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 25, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee today voted to advance the nomination of Christine Wormuth to become Army secretary.

The Insider | May 24, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are slated to testify Thursday on Capitol Hill about the Pentagon's fiscal year 2022 budget request, even though the actual budget won't be released until Friday.

The Insider | May 24, 2021

The White House is set to release its fiscal year 2022 defense budget request on Friday, while senior defense officials and several of President Biden's Pentagon nominees are slated to appear before Congress.

Daily News | May 24, 2021

The Biden administration will send its fiscal year 2022 defense budget request to Congress on Friday, setting the stage for debates on spending levels, modernization priorities and the potential divestiture of weapon systems deemed unsuitable for competition with China, the Pentagon's "pacing challenge."

The Insider | May 20, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee has voted to advance the nominations of Mike McCord President Biden's pick for Pentagon comptroller, and Ronald Moultrie, who has been tapped to be under secretary of defense for intelligence and security.

The Insider | May 20, 2021

A GOP proposal to require parity between defense and non-defense spending in fiscal year 2022 has failed in the Senate.

The Insider | May 20, 2021

The Senate Armed Services Committee is slated to convene May 25 to consider President Biden's nominations for three senior Pentagon posts, including Air Force secretary.

The Insider | May 19, 2021

The Biden administration now expects to submit its fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress on May 28, not May 27, according to Rob Friedlander, a spokesman for the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Daily News | May 19, 2021

Top Senate Republicans have introduced an amendment that would require parity between defense and non-defense spending increases for fiscal year 2022, arguing it is needed to compete with China.

Daily News | May 18, 2021

Groups representing defense contractors say there is a lack of collaboration between the U.S. government and industry on the military drawdown from Afghanistan, which they say has raised many "as-yet unanswered" questions about the future.

The Insider | May 17, 2021

Senior defense officials are slated to appear on Capitol Hill this week, while Washington-area think tanks host several events on national security.

Daily News | May 13, 2021

Acting Pentagon acquisition chief Stacy Cummings said today the Defense Department still needs at least $11 billion in supplemental funding from Congress to support defense contractors with pandemic-related costs and avoid cutting modernization programs and military readiness accounts.

The Insider | May 13, 2021

The fiscal year 2022 budget will be released May 27, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Daily News | May 13, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-CA) said today he is considering including several reform measures in the upcoming defense authorization bill that would "spur innovation, get more for our money, make the competition work and avoid vendor lock."

Daily News | May 12, 2021

Executives from Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies and Boeing declined an invitation from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to testify during a Tuesday hearing about waste, fraud, cost overruns and auditing the Pentagon.

The Insider | May 12, 2021

Rep. Anthony Brown (D-MD), vice chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said today he believes the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill will likely not pass the full House until after the scheduled August recess.

Daily News | May 11, 2021

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he thinks the flat defense budget proposed by the Biden administration will provide opportunities to reform the Pentagon and prioritize new technologies over older programs.

Daily News | May 11, 2021

Mike McCord, nominated to serve as Defense Department comptroller -- a job he held during the Obama administration -- was questioned by lawmakers today about President Biden's proposed Pentagon budget, though full details have not yet been released.

The Insider | May 10, 2021

Senior Pentagon officials and defense company executives are slated to speak during several public events this week.

Daily News | May 6, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today he believes the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with present the Pentagon with "opportunities" to redirect spending to higher priorities.

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