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

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Daily News | October 20, 2022

U.S. Cyber Command has completed a global defensive cyberspace operation that sought to boost partner interoperability while targeting malware, officials announced this week.

The Insider | October 18, 2022

Executives at Lockheed Martin, the builder of the High Mobility Advanced Rocket Systems that have been a key component of U.S. military aid packages to Ukraine, say they're working to ramp up production of the rocket launchers to 96 per year.

The Insider | October 18, 2022

Michael Brown, the former head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit, has joined Shield Capital as a venture partner, the firm announced today.

The Insider | October 17, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is holding a proposers day next month targeting participants interested in a new artificial intelligence reinforcement effort that aims to enable tactical autonomy in operational environments often avoided by military commanders.

The Insider | October 17, 2022

Members of the soon-to-reconvene Defense Innovation Board will include a former lawmaker, ex-military service acquisition chief, a prior intelligence community official and more, Inside Defense has learned.

Daily News | October 14, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working to roll out a series of pilot programs and bring on a chief learning officer as officials aim to bolster their workforce's skill set through a soon-to-be widely deployed "technician of the future" training initiative.

The Insider | October 13, 2022

The Pentagon has stood up a new Information Management and Technology Directorate and named a chief information officer tasked with enhancing oversight of the Office of the Secretary of Defense's IT resources.

The Insider | October 13, 2022

The Pentagon's Defense Business Board will be briefed on the streamlining of military intelligence processes when members convene for their meeting next month, a Federal Register notice states.

Daily News | October 13, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency is "looking really hard at" the potential for deploying the new on-premise cloud environment outside the contiguous United States, a key official said today, a move she noted would help bolster resiliency for combatant command users.

The Insider | October 12, 2022

The Defense Innovation Board is poised to hold its first meeting in two years next week after it and other advisory committees saw its operations paused amid a so-called "zero-based review" of the Pentagon's panels.

The Insider | October 11, 2022

The Pentagon is poised to resume accepting deliveries of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter following a weeks-long stall stemming from the recent detection of a Chinese-sourced alloy within the jet's turbomachine.

The Insider | October 7, 2022

A bipartisan letter calling on the Defense Department to continue investing in adaptive propulsion technology in fiscal year 2024 has won support from 49 lawmakers, according to a final copy shared today with Inside Defense.

The Insider | October 7, 2022

Citing Russian and Chinese attempts to boost their influence over the Arctic, the Biden administration's newly released strategy covering the region aims to establish the United States as a counter-balance, calling for deeper coordination with allies and greater security investments.

Daily News | October 6, 2022

The Pentagon's technology chief has stood up a task force charged with finding "the right balance of openness and security" for each of the areas she's named as critical for research and engineering -- the latest in a long line of reviews centering on the relationship between furthering academic study and safeguarding U.S. interests.

The Insider | October 5, 2022

The Army has begun rolling out Google Workspace across the service, an arrangement that will ultimately provide up to 250,000 soldiers with access to the company's software tools.

Daily News | October 5, 2022

More than two-dozen lawmakers have signed a bipartisan letter urging the Defense Department to continue funding its adaptive propulsion efforts heading into the next budget cycle.

The Insider | October 4, 2022

U.S. Central Command announced today that it has hired Schuyler Moore as its first chief technology officer.

Daily News | September 29, 2022

The closely watched search for the next head of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit is expected to take another four to six months, the outfit’s acting leader says -- a timeline, slammed by one key lawmaker, that would leave the small-budget unit without a director well into fiscal year 2023.

The Insider | September 29, 2022

A bill to reauthorize two small business programs that serve as key pillars within the military's broader innovation environment has won approval from the House, clearing both chambers of Congress just one day before the initiatives are set to expire.

The Insider | September 29, 2022

The National Defense Industrial Association board has elected Michael Bayer as its new chair effective Oct. 1, the organization announced today.

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