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 | May 24, 2018

President Trump has sent a letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un canceling the peace summit that had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, according to a copy of the letter released by the White House.

The Insider | May 23, 2018

The Defense Department could save money in the coming years if it were to assign a single organization to oversee Global Positioning System receiver card modernization and streamline defense distribution centers, according to an annual report on efficiency and waste from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | May 23, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved several nominations for senior Defense Department positions and sent them to the full chamber for consideration.

The Insider | May 23, 2018

The U.S. military has disinvited the Chinese navy from the Rim of the Pacific joint military exercise because of Beijing's actions in the South China Sea to "raise tensions and destabilize the region," according to a Pentagon statement.

Daily News | May 23, 2018

The White House has registered objections to several reform proposals in the House Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill, opposing provisions that would eliminate or transfer the Strategic Capabilities Office, expand the authority of the Defense Department's chief management officer and migrate the capabilities of the Defense Information Systems Agency to other Pentagon entities.

Daily News | May 22, 2018

A bipartisan group of senators is urging White House trade negotiators to refrain from actions that could grant China increased access to critical U.S. military technologies or undermine enforcement actions against Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp., according to a May 22 letter.

The Insider | May 22, 2018

The full House is set to begin debate on the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill tonight.

The Insider | May 21, 2018

The Senate Armed Services Committee marks up the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill this week, while the full House looks to vote on its version of the bill once it clears the Rules Committee. Meanwhile, senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak at a variety of events around the Washington area.

The Insider | May 18, 2018

Ahead of planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump intends to nominate U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris to serve as ambassador to South Korea, though he was initially nominated to be ambassador to Australia.

Daily News | May 18, 2018

A war-funding account that has been derided by critics for years as a "slush fund" may have finally reached a political inflection point in Congress, but statutory budget caps set to return next year could derail ongoing efforts to increase fiscal transparency at the Pentagon.

The Insider | May 17, 2018

After five years of building capacity and capability, all 133 of U.S. Cyber Command's cyber mission force teams are now fully operational, according to a Defense Department announcement.

The Insider | May 16, 2018

The United States spent $2.8 trillion on counterterrorism between 2002 and 2017, according to a new report authored by former Pentagon comptrollers, Washington think tankers and government analysts.

The Insider | May 15, 2018

Senate Republican and Democratic leaders said today they are optimistic Congress will rise above the partisan gridlock of previous years and pass appropriations bills on time for fiscal year 2019.

Daily News | May 15, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today his top priority is to ensure the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill is signed into law before Oct. 1 and is accompanied by timely appropriations legislation.

Daily News | May 14, 2018

The Defense Security Service is in the midst of transitioning to a more aggressive posture to protect classified information, but it has yet to finalize a detailed strategy and will likely be pressed for resources as it prepares to assume responsibility for the Pentagon's massive backlog of security clearances, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Daily News | May 14, 2018

An In-Q-Tel executive nominated to serve as deputy under secretary for research and engineering said she believes there are major opportunities for the Defense Department to team with commercial technology firms backed by venture capital, but only if the government is willing to "take a back seat."

The Insider | May 14, 2018

The Shipbuilders Council of America holds a major conference in Washington this week, while several think tanks host events featuring senior Pentagon officials.

Daily News | May 10, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry's (R-TX) effort to cut Pentagon bureaucracy was met with bipartisan opposition last night, despite paring back his initial proposal, which would have eliminated seven non-military management agencies in the so-called "Fourth Estate."

The Insider | May 10, 2018

The House Armed Services Committee passed its version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill by a 60-1 vote early this morning, setting up a final vote on the House floor in the coming weeks.

The Insider | May 10, 2018

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

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