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 | May 12, 2011

As it plans for shrinking budgets and drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Defense Department should review its growing surveillance technology portfolio for savings, as well as its precision munitions capabilities, according to the Army's vice chief of staff.

The Insider | May 6, 2011

Nearly 140 members of Congress have signed a May 6 letter to Army Secretary John McHugh, urging him to reconsider the service's plans to cease buying Abrams tanks for three years.

Daily News | May 5, 2011

The Army and Navy this week signed a memorandum of agreement transferring all five of the Army's Joint High Speed Vessels to the Navy, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | May 5, 2011

In the midst of planning to absorb a scheduled 27,000-soldier reduction in force structure in 2015, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said today that the service was trying to determine what it would do with a European-based brigade scheduled to relocate to an as-yet unknown location, mentioning that no one should be surprised if the service decided to shut it down.

Daily News | May 3, 2011

A House Armed Services subcommittee wants to limit funding for the Army's multibillion-dollar Ground Combat Vehicle pending a second analysis of alternatives, according to documents released today.

Daily News | April 29, 2011

Defense Department officials have issued a stop-work to Oshkosh for blast-proof ambulances urgently needed by forces in Afghanistan, with sources saying a Navistar vehicle is likely to be tapped instead.

The Insider | April 28, 2011

BAE Systems and Navistar Defense -- partners on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program -- announced today that they were adding Northrop Grumman to their team, according to a statement from the companies.

Daily News | April 25, 2011

The Army issued a second request for information on its competitive humvee recapitalization program late last week in an attempt to revive the program, which has been stalled since last year.

Daily News | April 19, 2011

Lt. Col. David Bassett, the Army program manager for tactical vehicles, said today at an industry conference that he expects a request for information for competitive humvee recapitalization to be released this week.

The Insider | April 18, 2011

President Barack Obama said last week that he would direct Defense Secretary Robert Gates to find $400 billion in spending cuts to help reduce the nation's deficit.

Daily News | April 6, 2011

The Army must squeeze $9 billion from its endangered overseas contingency operations account into its base budget and is eying key modernization programs for possible savings, according to a top Army budget official.

Daily News | February 28, 2011

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL -- The Abrams tank line's first-ever break in production, set to occur in 2013, worries General Dynamics Land Systems officials who say the stoppage could result in significant losses to the defense industrial base.

The Insider | February 24, 2011

Ft. Lauderdale, FL -- In one of his first public speaking engagements since being nominated to become the Army's next chief of staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey said today that he feels "daunted" given the challenges he will face if confirmed for the job.

Daily News | February 14, 2011

The Army today asked Congress for a fiscal year 2012 base budget of $145 billion, plus $71 billion for war costs, seeking a significant plus-up for aviation programs and requesting $884 million to develop the Ground Combat Vehicle.

The Insider | February 8, 2011

President Obama has officially nominated Gen. Martin Dempsey to become the Army's next chief of staff, according to the Feb. 7 Congressional Record.

The Insider | February 8, 2011

The chief of the Army's Tank-automotive and Armaments Command spoke this week about the importance of making technological advancements to vehicle platforms in the face of constraining budgets, laying out a basic wish list for the command and the service.

Daily News | February 2, 2011

The chief of the Army Reserve predicted today that his force would likely add a greater mix of capabilities as the active force begins to cut its end strength in the next five years. But he is also concerned that future belt tightening could adversely impact investments in training.

Daily News | January 31, 2011

Despite the Army's efforts to achieve a more sustainable operational energy strategy, there are no governmental policies in place to drive acquisition requirements that would reduce energy use, an Army official said last week.

Daily News | January 27, 2011

The Army has identified two variants of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for divestiture, according to government officials who briefed reporters today about the service's new tactical wheeled vehicle strategy.

Daily News | January 21, 2011

Three familiar industry teams are again bidding for a chance to enter the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle technology-demonstration phase. All three teams responded to a previous request for proposals before the Army canceled the solicitation.

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