Defense Department acquisition officials gathered at the Pentagon this week to celebrate the official end of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle production, questions continued to swirl around whether the $45 billion spent on the vehicles was truly worth it.

Daily News | October 1, 2012

The Army has formally resurrected the survivability research and development portion of the humvee recapitalization effort once known as the Medium Expanded Capacity Vehicle, according to recent notices to industry.

Daily News | September 28, 2012

The Army will assume management of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle program from the Marine Corps on Oct. 1, though the program will remain under the jurisdiction of the Navy secretary until a formal stand-down takes place at the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | September 25, 2012

The Army last week began re-testing the manpack variant of the Joint Tactical Radio System in response to findings from the Pentagon's chief weapons tester that pegged the product as "not operationally effective."

Daily News | September 24, 2012

The Senate approved Heidi Shyu's nomination to the Army's top acquisition post during a late-night weekend session on Capitol Hill, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | September 21, 2012

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has lifted a hold on Heidi Shyu's nomination to lead the Army's top acquisition office after Defense Department officials agreed to his request to investigate a controversial sole-source helicopter contract with a Russian arms dealer and try to hold a competition for a new helicopter contract, according to government officials and documents.

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