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 | July 19, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants the Defense Department to stop blocking the public release of information on the performance -- or lack thereof -- of multibillion-dollar weapon systems and is calling for the Pentagon inspector general to review DOD's "uneven" justifications for doing so.

The Insider | July 18, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee has filed its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, which would authorize $45 billion more in spending than what President Biden has requested.

Daily News | July 18, 2022

David Norquist, who served as acting defense secretary, deputy defense secretary and Pentagon comptroller during the Trump administration, is now at the helm of the National Defense Industrial Association where he says he has a much different job, but similar priorities.

The Insider | July 18, 2022

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

The Insider | July 14, 2022

The House has voted 329-101 to pass its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, now awaiting the Senate to do the same so the legislation can enter conference committee negotiations in the coming weeks.

The Insider | July 12, 2022

The House Rules Committee has voted to include 650 amendments in the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill scheduled to debated on the floor by lawmakers this week.

Daily News | July 12, 2022

The White House opposes several provisions in the House's version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would limit the Pentagon's ability to divest "lower-priority" platforms, but is not threatening to veto the legislation, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Daily News | July 11, 2022

The new head of Lockheed Martin's "Skunk Works" team says the company has begun fleshing out its approach to the future of aerial warfare -- manned-unmanned teaming, with plans for a "distributed concept" that would join a variety of aircraft in the skies enabled by artificial intelligence and machine autonomy, especially lower-end, more "expendable" assets.

The Insider | July 11, 2022

The House is set to debate its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill this week.

The Insider | July 8, 2022

The United States is sending a new $400 million military aid package to Ukraine that includes another batch of High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, along with new munitions to allow for "more precise targeting" of invading Russian forces, according to a senior defense official.

The Insider | July 7, 2022

Congress has given the Defense Department approval to reprogram $969 million toward the Defense Logistics Agency to cover the rising cost of fuel, according to a Pentagon document.

Daily News | July 5, 2022

The Defense Department wants congressional approval to shift nearly $3 billion in unspent funds toward a host of areas, including priority weapons programs like systems to counter small, unmanned drones as well as "must-pay bills" brought on by "inflationary pressure," according to a Pentagon "omnibus" reprogramming document obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | July 5, 2022

Few events are scheduled for the week ahead in Washington.

The Insider | July 1, 2022

The Defense Department has announced a new $820 million military aid package for Ukraine to defend itself against an ongoing Russian invasion, including two National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems from Norway and additional ammunition for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems that have already been sent from the United States.

The Insider | June 30, 2022

The House Rules Committee has given lawmakers until July 5 to file amendments to the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, scheduled to be debated when Congress returns from recess the week of July 11.

The Insider | June 29, 2022

The Army has awarded contracts to Palantir and Raytheon Technologies to develop prototypes for the service's Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node, a military battlefield system intended to leverage artificial intelligence like never before.

The Insider | June 27, 2022

Senior defense officials will speak about national security issues around Washington this week.

The Insider | June 23, 2022

The Defense Department today announced plans to transfer $450 million in military equipment to Ukraine, including four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems.

The Insider | June 23, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee has voted 57-1 to pass its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

The Insider | June 22, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee has voted to approve an amendment to its version of the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill that would save the nuclear sea-launched cruise missile program from termination.

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