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 | September 14, 2010

Despite trimming $8 billion from the Obama administration's fiscal year 2011 defense spending request, the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee plans on fully funding many of the Army's ground and aerial vehicle platforms and providing additional funding to some programs, according to statement issued today by the subcommittee.

Daily News | September 8, 2010

A recent report on the advisability of converting the Army's tactical truck fleet to hybrid electric vehicles found that while the technology is feasible, it remains too expensive and too risky to warrant any action other than further study.

Daily News | September 1, 2010

BAE Systems has won a $629 million contract to upgrade 1,700 Caiman Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, increasing their survivability and mobility, according to a company statement.

Daily News | August 30, 2010

Some defense analysts are welcoming the Army's recent decision to scrap its solicitation for the Ground Combat Vehicle and see it as a sign of level-headed planning, despite the disruption it caused many major industry players.

Daily News | August 25, 2010

Based on the findings of a special "red team" report, the Army is canceling its Ground Combat Vehicle request for proposals process and intends to issue revised requirements that will allow industry teams to bid again some time in the future.

Daily News | August 24, 2010

Congress has approved a Pentagon reprogramming request to transfer funds directly into the Stryker program's double-V hull protection effort, according to documents sent to the Defense Department comptroller's office last week.

Daily News | August 24, 2010

The Army recently acquired Oshkosh Corp's first model of next-generation cargo vehicles known as the Palletized Load System A1, which features design improvements to make the vehicle more secure and robust "for logistics missions that face increased combat exposure," according to a statement released by the company.

Daily News | August 24, 2010

Oshkosh Corp. was recently awarded a $40.7 million Army contract to produce explosively formed penetrator protection kits for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, according to a Defense Department announcement.

Daily News | August 17, 2010

The Army has sent Congress a new acquisition strategy for its massive fleet of tactical wheeled vehicles, advocating a "buy less, more often" approach and detailing its plans to "achieve the right mix of variants while modernizing to a 'scalable armor' fleet."

Daily News | August 12, 2010

The House Armed Services Committee has denied a Pentagon reprogramming request to divert hundreds of millions of dollars from the procurement and modernization of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Abrams tank to "other priorities," Inside the Army has learned.

Daily News | July 26, 2010

A defense industry team led by BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman announced today that, after what executives called a "painful" deliberation and risk assessment, they have presented the Army with their proposal for a hybrid electric Ground Combat Vehicle.

Daily News | July 22, 2010

Four key Pentagon officials warned Congress today that failing to pass a $33 billion supplemental defense budget before the scheduled August recess would result in civilian furloughs and create a financial emergency for the military.

Daily News | July 13, 2010

Seeking to emulate the business models of Apple and Google in the commercial smart phone sector, the Army is accelerating its efforts to create a common operating environment for network systems that would allow industry to create standardized applications and plug them into a single network, the service's chief information officer said today.

Daily News | July 12, 2010

General Dynamics Land Systems has been awarded $30 million by the Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to begin production of a double-v-shaped hull for the Stryker infantry combat vehicle, according to a statement released by GDLS today.

Daily News | July 12, 2010

The Army began a large-scale integration exercise today at White Sands Missile Range, NM, billing it as the first-ever attempt to link various ground and aerial communications components into a single, integrated network for command posts, on-the-move forces, and dismounted soldiers.

Daily News | May 27, 2010

The Army will launch a comprehensive review of its acquisition strategy in the hopes of speeding up and streamlining the process, according to Army generals who briefed reporters this morning.

Daily News | May 24, 2010

Science Applications International Corporation officially announced today that it would be teaming up with Boeing and German companies Krauss-Maffei Wegman and Rheinmetall to bid for the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program, according to statements from SAIC and Boeing.

Daily News | May 21, 2010

An industry team led by General Dynamics Land Systems that includes Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and MTU Detroit Diesel submitted a proposal for the technology development phase of the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program today, according to a statement from the GDLS.

Daily News | May 20, 2010

The House Armed Services Committee voted yesterday to restore $116 million to the Army's budget request for so-called "spin outs" from the canceled Future Combat Systems program that were in danger of being eliminated from the service's Early Infantry Brigade Combat Team modernization effort.

The Insider | May 19, 2010

The Army has announced it will hold a “renewable energy rodeo and symposium” June 8-9 at Ft. Bliss, TX, to showcase energy initiatives impacting all levels of the service from ground vehicles to installations.

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