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 | October 10, 2022

The Association of the United States Army holds its annual conference in Washington this week.

Daily News | October 7, 2022

The Pentagon inspector general's office intends to begin an audit this month looking into the Defense Department's use of "controlled unclassified information" as a justification for restricting information, like what was seen when an annual weapons testing performance report was submitted to Congress earlier this year.

Daily News | October 7, 2022

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is questioning the Defense Department's push to provide inflation relief to defense contractors, sending a new letter to Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante voicing concern that DOD may be preparing to dish out "corporate welfare" without sufficient data to justify the cost.

The Insider | October 6, 2022

Congress has granted the Defense Department authority to reprogram $700 million to pay for increases in the cost of fuel, according to a new Pentagon budget document.

The Insider | October 5, 2022

The Defense Department today released a list of "Chinese military companies" it believes are operating directly or indirectly in the United States.

Daily News | October 5, 2022

The defense industry has thrown its support behind a new amendment to the Senate's version of the annual defense authorization bill that would allow the Pentagon to modify existing contracts to grant inflation relief to contractors.

The Insider | October 4, 2022

The United States has authorized a $625 million military aid package for Ukraine that will allow for the immediate transfer of four more High Mobility Advanced Rocket Systems and other weapons, according to the Defense Department.

The Insider | October 3, 2022

Senior defense officials are slated to speak at Washington think tanks this week.

Daily News | September 30, 2022

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante, fresh from a meeting in Brussels this week with national armaments directors from dozens of foreign nations, said today the United States, seeking to bolster long-term support for Ukraine, wants to partner more closely with allies to develop, produce and procure critical weapon systems.

The Insider | September 30, 2022

The House voted 230-201 today to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded through Dec. 16, sending the measure to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

The Insider | September 29, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said today the Senate will not vote on any legislation until Nov. 14, sending lawmakers home to campaign for mid-term elections and delaying passage of the chamber's defense authorization bill.

The Insider | September 29, 2022

The Senate has voted 72-25 to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the federal government open until Dec. 16 and provide $12.3 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine.

The Insider | September 28, 2022

The Defense Department has announced a new $1.1 billion aid package that would begin the contracting process to eventually send an additional 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and other weapons to Ukraine.

The Insider | September 27, 2022

Senior Democratic lawmakers have proposed a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded through Dec. 16 as well as provide billions in continued military aid for Ukraine.

Daily News | September 27, 2022

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante, who this week will chair a meeting in Brussels between dozens of national armaments directors, said today the United States must more closely align its defense industrial capabilities with those of foreign allies to not only respond to the "acute threat" stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but also to prepare "for the next Ukraine" in the future.

The Insider | September 26, 2022

Senior defense officials are slated to speak at several events this week. Meanwhile, Congress must pass a stopgap continuing resolution to ensure federal funding or the government will shut down after Friday.

The Insider | September 23, 2022

The Pentagon has sent Congress its annual collection of selected acquisition reports summarizing the cost, schedule and performance status for dozens of major weapon systems.

Daily News | September 23, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has directed an influential science advisory board to conduct a "tabletop exercise" focused on strategic, operational and budgetary recommendations to bolster the U.S. military in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Insider | September 22, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted to advance several nominees for senior Defense Department positions, including a new chief of space operations and a new head of U.S. Strategic Command.

The Insider | September 20, 2022

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said today the Senate will be meeting in October to debate the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

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