Briana Reilly

Briana Reilly is a Pentagon emerging tech reporter, who 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 | July 18, 2022

General Dynamics Information Technology has won a contract worth up to $908 million to bolster U.S. Air Forces in Europe-run IT and network systems, the company announced today.

The Insider | July 15, 2022

The next leader of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit could helm the outfit for up to six years, according to a highly publicized job listing shared this week.

Daily News | July 14, 2022

Australia's defense minister is hoping to use a recently announced tripartite pact with the United States and the U.K. to build a foundation of "seamless" industrial bases between the three countries as they look to leverage a host of emerging technologies and capabilities.

The Insider | July 14, 2022

The Pentagon's technology chief plans to brief industry officials later this month on the Defense Department's new rapid experimentation effort that aims to identify, demonstrate and transition promising military capabilities.

Daily News | July 11, 2022

Defense industry executives say they want to get more direction from the Pentagon on how to approach the military-wide Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort, citing a lack of mission threads that have led companies to attempt to independently assess what's needed.

Daily News | July 11, 2022

The Pentagon's recently completed, classified plan for implementing a military-wide internet of things through Joint All-Domain Command and Control will see continued updates as officials work to incorporate real-time changes stemming in part from an evolving threat landscape.

The Insider | July 8, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has stood up a new Defense Science Board task force to review the potential for leveraging emerging technologies and approaches to "rebalance intervention cost and benefit" and restore the U.S. military's "operational dominance," a recently posted memo states.

Daily News | July 8, 2022

Ahead of the House debate next week on the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, lawmakers have proposed a series of bipartisan amendments designed to bolster innovation and partnerships with nontraditional defense contractors.

Daily News | July 7, 2022

U.S. Cyber Command officials are assessing the potential for further using artificial intelligence and machine learning via an ongoing survey set to wrap up this month.

The Insider | July 5, 2022

Defense industrial leaders are calling on lawmakers to use legislation aiming to bolster microelectronics production as a vehicle for delaying a research and development tax change that executives say "will stifle American manufacturing and innovation investment."

Daily News | July 5, 2022

Defense Department officials are gauging the potential for leveraging two engine makers' adaptive propulsion system offerings into a "tri-variant" solution that would be viable across the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet.

Daily News | June 29, 2022

Top officials within the Pentagon's newly stood up artificial intelligence outfit want to see the capability discussed not just as a technology but as a "solution to a mission problem" -- a framing they hope would allow experts to be part of early development talks and ensure late-stage requests to "sprinkle some AI on" a given program are minimized.

The Insider | June 28, 2022

The Defense Department inspector general is launching an evaluation to gauge the extent to which the Pentagon coordinated with "European partners in support of Ukraine."

Daily News | June 27, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee wants to see the military step up its efforts to more widely leverage artificial intelligence and autonomy capabilities, including adding the technology to legacy systems, according to an amendment to the panel’s recently approved fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill.

Daily News | June 23, 2022

A new immersive commercial acquisition program from the Defense Innovation Unit seeks to reduce barriers to transitioning new technologies from nontraditional vendors to military components by teaching service contracting professionals about the process.

Daily News | June 23, 2022

The Defense Department has released its framework for advancing responsible artificial intelligence throughout the military, outlining a series of action items surrounding implementing test and evaluation requirements for the technology, establishing acquisition tools for related capabilities and bolstering staffing levels to ensure appropriate oversight.

Daily News | June 22, 2022

The leader of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit hopes that a recently created "hedge strategy" he helped craft in coordination with the Office of Naval Research will pack "surprise" into DOD's development of large weapons platforms.

Daily News | June 22, 2022

House authorizers want to see the Pentagon move more quickly in deploying 5G infrastructure across its military bases, with lawmakers signing off on amended language today that would require the defense secretary to set a target date for rolling out the wireless broadband infrastructure at all DOD installations.

Daily News | June 21, 2022

House appropriators want the Pentagon's cost assessment and program evaluation office to complete its own review of the future propulsion systems officials are considering for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet, as the joint program office wraps up a separate analysis of engine modernization options.

Daily News | June 17, 2022

The F-35 program is poised to reach its long-delayed, full-rate production decision by March 2024 under an updated acquisition program baseline that recently won approval, a Pentagon spokeswoman told Inside Defense.

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