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

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Daily News | May 27, 2022

The Pentagon's forthcoming multivendor, multicloud enterprise is expected to "work interchangeably" and be interconnected with the military services' existing cloud acquisition approaches once the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability comes online, according to the Defense Department's acting information enterprise chief.

Daily News | May 26, 2022

With the decade anniversary of the Pentagon's autonomous weapon systems policy nearing, the bedrock directive could soon be in for the refresh that some have sought for years.

Daily News | May 25, 2022

The Army's updated framework outlining its approach to implementing cloud solutions is in staffing and poised to be released "soon," the head of the service's Enterprise Cloud Management Agency said.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

While the Defense Department has taken steps to safeguard sensitive data, it has yet to fully implement cybersecurity requirements surrounding its controlled unclassified information across the military's components, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | May 17, 2022

The Defense Department's first emerging capabilities policy director is calling on the military to move with "responsible speed" as it works to quicken the pace of development, experimentation and integration of new technologies.

Daily News | May 17, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit wants $15 million in fiscal year 2023 to kick-start a new research effort centered on the prototyping and deployment of commercial battery technologies for military purposes.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee announced its subcommittee mark-up schedule for the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill today, set for June 8 and 9, paving the way for the legislation to clear the full committee later in the month.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The Pentagon's research and engineering office is shaking up its organizational chart by redesignating three positions as deputy chief technology officers and shifting the purview of those roles in an attempt to streamline the technology-to-capability pipeline.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has identified a potential new artificial intelligence exploration opportunity surrounding the combination and processing of sensor and environmental information to bolster machine learning.

The Insider | May 6, 2022

The head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit is planning to leave his post in September, Inside Defense has confirmed.

Daily News | May 6, 2022

After months of working "really aggressively" to add capabilities to a new, on-premise cloud environment and migrate users there ahead of the sunset of milCloud 2.0, the Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to move toward a more regular update cadence shaped by a "very deliberately" planned roadmap, an agency official said.

Daily News | May 5, 2022

The Government Accountability Office has found that F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program officials still do not have a full accounting of the costs tied to the various parts of the aircraft, despite making efforts to create a baseline inventory and improve tracking of those assets in recent years.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

While cyber experts gave credit to some in the Pentagon for their work to leverage artificial intelligence, they said broader adoption and a top-down push is needed to ensure implementation of a military-wide strategy. 

Daily News | May 3, 2022

Leidos' top executives cautioned today that their recently won $11.5 billion contract to unify the Pentagon's so-called Fourth Estate IT environments will face, in the words of the chief executive officer, "a slow ramp" before becoming "a significant program" for the company.

The Insider | May 2, 2022

In the days after Microsoft revealed it has identified more than 237 cyberattacks perpetuated by Russian actors in Ukraine alone over the course of the invasion, the company's executive vice president of strategic missions and technologies said today the operations are "only getting more and more disruptive."

Daily News | May 2, 2022

Microsoft and the Naval Postgraduate School are partnering under a new framework to research how a host of technologies could support the Navy's broader operational needs -- an undertaking that those involved say could help explore the military applications of rapidly maturing, commercial-driven solutions.

Daily News | April 29, 2022

While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has logged recent improvements in readiness and sustainment, lawmakers remain frustrated by the persisting issues tied to the military's most expensive weapon system. 

Daily News | April 28, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- U.S. Cyber Command is laying the groundwork for receiving enhanced budgeting authority in fiscal year 2024, a move the outfit's director of operations says "is absolutely vital" in continuing to mature the command.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The head of the F-35 joint program office is working toward completing a planned assessment exploring options for future propulsion system efforts this summer to help inform the services' approach to engine modernization for the fighter aircraft.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency is poised to reach a key capability milestone later this year tied to officials' work advancing their primary electromagnetic spectrum contribution to the Pentagon's Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

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