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
Daily News | July 27, 2021

In the year after the Air Force unveiled its Arctic strategy, high-ranking service officials say they've worked to leverage ties with allies and partners and used wargaming to get a better grasp on the strategic threats facing the region, leading to "a major shift" in those exercises.

Daily News | July 27, 2021

The House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee wants more information on the infrastructure needed to test the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, Long-Range Standoff weapon and others across the Defense Department as part of the panel's fiscal year 2022 mark of the defense policy bill.

Daily News | July 27, 2021

Lawmakers on the House Armed Services cyber subcommittee are calling on the Air Force to undertake its own effort to review the service's technology systems and identify those that could be sunset.

Daily News | July 23, 2021

The Air Force's communications gateway prototype is expected to next fly in early fiscal year 2022 after the product experienced a schedule slip that pushed back a planned demonstration slated for earlier this summer, according to a service spokesman.

Daily News | July 22, 2021

A recent projection showing the Air Force's new nuclear cruise missile will cost $29 billion wasn't the main driver in officials' $609 million budget ask for the program next fiscal year, according to a service spokeswoman.

The Insider | July 21, 2021

​The Air Force Research Laboratory is considering employing a Systems Design Agent to facilitate development of its recently launched air-breathing hypersonics program, called "Mayhem," according to a recent notice.

Daily News | July 19, 2021

A federal judge has barred the Air Force from moving forward with awarding Sikorsky a $980 million sole-source contract for rolling upgrades to the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, arguing the service failed to justify the length and timing of the planned deal.

The Insider | July 16, 2021

Google Cloud and the Air Force's Rapid Sustainment Office are partnering to launch an aircraft maintenance initiative that officials say seeks to bolster maintenance readiness and staff productivity while slashing expenses.

The Insider | July 13, 2021

The Air Force has awarded Johns Hopkins University an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity deal worth up to $530 million to provide "research and development services in support of the nuclear enterprise," according to a contract notice released yesterday.

The Insider | July 12, 2021

The Air Force is in a "much better" place with Congress surrounding the Advanced Battle Management System and other programs that are more capability-focused, according to the service's deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements.

Daily News | July 12, 2021

Stressing the need to prioritize cost control as the Air Force pursues its replacement of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, House appropriators are looking to ensure lawmakers can more closely track the price tag of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program going forward.

Daily News | July 9, 2021

House appropriators have proposed slashing the Air Force's flagship hypersonic boost-glide weapon procurement budget by $44 million in fiscal year 2022.

Daily News | July 8, 2021

The Air Force's acting acquisition chief said she's hopeful the service will be able to find ways to move forward on digital testing "in the next year or two" as officials work to embrace a broader digital acquisition approach to programs.

The Insider | July 8, 2021

Delays in procuring the MH-139A Grey Wolf have freed some $194 million the Air Force intended to use to buy eight of the helicopters in fiscal year 2021, the Pentagon's omnibus reprogramming request shows.

The Insider | July 1, 2021

The Air Force has awarded prime contractor Raytheon a $2 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Long-Range Standoff Weapon, the Defense Department announced today.

Daily News | July 1, 2021

One top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee has introduced legislation seeking to stall development of the program aiming to replace the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Insider | July 1, 2021

Integrated with a different aircraft, Skyborg's autonomy core system flew for the second time during last month's Orange Flag event at Edwards Air Force Base, CA.

The Insider | June 28, 2021

The Air Force is poised to award prime contractor Raytheon an engineering and manufacturing development contract for its new cruise missile in the coming days, a service spokeswoman said Friday.

Daily News | June 24, 2021

Certifications for the MH-139A Grey Wolf are now expected to win Federal Aviation Administration approval over the coming few months and throughout fiscal year 2022, an Air Force spokeswoman said this week.

The Insider | June 22, 2021

It will be another six years until the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex is able to achieve Level 4 capabilities, the Air Force's top planner told a Senate subcommittee today.

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