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 | May 20, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee is poised to pass a fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill Tuesday that would rescind more than $3 billion from major weapon system programs.

The Insider | May 20, 2019

House and Senate committees are scheduled to begin moving defense appropriations and authorization bills this week.

Daily News | May 20, 2019

This week, for the first time in 10 years, the Senate Armed Services Committee will be marking up its version of the defense authorization bill ahead of its House counterpart, a timing shakeup that has distinct pros and cons for lawmakers, according to former congressional staffers.

The Insider | May 17, 2019

Inside Defense has obtained the draft report accompanying the House Appropriations Committee’s upcoming fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill.

Daily News | May 16, 2019

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has drafted a defense acquisition reform bill that would fence Pentagon funding until the department begins implementing reform measures already on the books.

The Insider | May 16, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has released a proposal to reform the "military industrial complex" that would, among other things, require that private defense companies like Lockheed Martin comply with federal open records laws.

The Insider | May 15, 2019

President Trump today issued a new executive order declaring a national emergency to protect to the U.S. information and communications technology services supply chain.

The Insider | May 15, 2019

Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee have proposed legislation that would prevent the Defense Department from reprogramming military construction funds to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Daily News | May 15, 2019

A senior Pentagon acquisition official told Congress today the "sickening business practices" of contractor TransDigm Group have led the Defense Department to take new steps to mitigate alleged price gouging, including creating a watchlist of companies that refuse to provide cost data.

The Insider | May 15, 2019

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee today approved by voice vote its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill.

The Insider | May 14, 2019

The White House Office of Management and Budget has sent Congress a revised fiscal year 2020 budget, noting it omitted several defense items from the initial request submitted in February, including appropriations language for a $99 million Joint Urgent Operational Needs Fund.

Daily News | May 14, 2019

The Democrat-led House Appropriations defense subcommittee, still smarting from the Pentagon's recent unilateral budget transfers to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, has drafted a bill that would reduce and restrict the Pentagon’s future ability to reprogram funds.

Daily News | May 13, 2019

The Pentagon intends to transfer $1.5 billion from several areas, including weapons acquisition programs, to construct new barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a recent reprogramming notification sent to Congress.

The Insider | May 13, 2019

This week House appropriators mark up their version of the fiscal year 2020 defense spending bill, while senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to make a host of appearances around the Washington area.

The Insider | May 10, 2019

The Pentagon intends to reprogram another $1.5 billion to build barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a defense official.

Daily News | May 10, 2019

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today the agreement to purchase Lot 12 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter from Lockheed Martin could be complete by July.

Daily News | May 10, 2019

The Pentagon intends to launch a program next month to connect small, but promising technology companies with "trusted" venture capitalists, rather than risk the companies going into business with Chinese investors.

The Insider | May 09, 2019

President Trump intends to nominate acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan to run the Defense Department, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

Daily News | May 08, 2019

The Pentagon is asking Congress to loosen restrictions on some large acquisition programs by reducing the amount of data required to make determinations of "price reasonableness."

The Insider | May 08, 2019

Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said today funding is currently on contract to build about 256 miles of barriers along the southwestern border with Mexico.

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