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 | October 12, 2017

House Republicans and Democrats have named conferees for the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill, according to a statement from the House Armed Services Committee.

The Insider | October 12, 2017

The House, by unanimous consent, voted today to enter into conference with the Senate to consider the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | October 12, 2017

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday Democrats would fight for equal increases for defense and non-defense spending as negotiations for a final fiscal year 2018 appropriations package get underway.

The Insider | October 12, 2017

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

The Insider | October 11, 2017

President Trump has selected John Rood as his nominee to be the next under secretary of defense for policy, according to a White House announcement. 

Daily News | October 11, 2017

The Pentagon's new acquisition chief is seeking to cut in half the time it takes to award contracts, hinting at new pilot programs and highlighting software development as a significant capability gap for the military.

The Insider | October 10, 2017

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) praised the Army's plans to shake up its modernization strategy, calling it "an example of the kind of bold steps that will be necessary to fix a broken system."

The Insider | October 10, 2017

Former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin is the top candidate to be President Trump's nominee to serve as the Pentagon's under secretary of defense for research and engineering, according to multiple sources.

The Insider | October 09, 2017

The week ahead is driven by the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington, which is scheduled to draw a long list of senior Pentagon officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

House and Senate appropriators have denied the Defense Department's request to transfer $50 million to begin a new program to develop a commercially based, micro-synthetic aperture radar satellite prototype aimed at "deep learning analytics" to improve the speed and exploitation of raw satellite imagery.

Daily News | October 06, 2017

The Defense Department has begun fiscal year 2018 without a new budget, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is calling on all Pentagon personnel to remain committed to three core lines of effort: restoring military readiness, strengthening global alliances and reforming DOD business practices.

The Insider | October 05, 2017

The Defense Department's ongoing disaster assistance to Puerto Rico will likely delay the deployment of the U.S.S. Wasp, which is slated to bring F-35 Joint Strikes Fighters off the coast of Japan to mitigate threats from North Korea.

The Insider | October 05, 2017

More than 150 Republican lawmakers, led by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), have sent a letter to President Trump praising his “explicit endorsement” of a $700 billion defense budget during remarks he made at the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 19, despite the fact his administration has requested nearly $100 billion less than that for fiscal year 2018.

The Insider | October 05, 2017

Here are a few must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon.

Daily News | October 05, 2017

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has encouraged the Pentagon to attach a request for additional fiscal year 2018 defense funds to disaster aid legislation moving on Capitol Hill.

Daily News | October 04, 2017

Congressional defense committees have approved nearly 90 percent of the Pentagon's request to transfer $416 million between different accounts to increase funding for missile defense programs, according to a document released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

Daily News | October 03, 2017

Telling lawmakers he shares their concerns about corrupt and incompetent contracting in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday he wants to establish a new review board to prevent the waste, fraud and abuse documented by government audit agencies over the past 16 years of war.

Daily News | October 03, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senators Tuesday the Trump administration's new "conditions-based" strategy in Afghanistan, which calls for deploying more than 3,000 additional U.S. troops, would help break a stalemate between NATO forces and anti-government insurgents.

The Insider | October 02, 2017

Inside Defense recently obtained a cache of budget documents detailing Pentagon acquisition decisions and various appeals to Congress that would increase funding in some areas, but reduce it in others.

Daily News | October 02, 2017

The Pentagon recently sent Congress a request to reprogram nearly $414 million in base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations funds to an array of munitions programs and classified priorities, according to a document obtained by Inside Defense.

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