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 | January 25, 2018

The House Appropriations Committee today, in the middle of a partisan standoff over immigration and budget policy, re-introduced its fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Defense Department supports a proposed law that would expand the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States to allow for more detailed government reviews of business transactions, especially those involving China and emerging technologies, that could put the defense industrial base at risk.

Daily News | January 25, 2018

The Pentagon's new director of operational test and evaluation is concerned that existing methods for measuring the performance of U.S. weapon systems do not adequately reflect the threats posed by potential adversaries, especially in the cyber and space realms, according to a new report obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | January 24, 2018

The Defense Department, along with the rest of the federal government, will release its fiscal year 2019 budget request on Feb. 12, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

The Insider | January 23, 2018

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said today the agency has spent the past year increasing its capacity to "interdict shipments" of cargo going into North Korea that could contain materials necessary to build nuclear weapons.

The Insider | January 22, 2018

Congress has voted to re-open the federal government after a three-day shutdown and extend funding to Feb. 8, when lawmakers will again face a political standoff over immigration and spending policy.

The Insider | January 22, 2018

The week ahead features several public appearances by senior Pentagon officials in the Washington area, while several large defense contractors are scheduled to hold quarterly earnings calls.

The Insider | January 19, 2018

The Defense Department and Office of Management and Budget have released guidance to employees and contractors in the event of a government shutdown at midnight that would, among other impacts, halt the pay of active military personnel and furlough many civilian employees and contractors.

The Insider | January 19, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis released a new National Defense Strategy in Washington today outlining the Pentagon's shift in focus from counterterrorism to "great power competition" with China and Russia.

Daily News | January 19, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today the new National Defense Strategy emphasizes military capability over capacity, increasing the Pentagon's focus on new investments in high-end technologies aimed at "great power competition" with China and Russia.

Daily News | January 19, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has successfully lobbied the White House to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 base budget by approximately $35 billion to $40 billion, according to government sources and analysts with knowledge of the negotiations.

The Insider | January 18, 2018

The House voted 230-197 Thursday night to pass a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded through Feb. 16 and avert a government shutdown Friday. 

The Insider | January 18, 2018

President Trump said outside the Pentagon today that Democrats will bear responsibility for a government shutdown should Congress be unable to pass a short-term continuing resolution by a Friday night deadline.

Daily News | January 18, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today the Pentagon cannot keep operating under short-term spending bills designed to stave off government shutdowns, though that is exactly what he and other Republicans are scrambling to accomplish before a Friday night deadline.

Daily News | January 17, 2018

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to release the new National Defense Strategy Friday in the middle of a political standoff over a government shutdown, which analysts say is illustrative of the challenges the Pentagon faces in pursuing a budget that matches its global ambitions.

The Insider | January 16, 2018

House Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) has introduced a stopgap continuing resolution that would keep the federal government funded until Feb. 16, as well as allow the Pentagon to begin spending money provided for "missile defeat and defense enhancements."

The Insider | January 16, 2018

Several nominees for key Pentagon appointments are slated to appear Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, including former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, who has been tapped to serve as the under secretary of defense for research and engineering, and Will Roper, the current director of the Strategic Capabilities Office, who has been selected to serve as the Air Force's assistant secretary for acquisition.

Daily News | January 16, 2018

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said he expects Congress will need to pass another continuing resolution this week to avert a government shutdown Friday, but stressed that every day under a stopgap measure does damage to the Defense Department.

The Insider | January 16, 2018

The week features the expected release of the National Defense Strategy as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan discussing military readiness. Senior Pentagon officials also have several public engagements.

The Insider | January 12, 2018

A draft of the Nuclear Posture Review has leaked to the media in advance of its planned release in February.

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