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 | January 04, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Pentagon.

The Insider | January 04, 2018

The Senate voted 81-7 Wednesday to confirm former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood as the Pentagon's new under secretary of defense for policy.

Daily News | January 03, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) took to the Senate floor Jan. 3 to criticize Pentagon officials with defense industry backgrounds, specifically targeting a former Lockheed Martin executive tapped for a senior Defense Department post.

The Insider | January 03, 2018

Former Army acquisition official Kevin Fahey has been selected to serve as assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, according to a White House announcement.

Daily News | January 03, 2018

Congress may have aimed in the wrong direction with a new provision intended to reform the way the Pentagon handles contractors' bid protests, according to a new study RAND Corp. recently delivered to Capitol Hill.

Daily News | December 21, 2017

The Defense Department has submitted to Congress a list of 56 new-start acquisition programs and 25 production-rate increases to be considered "anomalies" and granted funding exemptions under a new stopgap continuing resolution, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | December 20, 2017

Senior House and Senate lawmakers are eyeing another extension to a stopgap continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown at midnight Friday, but much remains unclear, especially for a defense spending bill caught in the middle.

Daily News | December 19, 2017

The Pentagon may not survey companies to obtain new data for a major defense industrial base review, opting instead to rely on information gathered in the past, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

The Insider | December 19, 2017

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget will hold a public, "town hall-style" meeting Jan. 9 to discuss procurement of commercial products through e-commerce portals mandated by a provision in the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a Federal Register notice.

The Insider | December 18, 2017

President Trump's new National Security Strategy emphasizes global competition and the importance of U.S. prosperity "without apology," according to a copy of the document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | December 18, 2017

President Trump will reveal a new National Security Strategy today that embraces the traditional role of the United States as a global leader, but gives "unprecedented" focus to securing the homeland and tempers foreign commitments with expectations of "reciprocity" from friends and allies, according to senior administration officials.

The Insider | December 18, 2017

The week before the Christmas holiday features few organized events, but will be driven by President Trump's rollout of the new National Security Strategy, while Congress strives to complete a bipartisan spending deal before the expiration of a continuing resolution Friday.

The Insider | December 15, 2017

President Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech Monday explaining the administration's new National Security Strategy.

Daily News | December 14, 2017

The number of vendors receiving prime contracts from the Pentagon shrank by 17,000 during the defense drawdown, according to a new report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The Insider | December 14, 2017

Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon:

The Insider | December 13, 2017

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced a bill Wednesday that would fully fund defense in fiscal year 2018, but would place the rest of government spending under a stopgap continuing resolution until Jan. 19.

The Insider | December 13, 2017

The Defense Department does not consistently track the estimated costs of expected impacts of climate change at overseas bases, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | December 12, 2017

The Pentagon's acquisition chief has delegated decision authority on 73 of the 87 major defense acquisition programs to the military services, according to a detailed list provided to Inside Defense.

Daily News | December 12, 2017

President Trump today signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law, further intensifying partisan budget talks on Capitol Hill over defense spending.

Daily News | December 11, 2017

Washington insiders who have seen elements of the unfinished National Defense Strategy say it will create a framework that requires the Pentagon to focus on modernization over a more traditional buildup of military forces.

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