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 | February 27, 2018

The Defense Department is requesting a $21.2 billion budget in fiscal year 2019 for its military intelligence program, 2.4 percent more than it sought in FY-18.

The Insider | February 27, 2018

Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, nominated to be the next chief of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, is scheduled to appear Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee for his confirmation hearing.

Daily News | February 27, 2018

The outgoing head of U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency today said the Defense Department needs to better manage defense contractors and risks they pose if their data is compromised by “malicious state actors” like Russia or China.

The Insider | February 26, 2018

Key Pentagon officials are scheduled to appear throughout the week at a series of congressional hearings and conferences hosted by Washington think tanks and defense industry associations.

The Insider | February 23, 2018

President Trump is set today to announce the 'largest-ever' package of new sanctions against North Korea, according to the White House.

Daily News | February 22, 2018

The Pentagon has "realigned" $20 billion initially pegged for its fiscal year 2019 Overseas Contingency Operations request and directed it toward the military's base budgets to adhere to a bipartisan congressional spending deal, according to a detailed breakdown provided to Inside Defense.

The Insider | February 21, 2018

The State Department has approved a possible $3.2 billion foreign military sale of Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units to Sweden to bolster that country's missile defense capabilities, according to a recent notice from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Daily News | February 21, 2018

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) wants Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to provide him with detailed cost and time line information on the Defense Department's ongoing $2 trillion audit, according to a recent letter the lawmaker sent to the Pentagon.

The Insider | February 20, 2018

Several defense companies have scheduled earnings calls for the week ahead, while the Air Force Association's annual Air Warfare Symposium begins Wednesday in Orlando, FL.

The Insider | February 16, 2018

The Senate last night confirmed several high-level Pentagon nominees, including one official intended to be the Defense Department's new No. 3 and one who will perform the role of chief innovation officer.

The Insider | February 15, 2018

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Daily News | February 15, 2018

The military service vice chiefs, who last year generated alarm by testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. military readiness had been compromised, this week delivered a more optimistic message following a bipartisan budget deal poised to pump an additional $165 billion into the Defense Department over the next two years.

Daily News | February 13, 2018

The Pentagon, which will no longer lobby Congress for another round of base realignments and closures, intends to find $6 billion in efficiencies in fiscal year 2019 by establishing a new management task force composed of senior officials and executing a variety of unnamed initiatives.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

Before Congress finalized a two-year spending deal, the Defense Department planned to finance a multibillion-dollar budget buildup through its controversial Overseas Contingency Operations account. Now, it is reversing course and projects it will begin phasing out OCO in FY-20.

Daily News | February 12, 2018

The Trump administration today unveiled the outlines of a $686 billion budget for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2019 that includes a $20 billion placeholder for military spending increases set as part of the recent two-year budget deal.

The Insider | February 12, 2018

The Pentagon will submit its fiscal year 2019 budget Monday, and the service vice chiefs are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill later in the week on military readiness. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to Italy for a NATO ministerial.

The Insider | February 09, 2018

The White House Office of Management and Budget will submit the fiscal year 2019 budget request Monday and is updating it to reflect the two-year, $300 billion spending agreement Congress reached early this morning, according to a senior OMB official.

The Insider | February 09, 2018

Congress, after a short government shutdown last night, has approved a two-year budget agreement that would provide an additional $165 billion in defense spending. 

Daily News | February 08, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, citing an ongoing Pentagon audit, pledged today to "wisely" spend the $165 billion in additional defense funding Congress is poised to grant the Defense Department in fiscal years 2018 and 2019.

Daily News | February 07, 2018

Senate leaders today broke a political logjam over federal spending, announcing a two-year budget agreement that would raise statutory caps on defense spending for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 by $165 billion, a deal that -- if agreed to by the House and enacted -- would exceed increases for the Pentagon proposed last year by the Trump administration.

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