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 | June 21, 2011

The commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq is being discussed as a possible nominee to become the next vice chief of staff of the Army, according to a service source.

Daily News | June 20, 2011

The Pentagon's premier program for handheld and manpack radio variants was approved for low-rate initial production June 17 -- two months ahead of schedule, according to an announcement released today from the Joint Tactical Radio System program office.

Daily News | June 14, 2011

The Defense Department released its first-ever operational energy strategy today, promising the creation of new policies that will turn the Pentagon, the government's largest gas guzzler, into a more efficient energy consumer.

Daily News | June 10, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee has approved an additional $272 million for the Abrams tank upgrade program despite the Army's to desire cease tank production for three years, according to documents reviewed by Inside the Army.

Daily News | June 10, 2011

The House Appropriations Committee has cut $25 million from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program request, citing requirement concerns, and has instead increased humvee recapitalization funding by $50 million, according to documents reviewed by Inside the Army.

Daily News | June 9, 2011

As policy discussions regarding the planned drawdown in Afghanistan become more lucid, the U.S. commander of the NATO-led Afghan security forces training mission says he needs more time to build an army and police force that would ensure America receives a "return on investment."

The Insider | June 7, 2011

An Army instructor with 32 years of service as a soldier has written a paper pushing back against Training and Doctrine Command's “Army Learning Concept 2015,” criticizing its focus on developing digitally connected millennials rather than “adult” leaders.

The Insider | June 2, 2011

The Army's outgoing acquisition executive, Malcolm O'Neill, who recently, announced his retirement for "personal reasons," will be replaced on an interim basis tomorrow by his principal deputy, Heidi Shyu, according to an Army spokesman.

The Insider | June 1, 2011

The president of Oshkosh Defense, Richard “Andy” Hove, is stepping down today to pursue other business opportunities, according to a statement from the Wisconsin-based company.

Daily News | June 1, 2011

Army acquisition executive Malcolm O'Neill has announced he is resigning due to “personal reasons,” according to an internal memo.

Daily News | May 23, 2011

Commercial off-the-shelf technology is expected to play a large role in the Army's future network strategy, according to high-ranking service brass overseeing the effort.

Daily News | May 18, 2011

The Army's Ground Mobile Radio program recently triggered a Nunn-McCurdy breach when the service decided to drastically cut its acquisition objective by nearly 90 percent, according to an Army memo.

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.

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