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.


Archived Articles
The Insider | June 10, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted to send the nominations for several senior Pentagon posts to the full Senate for confirmation, including President Biden's choice for Air Force secretary.

The Insider | June 9, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has established a new regional center focused on security challenges in the Arctic, according to a Pentagon announcement.

Daily News | June 9, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will begin personally overseeing joint experimentation and prototyping following recommendations from the China Task Force, according to senior defense officials.

The Insider | June 8, 2021

The White House is directing the Defense Department to use more incentives to support U.S. companies accessing critical minerals in the hopes of limiting exposure to Chinese sources.

Daily News | June 7, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are slated to appear before Congress this week to justify the fiscal year 2022 defense budget, which would cut procurement by $8 billion and divest some existing weapon systems in favor of new investments in emerging technology.

The Insider | June 7, 2021

​The Pentagon is reprogramming more than $300 million to various military readiness accounts, according to a new notice from the Defense Department comptroller's office.

The Insider | June 7, 2021

Senior Pentagon officials are slated to appear at many congressional hearings on Capitol Hill this week as partisan debate over the defense budget moves into full swing.

Daily News | June 4, 2021

The Pentagon today announced it would begin implementation of the new Joint All-Domain Command and Control framework, which is intended to guide the development and acquisition of emerging technologies and communications systems to connect sensors from all the military services into a single network.

Daily News | June 1, 2021

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps have sent Congress unfunded priorities lists worth $17 billion, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | June 1, 2021

The Defense Department is requesting $23.3 billion for the military intelligence program for fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | June 1, 2021

A panel of analysts discussing President Biden's first defense budget today said Congress will likely ignore many of the Pentagon's planned divestitures of legacy systems and could possibly add up to $20 billion in new spending.

The Insider | May 31, 2021

Washington will be processing the Biden administration's first defense budget in the week ahead, while defense company executives are slated to speak during several conferences.

Daily News | May 28, 2021

Top congressional Democrats are circling their wagons around President Biden's first defense budget request, while Republicans are calling it "wholly inadequate."

The Insider | May 28, 2021

The Senate has voted to confirmed Mike McCord as Pentagon comptroller and Ronald Moultrie as under secretary of defense for intelligence and security.

Daily News | May 28, 2021

The Pentagon is seeking $245.6 billion in total modernization funds for fiscal year 2022, about a $2.4 billion decrease below what Congress enacted in FY-21, while the department also plans to reduce procurement and divest some "outdated" weapon systems.

Daily News | May 27, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told House appropriators today the soon-to-be-released defense budget request gives the Pentagon "flexibility to divest ourselves of systems and platforms that do not adequately meet our needs."

Daily News | May 25, 2021

The Pentagon between fiscal years 2009 and 2019 returned nearly $128 billion in "canceled funds" to the U.S. Treasury, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | May 25, 2021

Susanna Blume, the nominee to direct the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation shop, said today she wants to continue to improve the process used to estimate weapon system sustainment costs.

The Insider | May 25, 2021

Former Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist has joined law firm Covington and Burling as a senior adviser.

The Insider | May 25, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted to advance the nomination of Christine Wormuth to become Army secretary.

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