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 | November 28, 2022

A newly established Defense Science Board panel is focused on shoring up the resiliency of the Defense Department's electronic systems, including through establishing whether the CHIPS and Science Act could be leveraged to develop commercial secure processors.

The Insider | November 23, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer is planning to hold a three-day event in the coming months to give industry "visibility" on military spending in artificial intelligence and autonomy as part of an effort to widen communications channels in "areas that have investment across the services."

Daily News | November 22, 2022

The Pentagon has unveiled an overarching framework to bolster military components' safeguards against current cybersecurity risks as officials push to implement a zero-trust baseline within the next five years.

Daily News | November 21, 2022

The F-35 Joint Program Office expects a modernized propulsion system for the Joint Strike Fighter will take between five to seven years to develop, a JPO spokesman told Inside Defense, a timeline that would see a new engine for the Lightning II by 2031 as the military services stand poised to choose an upgrade for the fighter's powerplant.

The Insider | November 18, 2022

A new partnership between Microsoft and Lockheed Martin that gives the latter classified cloud access will ultimately allow executives to more quickly and cheaply provide solutions to Defense Department customers, the defense prime says.

Daily News | November 17, 2022

A recently announced coalition led by General Dynamics Information Technology seeks to provide "holistic" 5G capabilities and solutions to the military and other government agencies, a company executive said today.

The Insider | November 17, 2022

Two lawmakers are calling on appropriators to pump more money into the Defense Innovation Unit's fiscal year 2023 budget, lamenting the "chronically under-resourced" state of the outfit that aims to leverage commercial technologies for military use.

The Insider | November 16, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit's organizational arm dedicated to forming ties with the academic and entrepreneurial sectors has named a new managing director, filling a leadership slot that had been left vacant for more than a year.

The Insider | November 16, 2022

Booz Allen Hamilton today officially reopened its revamped downtown Washington, DC innovation center, a site executives were originally forced to shutter in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Daily News | November 8, 2022

TOWSON, MD -- The Pentagon is preparing to "very soon" release its enterprise-wide, zero-trust strategy -- a key document as the military looks to put the cybersecurity concept into action within the next five years.

Daily News | November 7, 2022

TOWSON, MD -- Defense Department officials are planning to award their multivendor, multicloud enterprise solution contract by the middle of next month, following a delay that pushed the announcement back by more than half a year.

Daily News | November 4, 2022

The Pentagon's policy head said he doesn't anticipate that China will invade Taiwan in the "near term" but he cautioned there could be an "incident" involving China in the coming years given a recent series of "unsafe and unprofessional activities."

Daily News | November 4, 2022

As the revitalized Defense Innovation Board begins to ramp up its work under a new chairman, the latest round of members is squaring up to the task of building on the lasting successes of the original panel, which include software acquisition, artificial intelligence and more.

Daily News | November 3, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency is hoping to roll out an expanded continuous integration, continuous delivery toolkit by the end of January -- a software development platform that one agency official said could act as an “enabler for modernization” across the Fourth Estate.

Daily News | November 1, 2022

Armed with their first task order under the Defense Enclave Services contract, Leidos executives are laying the groundwork for consolidation and integration work across an initial slate of five agencies as they prepare to gradually ramp up efforts to unify the Pentagon’s Fourth Estate IT environments.

Daily News | October 27, 2022

While leaders across the U.S. military and defense industry are pushing to bolster visibility over in their supply chains, Pentagon officials are continuing work to determine how a Chinese-sourced alloy found its way into the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's turbomachine.

Daily News | October 26, 2022

Pentagon leaders are working to stand up a new office that aims to tackle the process of integrating the military service-led efforts to achieve Joint All-Domain Command and Control across the Defense Department.

The Insider | October 25, 2022

A key NATO official wants to see European allies draw from "a much better, greater common industrial base" to develop needed military capabilities, as the world returns to a state of "global power competition" with China and Russia.

Daily News | October 25, 2022

A recent Lockheed Martin demonstration that included the orchestration of software at the edge in real time and the deployment of an in-flight update could give Pentagon officials a peek at how the integration of cutting-edge commercial technologies on military platforms are able to bolster intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

The Insider | October 24, 2022

The Pentagon has launched a new project focused on fielding microelectronics modernization prototypes that recently reached production under a years-old initiative.

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