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 | January 5, 2023

Pentagon technology chief Heidi Shyu has established a new "strategic investment capital" task force at the Defense Innovation Board to advise the department on how to best collaborate with the private sector to bolster research and development in key areas.

The Insider | January 5, 2023

A joint statement from Republicans expected to chair three key national security committees today voiced support for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has lost several historic votes to become House speaker, stymieing the work of Congress.

Daily News | January 3, 2023

The White House has resubmitted seven Pentagon nominees as the Senate was unable to confirm them last year, including several officials tapped for key acquisition posts.

Daily News | December 28, 2022

The newly enacted Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act has stripped a Senate provision that would have created a new progress payment incentive pilot program, opting for the Government Accountability Office to study the issue.

The Insider | December 23, 2022

The House voted 225-201 today to pass a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal year 2023, sending the legislation to President Biden for his signature and averting a government shutdown slated for Friday at midnight.

The Insider | December 23, 2022

President Biden today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, which supports $858 billion in total defense spending, marking the 62nd consecutive year the bill has become law.

Daily News | December 22, 2022

The Defense Department intends to establish a new Industrial Base Policy Consortium that will work to allow "the award of projects to move at the pace of innovation," according to a new government notice.

The Insider | December 22, 2022

The Senate voted 68-29 today to pass a $1.7 trillion package to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2023, with $858 billion appropriated for national defense.

The Insider | December 22, 2022

The Senate voted 70-21 today to confirm Franklin Parker as assistant Navy secretary for manpower and reserve affairs, a position he also held during the Obama administration.

The Insider | December 21, 2022

The United States has announced a $1.8 billion military aid package for Ukraine, including the first-ever transfer to Ukraine of the Patriot air and missile defense system and Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which will provide enhanced precision strike capabilities against invading Russian military forces.

The Insider | December 20, 2022

U.S. Army Contracting Command's Communications-Electronics Command Security Assistance Management directorate has released a sources-sought notice for potential foreign military sales work related to providing International Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems to Ukraine, Taiwan and Latvia.

The Insider | December 20, 2022

The Senate voted 80-10 today to confirm Russell Rumbaugh to be Navy comptroller.

Daily News | December 20, 2022

The White House initially sought $21 billion in emergency supplemental funding for the Defense Department to continue aiding Ukraine, but a new omnibus appropriations bill set to be passed by Congress would provide more than $28 billion.

Daily News | December 20, 2022

House and Senate appropriators have drafted a final fiscal year 2023 omnibus spending bill that would increase Pentagon procurement by more than $17 billion above what lawmakers enacted in FY-22, while research and development would be boosted by more than $20 billion.

The Insider | December 20, 2022

Lawmakers last night released a bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill that would provide $858 billion in total defense spending for fiscal year 2023, exceeding President Biden's request by $45 billion. The bill also includes an additional $45 billion in supplemental funding for Ukraine, about $7 billion more than Biden sought.

The Insider | December 15, 2022

The House and Senate have passed legislation that would extend the current stopgap continuing resolution from Dec. 16 to Dec. 23, giving lawmakers more time to negotiate a final spending deal to fund the federal government and stave off a shutdown.

The Insider | December 15, 2022

The Senate voted 83-11 to pass the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, sending the measure to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The Insider | December 13, 2022

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today released legislation that would extend the stopgap continuing resolution from Dec. 16 to Dec. 23.

The Insider | December 12, 2022

Senior defense officials are slated to speak at several events this week, the Senate is expected vote on a final version of the annual defense authorization bill and the stopgap continuing resolution currently funding the federal government is set to expire.

The Insider | December 9, 2022

The Defense Department today announced a $275 million military aid package for Ukraine that includes weapon systems that will be transferred directly from U.S. stocks.

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