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 | March 31, 2022

President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to ensure greater domestic production of rare earth minerals used for electric vehicle batteries.

The Insider | March 31, 2022

The National Defense Industrial Association has named former Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist as its news president and chief executive officer.

The Insider | March 30, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are scheduled to testify Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2023 Pentagon budget request, with Democrats and Republicans again poised for a partisan battle over defense spending.

The Insider | March 29, 2022

The Defense Department has sent Congress classified copies of the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review and Missile Defense Review, according to a Pentagon fact sheet.

Daily News | March 29, 2022

Senior Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services committees want the Defense Department to provide more clarity on the inflation estimates it used to build its fiscal year 2023 defense budget request.

Daily News | March 29, 2022

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is telling Congress it needs to spend $76 billion over the next five fiscal years on the Pacific Deterrence Initiative, a key Pentagon effort to counter China's increasing military activity in the region.

The Insider | March 28, 2022

The Defense Department is requesting $26.6 billion for its military intelligence program for fiscal year 2023, a $3.3 billion increase above what it requested for FY-22.

The Insider | March 28, 2022

The Defense Department has sent Congress a classified 2022 National Defense Strategy to accompany the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | March 28, 2022

Congressional Republicans say President Biden's defense budget is not large enough to keep up with inflation and looming threats from China and Russia, while Democrats offered support for the White House's spending "blueprint."

Daily News | March 28, 2022

The Biden administration is proposing a fiscal year 2023 budget that seeks to insulate the Pentagon from rising inflation, increasing the topline by $43 billion compared to a prior White House forecast to provide a sum that delivers 1.5% real growth compared to the recently enacted FY-22 budget.

The Insider | March 28, 2022

President Biden is scheduled to release the fiscal year 2023 federal budget request this week. Meanwhile, senior defense officials are slated to speak at several events around Washington.

Daily News | March 24, 2022

The White House will seek $813 billion in total national defense spending for fiscal year 2023, with $773 billion for the Pentagon, including $146 billion for procurement and $130 billion for research, development, test and evaluation funds, Inside Defense has confirmed.

Daily News | March 23, 2022

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he would like to see the Biden administration's National Defense Strategy before committing to a topline for the fiscal year 2023 budget, but that has become increasingly unlikely as the White House is planning to submit its budget request next Monday.

Daily News | March 23, 2022

Republican House and Senate Armed Services committee members, setting the stage for another spending battle with Democrats and the White House, say they want President Biden to request a fiscal year 2023 national defense budget that is 5% larger than the "inflation-adjusted" amount Congress just enacted for FY-22, which was $782 billion.

Daily News | March 22, 2022

Bill LaPlante, the nominee to be Pentagon acquisition chief, said today he believes the U.S. government should make new, one-time investments in the production of munitions and drones that can be sent to Ukraine to help hold off the ongoing Russian invasion.

Daily News | March 21, 2022

The Defense Department has received congressional approval to shift $32 million to the Army to centralize the research, development, test and evaluation of technologies intended to counter small unmanned aerial systems.

The Insider | March 21, 2022

Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to make several public appearances this week.

The Insider | March 18, 2022

President Biden is slated to submit the fiscal year 2023 budget request to Congress on March 28, according to White House Office of Management and Budget officials.

Daily News | March 17, 2022

The Pentagon has finished its classified Joint All-Domain Command and Control implementation plan and has released an unclassified executive summary of its JADC2 strategy, which is intended to set the department on a path to connect all U.S. military battlefield sensors to a single network.

Daily News | March 17, 2022

The membership of a new reform commission has been finalized that has the potential to upend the Pentagon's decades-old budget planning regime.

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