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 | July 9, 2021

Inside Defense has obtained the House Appropriations defense subcommittee's report that accompanies the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill.

The Insider | July 8, 2021

President Biden said today the United States will complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by Aug. 31.

The Insider | July 8, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee plans to mark up its version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill in closed session July 21 and, if needed, July 22.

Daily News | July 7, 2021

The nomination of Michael Brown to be the Pentagon's next acquisition chief appears to have stalled in the Senate amid an ongoing investigation.

The Insider | July 7, 2021

Several nominees for senior Pentagon positions, including Navy secretary, are scheduled to appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee July 13.

The Insider | July 5, 2021

Not much is scheduled for the week as Washington returns from the July 4 holiday.

The Insider | July 2, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) and Ranking Member Mike Rogers (R-AL) today introduced the "by request" version of the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill, a procedural measure that is traditionally the first step of the legislative process for the bill.

The Insider | June 30, 2021

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has advanced the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill, sending the measure to the full committee.

Daily News | June 29, 2021

House appropriators today moved to fully fund the Pentagon program intended to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, while House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA), a longtime critic of the program, said lawmakers would not seek to "kill" it.

Daily News | June 29, 2021

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee wants to add $1.7 billion in Pentagon procurement funding to the Biden administration’s budget request, but cut weapons development funding by $1.6 billion, according to a draft of the fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill released today.

The Insider | June 29, 2021

The House Appropriations defense subcommittee has released a draft fiscal year 2022 defense spending bill.

The Insider | June 28, 2021

Key defense spending legislation is slated to be debated this week, while senior U.S. military leaders will testify on Capitol Hill about the fiscal year 2022 defense budget.

Daily News | June 24, 2021

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Mike Lee (R-UT) are holding the nomination of former Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall to become Air Force secretary, according to sources close to the matter.

Daily News | June 23, 2021

House lawmakers today, questioning Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, debated the adequacy of President Biden's proposed $753 billion defense budget, with Democrats and Republicans differing on the importance of $25 billion in unfunded priorities lists the military services have submitted to Congress.

The Insider | June 23, 2021

President Biden intends to nominate Celeste Wallander for assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, according to the White House.

The Insider | June 22, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to advance five nominees picked for senior Defense Department positions.

The Insider | June 14, 2021

Senior Pentagon officials will testify on Capitol Hill this week about the fiscal year 2022 defense budget request.

The Insider | June 11, 2021

The Defense Department announced today a new $150 million military aid package for Ukraine.

Daily News | June 11, 2021

The White House announced today it would restore $2.2 billion in remaining unobligated military construction funds former President Trump previously redirected to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border without the approval of Congress.

Daily News | June 10, 2021

The Pentagon's top leaders fielded questions and took some criticism today from senators concerned about defense spending and whether the U.S. military is appropriately postured to deter China.

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