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 | September 28, 2022

The Senate Armed Services Committee today green-lit President Biden's nominee for Pentagon deputy acquisition chief.

Daily News | September 28, 2022

Lockheed Martin and Verizon executives are working to develop and demonstrate 5G-enabled capabilities that they say would give the Defense Department a better sense of the battlespace while improving threat detection.

Daily News | September 26, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer says a fledgling experimentation initiative billed as a way to fill critical capability gaps across the joint force is unlike existing service-led demonstrations in large part because officials are approaching the problem set with different goals in mind.

The Insider | September 26, 2022

U.S. Strategic Command's advisory panel is poised to meet next month to assess the nuclear stockpile, discuss the mission surety of legacy nuclear triad systems and more, a notice posted to the Federal Register today states.

The Insider | September 21, 2022

The Senate quietly approved a bipartisan plan to extend the Small Business Innovation Research and complementary Small Business Technology Transfer programs by three years on Tuesday, teeing up a possible House vote in the coming days.

Daily News | September 20, 2022

Lawmakers are looking to move forward with a standalone, three-year extension for a key, decades-old program that administers small business grants across nearly a dozen federal agencies, including the Defense Department, according to a bill draft and summary.

Daily News | September 19, 2022

 A top Pentagon official said the Defense Department is "engaged" in work on a national spectrum strategy that would guide 5G wireless technology deployment and ensure a coordinated, cross-government approach to shape future policies.

Daily News | September 16, 2022

With two weeks remaining until the Small Business Innovation Research effort is set to expire, congressional negotiations surrounding a potential standalone reauthorization plan -- characterized by a keen interest in front-end changes to the decades-old program -- are getting down to the wire.

Daily News | September 15, 2022

Air Force officials are planning to release a model next week to help guide industry involvement in the service's push to connect its sensors and shooters through the Advanced Battle Management System program.

Daily News | September 14, 2022

The Defense Department inspector general has cleared the former head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit and closed an ethics probe in the days after his departure from the small-budget outfit that aims to leverage commercial technologies for military use cases.

Daily News | September 13, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency's zero-trust security program has kicked off its operational assessment period as officials prepare for a 2023 fielding decision to scale up the capability.

Daily News | September 12, 2022

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office are targeting January 2024 as an effective date for a Joint Strike Fighter performance-based logistics agreement, a deal that the airframe prime contractor has spent recent years working toward.

Daily News | September 12, 2022

Pushing for the implementation of a national strategy, artificial intelligence governance plan and other policy changes to drive emerging capability development, a new report from the Special Competitive Studies Project urges immediate action to ensure the U.S. sets itself up to dominate the critical technology space.

Daily News | September 8, 2022

Top Defense Department officials say their forthcoming zero-trust strategy will represent a "new and different" approach that comes as the Pentagon works to implement a "targeted" enterprise-wide security framework within the next five years.

Daily News | September 7, 2022

A new report from two ex-Defense Department officials is challenging the military to overhaul its approach to technology and transition to a software-centric system that aims to align the Pentagon with industry best practices.

The Insider | September 7, 2022

The F-35 Joint Program Office has suspended deliveries of the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft after officials found a component of the platform's turbomachine is sourced from China.

The Insider | September 2, 2022

The outgoing head of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outreach team announced he'll be taking on two new roles where he'll be continuing "to cheer for" the Defense Innovation Unit following his departure today.

Daily News | September 2, 2022

Defense Department officials are bracing themselves for a potential lapse in small business grant programs -- a key pillar of the military's broader innovation environment -- as lawmakers work to hammer out a deal ahead of a looming deadline.

Daily News | September 1, 2022

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit will be left to chart a new course following the departure of the outfit's longest-serving leader this week.

Daily News | September 1, 2022

Lockheed Martin executives say their efforts to leverage digital tools, boost efficiency and a focus on the supply chain have driven a drop in the company's portion of sustainment costs across all three F-35 variants -- a decrease the fighter's prime contractor predicts will continue over the next few years.

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