Briana Reilly

Briana Reilly was a Pentagon emerging tech reporter until December 2022. She previously covered the Air Force for Inside Defense after joining the publication in June 2021. Before that, she spent five years covering state politics and government in Wisconsin for The Capital Times and

Archived Articles
The Insider | December 30, 2022

Legislative defense leaders today announced the full slate of members tapped to serve on a recently established commission tasked with making recommendations on the use of emerging biotechnology and biomanufacturing in the military.

Daily News | December 29, 2022

In her first couple months on the job, U.S. Central Command's first-ever technology chief is pushing officials toward "building the muscle memory" for repeated capability iteration.

Daily News | December 21, 2022

House and Senate appropriators are pushing to add further guardrails to accelerated middle-tier acquisition authorities, raising concerns over the lack of transparency in cost and capability status tied to the rapid prototyping and fielding pathways.

Daily News | December 20, 2022

Lawmakers are freeing up an extra $1.8 billion to secure the next round of F-35 fighter jet purchases after Pentagon leaders warned the overall buy tied to the pending contract was in jeopardy stemming from a funding shortfall.

The Insider | December 19, 2022

The Pentagon's joint cyber force dedicated to deterring and disrupting malicious actors has officially become the Pentagon's latest subordinate unified command, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | December 19, 2022

The Pentagon has made its first critical minerals award leveraging Ukraine supplemental appropriations aid, the Defense Department announced today, pledging nearly $25 million to help create a domestic source for a compound that’s key in munitions manufacturing.

Daily News | December 16, 2022

Lawmakers are using the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill to push for changes to the military's innovation ecosystem, including through a provision seeking to produce a framework for bolstering the current capability environment.

The Insider | December 14, 2022

Germany announced today that it is moving forward with a planned buy of 35 F-35A fighter jets, making the country the program's ninth foreign military sales participant.

The Insider | December 9, 2022

The Defense Department has made "significant updates" to its innovation pathways website that officials say will make it a "one-stop-shop" for those in academia, industry and the military to learn about existing opportunities in this space.

Daily News | December 9, 2022

The Defense Department office that led the creation of a framework to establish a military baseline of safeguards against current cybersecurity risks is poised to work with agencies to secure for them interim funding to begin implementing a zero-trust architecture, a key official said this week.

The Insider | December 9, 2022

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) is threatening to block the confirmation process for future Defense Department nominees after lifting a separate hold he had placed to compel Pentagon officials to brief him about their implementation plan surrounding service members' reproductive health care access.

Daily News | December 8, 2022

With four vendors now selected to provide solutions under the multibillion-dollar Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability program, the Pentagon is focusing on releasing sub-orders to drive competition under what one official described as the "first-of-its-kind" contract.

Daily News | December 8, 2022

House and Senate authorizers have agreed to greenlight divestments of the A-10 Warthog and raise Air Force procurement, according to text of the annual defense policy bill released Tuesday evening.

Daily News | December 7, 2022

The Defense Department announced today that four vendors -- Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft and Oracle -- will be on contract for the military's up-to-$9-billion multicloud environment.

Daily News | December 7, 2022

U.S. Central Command's technology chief hopes a new counter-unmanned aerial system training tool born out of an inaugural innovation competition will serve as a roadmap for elevating novel solutions in the integrated air defense landscape.

Daily News | December 7, 2022

The Pentagon is working to leverage an existing program that grants certain defense vendors broader access to sensitive military information as a way to boost companies’ internal efforts to integrate capabilities needed to achieve Joint All-Domain Command and Control.

The Insider | December 6, 2022

One senator announced this week that he is placing a hold on all Defense Department nominees until he gets more information on the military's implementation plan for ensuring service members' access to reproductive health care.

The Insider | December 5, 2022

The Pentagon is poised to evaluate vendors' emerging technology pitches as officials seek to bolster their logistics and operational energy capabilities during a forthcoming round of discovery and demonstration events, a newly posted solicitation states.

Daily News | December 1, 2022

A newly established Defense Department office aims to invest in critical technologies that can bridge the so-called acquisition "valley of death" and be fielded at-scale.

Daily News | December 1, 2022

Critical elements found in military systems ranging from precision-guided weapons to lasers are at the center of two recently kicked-off programs from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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