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 02, 2018

The head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency said today his forces have been authorized to conduct cyber operations against a "wide range" of foreign adversaries if they attempt to undermine upcoming elections.

Daily News | July 30, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers have agreed the Pentagon needs to conduct a major review of its roles and missions, but decided to forgo measures that would have mandated revalidations of several key weapon systems and prohibited increases in the number of U.S. troops.

Daily News | July 25, 2018

The new defense policy bill authored by House and Senate lawmakers directs the Pentagon to study contract award bid protests that have been filed with both the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

The Insider | July 24, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today there are no new plans for the U.S. military to coordinate with Russian forces, but did not rule it out in the future.

The Insider | July 24, 2018

Senior House Democrats want to know what happened in Helsinki last week during President Trump's private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and are requesting a briefing from the Pentagon, State Department and U.S. intelligence chief.

The Insider | July 24, 2018

Congress has granted the Pentagon authority to shift millions of dollars to pay for day-to-day operations of the Army National Guard on the southern border.

Daily News | July 23, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers have finalized a massive defense policy bill that blocks the delivery of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey pending a report from the Pentagon and allows new sanctions waivers for U.S. allies who purchase Russian weapons, according to congressional staffers who briefed reporters on Capitol Hill.

The Insider | July 23, 2018

House and Senate lawmakers are expected to finalize the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill this week, while the largest defense companies discuss their quarterly earnings.

The Insider | July 20, 2018

The Pentagon is in the process of arranging new talks with the Russian military, according to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood.

The Insider | July 20, 2018

​The Defense Department is providing Ukraine with $200 million in security cooperation funds for additional training, equipment and advisory efforts to build that nation's "defense capacity," according to a Pentagon statement.

Daily News | July 20, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today that Russia "should suffer consequences for its aggressive, destabilizing behavior and its illegal occupation of Ukraine," but is asking Congress to waive sanctions on U.S. allies who purchase Russian weapons.

Daily News | July 20, 2018

The final version of Congress' fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill is nearly complete and will likely be released next week, possibly Monday, according to congressional sources.

The Insider | July 19, 2018

America's chief military commander in the Middle East says he has been given no new guidance on operating with the Russian military following President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Daily News | July 19, 2018

The White House objects to provisions in the Senate defense appropriations bill that it says would provide for the procurement of an additional Littoral Combat Ship, along with a measure that limits the Pentagon's requested increase in military end strength, according to a letter from Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.

Daily News | July 18, 2018

Defense Department Chief Management Officer Jay Gibson said the Pentagon is on track to exceed a savings of $4 billion in fiscal year 2018 that can be redirected to other military priorities thanks to an efficiency strategy that began in earnest shortly after he was confirmed by the Senate in February.

Daily News | July 18, 2018

House Republican defense hawks, worried that Congress will find itself mired in another stopgap spending measure at the end of the fiscal year, successfully spearheaded three symbolic resolutions staking out their position that a defense appropriations bill should be passed, regardless of partisan gridlock in other areas.

Daily News | July 17, 2018

The Pentagon has received nine classified recommendations to begin planning the integration of new, long-range weapons intended to counter the anti-access systems of Russia and China, according to a new report from the Defense Science Board.

Daily News | July 16, 2018

The Pentagon plans to develop a strategy to hasten its lengthy contract award time lines, according to Director of Defense Pricing Shay Assad.

The Insider | July 16, 2018

President Trump is scheduled to meet Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, while Congress continues to work through the defense authorization and appropriations bills.

The Insider | July 12, 2018

The Senate has confirmed Paul Ney as the Defense Department's next general counsel by a 70-23 vote, making him the first Trump administration official to serve in the post.

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