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 | February 2, 2023

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, pledged today to cut Pentagon spending, yet stressed that the investments needed to compete with China will be expensive.

The Insider | February 2, 2023

The House Armed Services Committee has finalized its subcommittee rosters, naming chairs, ranking members and members.

The Insider | February 1, 2023

Democrats and Republicans today announced the members who will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Daily News | February 1, 2023

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), is asking Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to "curtail" the Pentagon’s practice of sending Congress billions of dollars in "unfunded priorities lists" not included in the president's initial budget submission.

The Insider | January 31, 2023

Republicans and Democrats have now announced membership rosters for the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

The Insider | January 31, 2023

The White House Office of Management and Budget said today that the Biden administration intends to submit its fiscal year 2024 budget proposal on March 9.

Daily News | January 31, 2023

The Pentagon, in coordination with the Institute for Defense Analyses, has established a new Defense Management Institute to be an "independent research entity" to help reform the department's business operations.

The Insider | January 23, 2023

Think tanks around the Washington area are scheduled to host several national security discussions this week, while senior Pentagon officials speak at a space conference.

Daily News | January 20, 2023

The office of the Defense Department’s chief weapons tester has publicly issued a single annual report today, reversing course from the previous year in which it produced a second, non-public report for Congress containing “controlled unclassified information” on the performance -- or lack thereof -- of major weapon systems.

The Insider | January 19, 2023

The Defense Department today announced a $2.5 billion military aid package for Ukraine that includes the transfer of hundreds of combat vehicles from U.S. stocks including Strykers, Bradleys and mine-resistant trucks as well as other weapons.

Daily News | January 18, 2023

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl said the war in Ukraine has entered a new phase in which Ukrainian troops will need more armored vehicles to battle an invading force of Russians now entrenched behind the front lines.

The Insider | January 18, 2023

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute plans to host its first annual National Security Innovation Base Summit in Washington on March 14, accompanied by a “report card” for the Pentagon and panel discussions featuring defense and congressional officials.

The Insider | January 17, 2023

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) has been named chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

The Insider | January 17, 2023

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

The Insider | January 11, 2023

Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the former chairman and current ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, said today that getting a final fiscal year 2024 appropriations package in place is likely to be a challenge, given the new Republican majority in the House that is focused on capping spending.

The Insider | January 11, 2023

A new commission to assess the National Defense Strategy has been named, according to a Senate Armed Services Committee announcement.

Daily News | January 10, 2023

Depending on which senior House Republican you ask, defense spending cuts are either "on the table" or "have not been discussed."

The Insider | January 10, 2023

As soon as next week, about 100 Ukrainian troops will begin training at Ft. Sill, OK, to use the Patriot air defense system, which is expected to take several months, according to the Pentagon.

The Insider | January 10, 2023

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) has been named chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, marking the first time a member of Congress from Alabama will helm the panel, according to a statement from his office.

Daily News | January 9, 2023

The Defense Department, in response to concerns raised by Senate appropriators, has concluded after an "in-depth analysis" that it has not improperly awarded any incentive fees to contractors with "documented performance issues," according to a new report sent to Capitol Hill.

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