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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The Insider | April 26, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- Though the Army is still in the early stages of implementing its new approach to cyber risk management, the service’s deputy chief of staff (G-6) said today the effort “significantly changes” how officials will confront the bureaucratic components of the process.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- The head of the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for industry help to create secure software development pipelines for legacy applications, bolster battlespace visualization by leveraging emerging technologies, and improve the acquisition process for minimum viable products to allow for quicker delivery.

Daily News | April 25, 2022

The Pentagon’s efforts to develop and deliver advanced Block 4 software capabilities to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have risen by more than half a billion dollars and are expected to extend into fiscal year 2029, a Government Accountability Office report released today shows.

The Insider | April 25, 2022

The Pentagon today announced it’s bringing on Craig Martell, formerly the head of machine learning for rideshare company Lyft, to serve as the new chief digital and artificial intelligence officer.

Daily News | April 21, 2022

A proposed nearly $900 million investment in microelectronics is among the drivers of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's $4.1 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request, the agency's director said this week.

The Insider | April 21, 2022

The head of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outreach arm is poised to brief the Defense Business Board on transitioning commercial capabilities to the military in a closed-door meeting next month.

The Insider | April 21, 2022

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit has officially opened its new satellite office in Chicago, marking the organization's fifth outpost and first in the Midwest.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

The director of the Defense Department's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center worries that the military services' stovepipes could stand in the way of ongoing efforts to integrate AI capabilities across the Pentagon's components. 

Daily News | April 20, 2022

As the head of the Defense Innovation Unit calls for a new process to quickly adopt commercial technology and ensure capabilities are addressing emerging threats, he says his attempts to raise awareness among military stakeholders aren't being met with "enough sense of urgency."

The Insider | April 20, 2022

The senior adviser to the Defense Department's chief data officer says the military is beginning to increasingly embrace data sharing as officials work toward a goal of faster information transfers to help enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

Top Pentagon officials are working to overlay their recently completed Joint All-Domain Command and Control implementation plan with their fiscal year 2023 budget request as they prepare to make investments heading into the next funding cycle.

Daily News | April 19, 2022

Though the Air Force's unfunded priorities list cites a need for seven additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, a service spokeswoman noted officials' interest in extra procurement hinges on whether a critical enabler of the program's advanced Block 4 capabilities is included in those jets.

The Insider | April 14, 2022

A top Air Force software official said today the service will face challenges in setting limitations for military-owned and operated technology factories that support ongoing integration and delivery.

Daily News | April 13, 2022

The Pentagon is planning to use its new rapid experimentation effort to oversee future technology demonstrations and advance innovative solutions to joint problems as officials seek to close warfighting capability gaps across the Defense Department.

Daily News | April 13, 2022

While Pratt & Whitney works to incorporate a new approach to engine maintenance across the F-22 fighter fleet, the company is eyeing opportunities to expand the effort to the F-35 and commercial customers, executives told Inside Defense this week.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Space Force has sent Congress a $639 million unfunded priorities list, with more than half the request going toward classified efforts, according to slides obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Air Force is seeking seven extra F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and an increased investment in hypersonic testing in the $4.6 billion unfunded priorities list the service sent to Congress, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | April 7, 2022

The Air Force Association announced today it is rebranding to incorporate the Space Force into its name and logo -- a change the group's chair said would make "clear to everyone that space is integral to our mission."

Daily News | April 7, 2022

While the Pentagon's technology chief is targeting the middle of the decade for fielding operational hypersonic weapon prototypes across the military services, she warned lawmakers against adopting "a horse race" mentality to building out that capability.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Air Force is projecting Boeing won't deliver its Air Force One replacements until the end of 2026, two years later than originally anticipated, a service spokeswoman said.

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