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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Daily News | August 17, 2018

The Chinese military is "likely training" for strikes against the United States and its allies, according to a new "special topic" section in the Pentagon's annual report on China's military capabilities.

The Insider | August 16, 2018

The Senate has begun consideration of the fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill as part of a "minibus" that includes other spending legislation.

Daily News | August 15, 2018

The White House "strongly objects" to a measure in the Senate's fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill that would add $475 million to procure a second Littoral Combat Ship, as well as host of other provisions, according to a recent statement of administration policy.

Daily News | August 15, 2018

The Pentagon is asking Congress to approve a $648 million funding shift to accelerate a developmental Army heads-up display program championed by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' close combat lethality task force, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | August 14, 2018

President Trump says he has "constitutional concerns" with dozens of provisions in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, including those addressing U.S.-Russian military cooperation, continued stationing of American troops on the Korean Peninsula and the management of several weapon systems.

The Insider | August 13, 2018

President Trump today signed into law the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

The Insider | August 13, 2018

President Trump recently announced his intent to nominate Robert McMahon to be assistant secretary of defense for sustainment.

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.

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