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 | September 19, 2022

Senior defense officials are slated to speak at an annual Air Force Association conference this week.

The Insider | September 16, 2022

The Defense Department announced another military aid package for Ukraine, this time valued at $600 million to include additional ammunition for long-range artillery, counter-drone systems, mine-clearing equipment and more.

Daily News | September 15, 2022

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today the Defense Department's future-years budget plan has a "wedge" to purchase production-level hypersonic weapons.

The Insider | September 15, 2022

The Army has awarded a $311 million contract to Raytheon Missiles and Defense and Lockheed Martin for the delivery of more than 1,800 Javelin anti-tank systems to replenish those that have been sent from U.S. stocks to support Ukraine in its fight against an ongoing Russian invasion.

Daily News | September 14, 2022

A new commission charged with reforming the Pentagon's 1960s-era budget planning and programming process got off to a slow start this summer, but the group's chairman says members have been meeting for months and have made "significant progress," though a final report will be delayed.

Daily News | September 13, 2022

Key defense business associations are urging Congress to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that increases funding for the Pentagon, thereby alleviating inflation-related stress for defense contractors and their suppliers. (UPDATED)

The Insider | September 12, 2022

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak at several conferences this week and to appear on Capitol Hill.

Daily News | September 9, 2022

The Defense Department is open to considering inflation relief for defense contractors working under firm, fixed-price contracts in "extraordinary circumstances," according to a new guidance memo released by the Pentagon pricing chief.

Daily News | September 9, 2022

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante will be in Brussels on Sept. 28 to chair a multinational meeting of dozens of national armaments directors seeking to support sustained military aid to Ukraine, as well as increased weapon system compatibility.

Daily News | September 8, 2022

Senior defense officials say they are working on ways to accelerate foreign military sales, including the Pentagon acquisition chief, who says now is a "golden opportunity" to reform the notoriously bureaucratic system, especially if the administration can focus its efforts around equipping Taiwan.

The Insider | September 8, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said today the United States, in coordination with NATO, will soon host a meeting of armaments directors from nations around the world to discuss how the global defense industrial base can be "streamlined" to continue arming Ukraine in its ongoing fight against a Russian invasion.

The Insider | September 8, 2022

The Defense Department announced today that it intends to transfer $657 million in military aid to Ukraine, including additional long-range artillery and munitions to help the country defend itself from Russia's ongoing invasion.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today he expects Congress to pass a stopgap continuing resolution that contains more emergency military aid for Ukraine, though the debate may delay passage of the annual defense authorization bill.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

Pentagon acquisition chief Bill LaPlante said today he is planning to soon release updated policy guidance aimed at "loosening" contracting regulations to provide inflation relief to defense contractors, especially small suppliers working under firm, fixed-price contracts.

The Insider | September 6, 2022

The Pentagon has announced an operational test launch of an unarmed Air Force Global Strike Command Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile early tomorrow morning out of Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA.

The Insider | September 6, 2022

Senior Pentagon officials are slated to speak at several public events this week.

The Insider | September 2, 2022

President Biden intends to nominate Nickolas Guertin, who was confirmed as director of operational test and evaluation less than a year ago, to be the Navy's new assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition, according to a White House announcement.

Daily News | September 2, 2022

The White House is asking Congress to pass a stopgap continuing resolution before the start of the fiscal year on Oct. 1 that would provide $13.7 billion in emergency military aid to Ukraine, including more than $7 billion to help replenish U.S. weapons that have been transferred there, according to a proposal from the Office of Management and Budget.

Daily News | September 1, 2022

Senior Pentagon officials are considering an inflation relief proposal made by key defense industry associations that would have Congress expand military funding and allow alterations to fixed-price contracts that could help companies battered by surging prices.

Daily News | August 31, 2022

Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who oversees many of the Pentagon's technology development and budgeting decisions, said today that among her top innovation priorities are enterprise cloud computing and artificial intelligence capabilities aimed at increasing the U.S. military's "speed of decision."

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