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 | October 14, 2011

The Joint Tactical Radio System's Ground Mobile Radio has been officially terminated, according to a letter sent to Congress yesterday by Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acting acquisition chief.

Daily News | October 11, 2011

The Army no longer wants to procure the Joint Tactical Radio Systems' key ground radio and is preparing to release a solicitation for a different solution, according to service officials.

Daily News | October 3, 2011

The Army today released a draft request for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that establishes ambitious cost targets and an accelerated development schedule -- changes that were recently made by Army and Marine Corps officials in an attempt to keep their program alive.

Daily News | September 28, 2011

The Army could award contracts to as many as three bidders in the first of two phases of its planned humvee recapitalization program, according to new sections of a draft request for proposals released today.

The Insider | September 27, 2011

The Army will hold an industry day on Oct. 7 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI, for contractors interested in the humvee recapitalization program, according to a service announcement.

Daily News | September 19, 2011

The Army has released a draft request for proposals for its long-awaited humvee recapitalization program.

Daily News | September 8, 2011

The Army's military deputy for acquisition today laid out the service's new approach to modernization, highlighting several ongoing efforts to achieve better buying power in the upcoming era of fiscal constraint.

Daily News | August 30, 2011

The Army, as expected, has officially stopped work on its Ground Combat Vehicle program until a pending protest with the Government Accountability Office can be resolved, according to a service statement.

Daily News | August 18, 2011

Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter yesterday signed a memo allowing the Army to proceed with awarding technology-demonstration contracts for the Ground Combat Vehicle program, according to Defense Department officials and documents.

Daily News | August 18, 2011

The Defense Department has shifted $870 million to fund the purchase of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles along with additional upgrades for existing models and research efforts for ultra-light armor solutions, according to an Aug. 17 reprogramming document.

Daily News | August 12, 2011

The Army's plans to press ahead with ground vehicle modernization initiatives this month encountered a pair of setbacks this week triggering speculation from industry teams vying for tens of billions of dollars in development, procurement work that marquee service programs -- ranging from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program to the Ground Combat Vehicle program -- could face the budget ax.

Daily News | August 11, 2011

The Army today kicked off its long-awaited humvee recapitalization effort with the release of a draft request for proposals.

Daily News | August 10, 2011

Army Secretary John McHugh announced today that the service would soon establish a special Energy Initiatives Office Task Force aimed at aggressively engaging private industry to better streamline large-scale, renewable energy projects at U.S. installations.

Daily News | August 9, 2011

On Friday, the Army is slated to review modernization decisions for its entire combat vehicle portfolio including the Abrams tank, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, the Stryker and the new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle intended to replace the M113 carrier.

Daily News | August 8, 2011

Boeing Energy and Siemens today announced the formation of a strategic alliance that will offer microgrid technology to Defense Department installations based in the United States.

Daily News | August 1, 2011

A family of unmanned ground vehicles and their associated technologies left over from the failed Future Combat Systems effort have been scrapped by the Army as result of a capability portfolio review, according to a letter sent to Congress last week.

The Insider | July 26, 2011

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning for his confirmation hearing as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says he would be open to having a larger role for the service chiefs in acquisition matters.

Daily News | July 22, 2011

Although a key memo has not yet been signed, a Defense Acquisition Board review has cleared the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle to proceed into its technology-development phase, according to sources with knowledge of the decision.

Daily News | July 21, 2011

Senior Army leaders today presented the service's plan to implement most of the recommendations from an acquisition reform review that was commissioned last year and delivered in February.

Daily News | July 19, 2011

While the Army has yet to properly incorporate energy efficiency into its acquisition requirements model, a senior-level service official says a new approach is on the way, specifically for the anticipated Ground Combat Vehicle.

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