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
The Insider | May 9, 2023

The Defense Department today announced a new $1.2 billion security assistance package for Ukraine with money for air defense, artillery and ammunition.

Daily News | May 8, 2023

The Defense Department will begin to apply customary progress payment rates for large companies signing new contracts on or after July 7, but will keep the more generous pandemic-era rates in place for existing contracts.

The Insider | May 8, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee begins crafting its fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill this week at the subcommittee level. Meanwhile, senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak on Capitol Hill.

The Insider | May 4, 2023

Seven former defense secretaries have sent a letter to Senate leaders urging them to “act expeditiously” to confirm nearly 200 military nominees that have been blocked from confirmation by Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), who is holding up the process over his opposition to Pentagon travel policies for servicemembers seeking abortion services.

Daily News | May 4, 2023

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States intends to propose its authority be expanded to include oversight of eight additional military installations where nearby land has been bought or eyed for potential purchase by foreign investors, including those with ties to China.

The Insider | May 3, 2023

The Defense Department today announced a $300 million security assistance package for Ukraine, including additional ammunition for long-range artillery systems.

Daily News | May 3, 2023

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today that defense industrial base policy is in the middle of a "pivot" driven by the need to fill capacity gaps highlighted by the ongoing war in Ukraine and the need to prepare to possibly aid Taiwan in the event of a conflict with China.

The Insider | May 3, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee will convene to mark up its annual defense authorization bill May 23, with subcommittees meeting May 11 and 12, according to committee staff.

The Insider | May 2, 2023

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said the Defense Department would face severe consequences if Congress and the White House remain stalemated and allow the federal government to default on the nation's debt.

The Insider | May 2, 2023

The Defense Department is sending 1,500 active-duty troops for a 90-day mission to help assist the Department of Homeland Security at the southwestern border, according to the Pentagon's chief spokesman.

The Insider | May 2, 2023

The Defense Department is reviewing its in-person and telework policies following the roll back of COVID-19 federal emergency requirements, according to a new DOD-wide memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks.

Daily News | May 1, 2023

The Pentagon's technology chief is directing a special task force to "refocus" its efforts on improving the resilience of the U.S. defense industrial base, specifically for supply chain security and manufacturing issues that have already garnered the attention of senior defense officials amid ongoing efforts to supply Ukraine with weapons to defend itself against Russia.

The Insider | May 1, 2023

Senior defense officials are scheduled to appear on Capitol Hill this week for several key posture hearings.

Daily News | April 28, 2023

The Defense Department has made three awards to companies intended to strengthen the supply chain for hypersonic missiles.

Daily News | April 27, 2023

The Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $4.7 billion contract modification to produce additional Guided Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, a weapon that has proved critical in ongoing U.S. support to Ukraine.

Daily News | April 27, 2023

Oshkosh, amid the ongoing protest over its loss of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract, reported sales growth in a quarterly earnings call today that exceeded Wall Street expectations and asserted the Army is taking "significant risk" with its JLTV award to AM General.

Daily News | April 27, 2023

Senate Armed Services personnel subcommittee Chairwoman Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is again pushing legislation that would restrict the employment of former defense officials, citing ethical concerns about the "ugly underbelly" she says exists between the Pentagon and defense contractors.

The Insider | April 26, 2023

Gen. Christopher Cavoli, chief of U.S. European Command and NATO, told lawmakers today that Ukraine has nearly all the weapons it requires to commence a spring counteroffensive against Russian troops who have dug into the eastern region of the country.

The Insider | April 26, 2023

The Defense Department and the European Defence Agency have signed a new agreement to provide "stronger transatlantic cooperation" in several areas, including information sharing on supply chain issues.

Daily News | April 24, 2023

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he is committed to supporting continued investments in the defense industrial base, especially for munitions, as the war in Ukraine has highlighted the need to prepare to surge similar assistance to Taiwan in the event of a conflict with China.

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