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 | April 05, 2018

The Pentagon today established a new team to determine how it can support President Trump's order to send National Guard troops to the southern border and expand military assistance to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Insider | April 05, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

The Insider | April 04, 2018

President Trump will sign a proclamation today that immediately deploys National Guard troops to secure the southern border with Mexico, according to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

Daily News | April 04, 2018

The Pentagon and the intelligence community are in near constant contact on a host of issues, but the protection of defense contractors' classified data has become an area of increased focus, according to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.

The Insider | April 04, 2018

The White House said today the United States remains committed to the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but offered no details on the future of U.S. military involvement.

Daily News | April 03, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted a group of defense company executives at the Pentagon today and has an additional meeting scheduled for Thursday to discuss the Defense Department's key priorities, including the security of classified information, Inside Defense has learned.

The Insider | April 03, 2018

The United States plans to provide nearly $100 million to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for the procurement of large-caliber ammunition and $70 million for training and equipping their forces, according to an announcement from the White House.

The Insider | April 03, 2018

The head of the Defense Digital Service will remain at his post for the foreseeable future as the Pentagon attempts a controversial transition to a new, commercial cloud computing system.

Daily News | April 02, 2018

Several private contractors working for the Missile Defense Agency did not properly implement security processes to protect classified information, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

The Insider | April 02, 2018

Congress is out this week, but senior defense officials are scheduled to make a variety of appearances at industry conferences and think-tank events.

The Insider | March 30, 2018

Boeing is reorganizing its defense business, creating new divisions for commercial derivative aircraft and missile and weapon systems, while eliminating its development division.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said today the Pentagon is focused on ensuring accountability in how it spends the additional $80 billion Congress just provided in a fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending bill.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

The House Armed Services Committee will begin consideration of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill April 26, with a full committee mark-up scheduled for May 9, according to a schedule released today.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has spoken with President Trump about the Pentagon potentially paying the $25 billion bill for a wall on the southern border with Mexico, the Defense Department's chief spokeswoman confirmed today.

The Insider | March 29, 2018

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

The Insider | March 28, 2018

Inside Defense has a new, in-depth look at how GOP defense hawks worked for months publicly and behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to win a historic increase in military spending.

Daily News | March 28, 2018

The Pentagon should "immediately" adopt private-sector practices for agile software development and jettison its traditional methods in favor of a more iterative approach, according to an influential advisory board.

Daily News | March 27, 2018

When President Trump was elected in late 2016, defense advocates readied for increased spending, confident his arrival would mean far larger budgets. But for nearly the past 18 months, that prediction has faced doubts and political gridlock, as Congress continued to rely on stopgap spending measures.

The Insider | March 26, 2018

President Trump should support the sale of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to Taiwan to help protect it from Chinese military "aggression," according to a recent letter from Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and James Inhofe (R-OK).

The Insider | March 26, 2018

In response to a March 4 chemical attack in the United Kingdom, President Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian officials believed to be conducting "malicious activities" in the United States and is shuttering the Russian consulate in Seattle, according to several White House officials.

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