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 13, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis now supports the creation of a Space Force as a sixth branch of the U.S. military, saying recently that his past opposition was based on having not clearly defined the problem.

The Insider | August 13, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to South America this week, while the Senate returns to consider the defense spending bill for fiscal year 2019. President Trump is also expected to sign the FY-19 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | August 09, 2018

The Pentagon hasn't yet determined the cost to create a new Space Force, but the deputy defense secretary said today he assumes it will require "billions" of dollars in additional resources.

Daily News | August 09, 2018

At the behest of President Trump, the Pentagon has begun taking immediate steps to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military -- a Space Force -- by 2020, though its creation requires congressional authorization, according to a new report provided to Congress.

Daily News | August 08, 2018

Trump administration officials said today the government has embarked on a new era in foreign military sales to boost the U.S. defense industry and maintain global influence amid the rise of China and resurgence of Russia.

The Insider | August 07, 2018

President Trump will sign the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill Monday at Ft. Drum, NY, according to a statement from Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY).

Daily News | August 07, 2018

The Pentagon is touting its new efforts to reorganize its acquisition and innovation system, but remains without two key administration officials who must be confirmed by the Senate.

The Insider | August 07, 2018

The United Kingdom's top defense official today stressed military relations with the United States remain strong thanks partly to robust industrial partnerships and foreign military sales, though he noted that "some" are quick to discount the UK's contributions to global stability.

The Insider | August 06, 2018

The Pentagon has banned Defense Department personnel from using geolocation features -- like smartphone fitness trackers -- on all personal electronic devices used in operational areas.

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.

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