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 | March 28, 2018

Inside Defense has a new, in-depth look at how GOP defense hawks worked for months publicly and behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to win a historic increase in military spending.

Daily News | March 28, 2018

The Pentagon should "immediately" adopt private-sector practices for agile software development and jettison its traditional methods in favor of a more iterative approach, according to an influential advisory board.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

When President Trump was elected in late 2016, defense advocates readied for increased spending, confident his arrival would mean far larger budgets. But for nearly the past 18 months, that prediction has faced doubts and political gridlock, as Congress continued to rely on stopgap spending measures.

The Insider | March 26, 2018

President Trump should support the sale of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Taiwan to help protect it from Chinese military "aggression," according to a recent letter from Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and James Inhofe (R-OK).

The Insider | March 26, 2018

In response to a March 4 chemical attack in the United Kingdom, President Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials believed to be conducting "malicious activities" in the United States and is shuttering the Russian consulate in Seattle, according to several White House officials.

The Insider | March 23, 2018

President Trump, despite an earlier threat to veto the legislation, signed a $1.3 trillion fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill into law today, announcing he was only doing so because it contains a significant increase in defense funding.

The Insider | March 23, 2018

President Trump is "considering" a veto of the $1.3 trillion fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that just passed Congress, despite assurances from GOP leadership that he fully supports the legislation.

The Insider | March 23, 2018

The Senate voted 65-32 to pass a fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill, averting a government shutdown. 

The Insider | March 22, 2018

The State Department has approved $1 billion in possible foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency announcement.

Daily News | March 22, 2018

Leaders from some of the nation's top defense companies flanked President Trump today as he signed off on new tariffs aimed at punishing China for years of "unfair" trade practices and intellectual property theft.

The Insider | March 22, 2018

The House voted 256-167 today to pass a $1.3 trillion fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that funds defense at $700 billion.

Daily News | March 22, 2018

The most important piece of the massive, $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill is the $700 billion defense budget contained within it, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today ahead of a final vote.

The Insider | March 22, 2018

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

The Insider | March 21, 2018

Congress has agreed to a final version of a $1.3 trillion fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill that would increase defense funding by $80 billion above statutory spending caps.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The House’s fiscal year 2018 omnibus appropriations bill will propose new flexibility for the Defense Department in how it spends operations and maintenance funds, according to a congressional staffer close to the matter.

Daily News | March 21, 2018

The Pentagon is embarking on an era of new investments in key developmental technologies, including directed energy, to ensure continued military superiority over China and Russia, according to Mike Griffin, the under secretary of defense for research and development.

The Insider | March 20, 2018

Congress is set to boost the Defense Department's budget by $165 billion over the next two fiscal years, but the military has to show it is wisely spending taxpayer dollars when it acquires new weapon systems, according to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX).

The Insider | March 19, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is a "core aspect" of U.S. national security and President Trump should continue to honor it, according to a letter from 10 former chiefs of U.S. Northern and Southern commands.

The Insider | March 19, 2018

The week ahead features a variety of congressional hearings, think-tank events and industry conferences with senior Pentagon officials. Meanwhile, a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded expires Friday.

Daily News | March 15, 2018

On the heels of President Trump's executive order to block Singapore-based Broadcom's $117 billion bid to buy U.S. chip maker Qualcomm, the Pentagon's top industrial base official urged lawmakers today to further expand the authority of the powerful and secretive government committee that helped kill the deal.

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