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 | June 26, 2018

The House has begun debating the fiscal year 2019 defense appropriations bill.

Daily News | June 26, 2018

Senate appropriators seek to direct nearly $4 billion in additional funding to key areas of weapon system innovation including hypersonics, artificial intelligence, cyber, space, microelectronics and directed energy.

The Insider | June 25, 2018

The House is expected to vote on the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill, while Senate defense appropriators take up their version of the legislation. Meanwhile, senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak at different events around the Washington area.

The Insider | June 22, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has released a department-wide memo warning all Pentagon employees to "be alert" to potential theft of their personal data.

The Insider | June 22, 2018

President Trump, who raised eyebrows when he tweeted last week that "there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea," has sent a letter to Congress telling lawmakers that, actually, Pyongyang remains "an unusual and extraordinary threat" to the United States.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

A recent boost in the defense budget means the Pentagon should be able to make new investments in cutting-edge capabilities to regain technological momentum from China amid Beijing's military spending binge, according to Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva.

The Insider | June 21, 2018

A major government restructuring proposed by the White House today would make significant changes to domestic agencies, but would mostly leave the Defense Department unchanged.

Daily News | June 21, 2018

House Republicans released a 10-year budget blueprint this week -- influenced by the party's anti-deficit contingent -- that delivers mixed news for defense spending and would slash discretionary and entitlement funds.

The Insider | June 20, 2018

China has for years sought to acquire access to key technologies and intellectual property from the United States and other countries as well as "capture" emerging technology industries likely to drive future economic growth and advancements in the defense industry, according to a new report from the White House.

Daily News | June 20, 2018

The Army is working to provide more timely reset and recapitalization of recently deployed Patriot surface-to-air missile systems after the Government Accountability Office found that delays in returning the refurbished systems to soldiers have degraded unit readiness.

Daily News | June 19, 2018

The Defense Department inspector general announced today it is broadening the scope of an audit meant to focus on the cyber vulnerabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles to include "select commercial items."

The Insider | June 19, 2018

Lt. Gen. Austin Miller, nominated to serve as the next commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, appeared on Capitol Hill today with his son, an Army lieutenant in the 82nd Airborne, and acknowledged the 17-year conflict has become "generational."

The Insider | June 18, 2018

President Trump announced today he is directing the Defense Department to establish an independent "space force."

The Insider | June 15, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today there is now a "new avenue to peace" with North Korea after President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un, but he cautioned that the United States must remain "vigilant" in blocking Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The Insider | June 14, 2018

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) said today he opposes President Trump's plans to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea.

The Insider | June 14, 2018

Harry Harris, President Trump's nominee for ambassador to South Korea, said during a Senate hearing today the nuclear threat stemming from North Korea remains a danger, despite Trump's statements to the contrary.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he wants to work with his Senate counterparts to send a final fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill to President Trump by the end of July.

The Insider | June 13, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee today voted 48-4 to pass the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill, approving a total of $606.5 billion in base funding and $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations account.

The Insider | June 13, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said today he supports President Trump’s decision to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea as long as negotiations with North Korea continue to move in a positive direction.

Daily News | June 13, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee will begin debating a defense spending bill today that would rescind $870 million in funds previously allocated mostly for weapon systems, the largest cut being $115 million from the Navy's Tomahawk missile account.

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