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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The Insider | June 15, 2022

The United States today announced a new, $1 billion military aid package to Ukraine, including Harpoon anti-ship launchers and ammunition for long-range rocket systems, according to the Pentagon.

Daily News | June 15, 2022

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he is sure the defense budget will be increased beyond what President Biden has requested by the time Congress finishes passing legislation, including the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill his panel is preparing to approve for the 61st consecutive year.

The Insider | June 14, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit, known for being the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outreach team, could be headed for a crossroads as it is poised to lose its longest-serving leader at a time when some in Congress -- critical of top military officials' commitment to the highly visible but small-budget organization -- are rallying to boost investment in the outfit.

Daily News | June 14, 2022

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee is proposing a spending bill that would cut Pentagon procurement by $1 billion below the level enacted in fiscal year 2022, but would boost research and development funding by $12.5 billion above the FY-22 enacted level, according to a legislative summary released by Democratic lawmakers.

Daily News | June 13, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit, known for being the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outreach team, could be headed for a crossroads as it is poised to lose its longest-serving leader at a time when some in Congress -- critical of top military officials' commitment to the highly visible but small-budget organization -- are rallying to boost investment in the outfit.

The Insider | June 13, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee will vote this week on its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | June 9, 2022

As lawmakers prepare to craft the annual defense authorization bill, two senior Democrats from the House and Senate have authored legislation they say would stop defense contractors from “price gouging” the military by strengthening existing acquisition regulations by, among other things, requiring contractors to provide new cost and pricing data.

The Insider | June 8, 2022

President Biden has nominated Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton to be the next chief of U.S. Strategic Command.

Daily News | June 8, 2022

The Defense Department's largest and costliest weapons programs continue to experience schedule delays, despite the Pentagon's stated focus on speedier technology development and procurement, according to an annual report from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | June 7, 2022

Raytheon Technologies announced today it will relocate from the Boston suburbs and establish its global headquarters in Arlington, VA, capitalizing on its proximity to the Pentagon and other Washington power centers.

The Insider | June 6, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee will begin subcommittee work on its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill this week.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The independent commission tasked with reforming the Defense Department's decades-old budget planning and programming system has named former Pentagon Comptroller Bob Hale as chairman and former DOD acquisition chief Ellen Lord as vice chairman.

Daily News | June 1, 2022

A new $700 million package of military aid to Ukraine will include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems outfitted with precision-guided missiles, the Pentagon announced today.

The Insider | June 1, 2022

The United States ambassador to NATO today reiterated President Biden's pledge to refrain from sending weapons to Ukraine that could strike Russian territory and trigger a global escalation in the ongoing conflict, despite reports of U.S. plans to deliver advanced rocket systems capable of medium-range strikes.

The Insider | May 30, 2022

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak at several events this week.

Daily News | May 27, 2022

The Defense Department is reprogramming $535 million to replace U.S. weapons and equipment transferred to Ukraine, covering mostly small arms, Javelin anti-tank missile systems and Stinger anti-aircraft weapons, according to a new document from the Pentagon comptroller.

The Insider | May 27, 2022

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) has begun the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization legislative process by filing a "by request" version of the bill.

Daily News | May 26, 2022

Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning has sent a letter to senior lawmakers urging them to pass a defense budget that is 3% to 5% higher than the current rate of inflation and wants them to do so before the beginning of the next fiscal year on Oct. 1.

Daily News | May 25, 2022

The Defense Department wants to expand its use of Special Emergency Procurement Authority to include "gray zone" missions abroad, according to a new legislative proposal sent to Congress.

The Insider | May 24, 2022

The Defense Policy Board is slated to meet in closed session June 7 and June 8 to receive classified briefings from senior Pentagon officials about the conflict in Ukraine, according to a Federal Register notice issued this morning.

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