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 | August 4, 2021

Lockheed Martin says its chief financial officer, Ken Possenriede, will "retire immediately due to personal reasons."

Daily News | August 3, 2021

Gregory Kausner, the Defense Department's executive director for international cooperation, will be the next acting acquisition chief, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Daily News | July 28, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 25-1 last week on a proposal to authorize a $25 billion increase in defense spending for fiscal year 2022, a strongly bipartisan vote that congressional staffers say suggests Senate appropriators might also be along for the ride.

The Insider | July 27, 2021

Several nominees for senior Pentagon positions, including Navy secretary, are advancing to the full Senate for confirmation votes.

The Insider | July 27, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today called on U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region to align under a new policy of "integrated deterrence" to address Chinese military activities.

The Insider | July 27, 2021

Anduril Industries announced today it has entered into a five-year agreement with the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit to provide autonomous systems to counter unmanned drones.

Daily News | July 26, 2021

The Senate has confirmed former Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall as the next Air Force secretary. (UPDATED)

The Insider | July 26, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee begins subcommittee work on the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill this week and defense contractors discuss their quarterly earnings.

The Insider | July 23, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spearheaded the inclusion of a provision in her chamber's upcoming defense policy bill that would extend the required time Pentagon officials must recuse themselves from matters involving companies where they have been previously employed.

Daily News | July 22, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted 23-3 to authorize a $25 billion increase to the fiscal year 2022 defense budget.

The Insider | July 22, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee completed work on its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill late last night in closed session, according to congressional staffers.

The Insider | July 21, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he is concerned the Pentagon, after the withdrawal of one nominee and the planned departure of a key acting official, will be without a senior acquisition chief, but stressed he is working with the White House to identify a qualified candidate.

Daily News | July 20, 2021

The House Armed Services Committee heard from a panel of budget analysts today on President Biden's defense spending proposal, with Republicans again arguing for a boost in military spending to compete with China.

The Insider | July 19, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee marks up its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill this week.

Daily News | July 16, 2021

Stacy Cummings, the Pentagon's acting acquisition chief, plans to leave her job soon, an imminent departure that follows Michael Brown's withdrawal as the nominee President Biden had picked to fill the post.

Daily News | July 14, 2021

Michael Brown has withdrawn his nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief amid a Defense Department inspector general investigation, according to a letter he has sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

Daily News | July 13, 2021

The House Appropriations Committee today approved its fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill, despite the opposition of Republicans who argue funding should be increased substantially to compete with China.

Daily News | July 13, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a longtime critic of the close relationships between government officials and defense contractors, has lifted holds she previously placed on the nominations of Frank Kendall to be Air Force secretary and Heidi Shyu to be the Pentagon’s technology chief after successfully getting the nominees to extend their government ethics pledges.

The Insider | July 12, 2021

House appropriators will debate the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill this week. Meanwhile, senior defense officials will testify on Capitol Hill and participate in a conference on joint all-domain warfare.

Daily News | July 9, 2021

House appropriators are worried the Defense Department has underfunded a number of weapon systems procurements in its budget request, especially the Navy's destroyer program, and the lawmakers have detailed their concerns in a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

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