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 | 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.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

The top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are requesting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis send them any information on the Pentagon's decision to restrict information about the U.S. mission in Afghanistan that was previously unclassified.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

A bipartisan team of influential lawmakers from the House Armed Services Committee has sent a letter to President Trump urging him to fully resource State Department activities aimed at protecting the United States from information warfare attacks stemming from Russia and non-state terror groups.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

The United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom believe Russia is responsible for the recent nerve agent attack against an ex-Russian spy and his daughter, according to a joint statement.

The Insider | March 15, 2018

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

Daily News | March 14, 2018

The United States has a "healthy," but tenuous lead over China in artificial intelligence and quantum computing, according to the head of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

The Insider | March 13, 2018

Raytheon has selected Adriane Brown to serve on its board of directors, according to a company statement.

The Insider | March 13, 2018

Gen. Joseph Votel, chief of U.S. Central Command, said today that Russia plays the role of both “arsonist and firefighter” in the Middle East by fueling conflict in Syria and then posturing itself as a peacemaker.

The Insider | March 12, 2018

The week ahead is full of appearances by senior Pentagon officials at Capitol Hill hearings and think tank events.

Daily News | March 09, 2018

Defense industrial base officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada met in Washington today to discuss transnational security cooperation, but were leery of weighing in on potential disruptions caused by President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

The Aerospace Industries Association has sent a letter to President Trump asking him to reconsider his plans to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Daily News | March 08, 2018

President Trump, citing national security concerns, is ordering new tariffs on steel and aluminum today with temporary exemptions for Canada and Mexico and potential exemptions for other U.S. allies on a case-by-case basis.

Daily News | March 08, 2018

The Pentagon's new chief management officer told the Senate Budget Committee this week he is confident the Defense Department will be able to find $46 billion in wasteful spending over the next five fiscal years that can be redirected to higher priorities.

The Insider | March 08, 2018

Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

The Insider | March 07, 2018

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday asked Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to provide him with a report detailing how the Defense Department can effectively negotiate CEO salaries of defense contractors. 

Daily News | March 07, 2018

It could take at least 10 years and billions of dollars for the Defense Department to achieve a clean audit, though the department can begin seeing benefits from the process far sooner, according to Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The Trump administration expects to have further discussions in the coming week with South Korean officials about high-level diplomatic talks they have begun with North Korea, but a senior White House official urged skepticism and calm.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he is worried that President Trump's plans to broadly tax imported steel and aluminum will hurt the U.S. defense industrial base, antagonize longtime allies and assist geopolitical adversaries like Russia and China.

The Insider | March 06, 2018

The nomination of Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be chief of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency is headed to the full Senate for a confirmation vote, according to a statement from the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Daily News | March 06, 2018

The global mission of the U.S. military may become increasingly challenged in the coming years by Chinese and Russian activities in Africa, according to the chief of U.S. Africa Command.

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