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 | August 30, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency has developed a four-pronged approach to improve its methods for harnessing and employing data, part of a broader "transformation effort" officials are undertaking to bolster their network capabilities and information technology.

The Insider | August 29, 2022

A newly announced Defense Department pilot seeks to boost development and scaling of dual-use, advanced manufacturing technologies in areas that will eventually include microelectronics and clean energy.

Daily News | August 29, 2022

Defense Department leaders are poised to complete the transition of the military's pathfinder artificial intelligence initiative by the end of September, a move that will leave the effort's more prominent capabilities under the purview of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Daily News | August 23, 2022

The Defense Intelligence Agency is poised to begin contracting efforts tied to officials' push to modernize the federal government’s top-secret IT network in fiscal year 2023, the agency's chief information officer said today.

Daily News | August 19, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to determine its approach to a new microelectronics manufacturing program that aims to ultimately onshore research and production of advanced microsystems.

Daily News | August 15, 2022

All of the Air Force's F-35s "have resumed normal operations," a service spokeswoman told Inside Defense today, after concerns tied to a potentially defective ejection seat component prompted a fleetwide stand-down and review.

Daily News | August 15, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is exploring the potential for advancing ground- and space-based telescope technology that one official says could ultimately be leveraged to improve the military's battlespace awareness.

Daily News | August 10, 2022

A "majority" of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet has been cleared for flying operations amid an enterprise-wide review stemming from a potential ejection seat malfunction issue, according to a Joint Program Office spokesman. (UPDATED)

The Insider | August 9, 2022

President Biden today signed into law a long-anticipated plan to boost funding for domestic semiconductor production and funnel some $2 billion toward military microelectronics.

Daily News | August 9, 2022

Senate appropriators want to halve spending for the Defense Department's rapid experimentation effort in fiscal year 2023, knocking the Pentagon for a lack of "defined program goals" tied to the recently launched effort that aims to bridge innovative solutions with military applications.

Daily News | August 8, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency is leveraging "lessons learned" from the early days of milCloud 2.0 to smooth the migration process for officials' new on-premise cloud environment as they look to bring on additional capabilities and mission partners in the near-term.

Daily News | August 4, 2022

Officials working on the Pentagon's years-in-the-making effort to boost data sharing with its partners are currently focused on creating a common infrastructure to generate "a global capability" that would foster enhanced mission planning and execution, one leader with the Joint Staff (J-6) said today.

The Insider | August 3, 2022

The Pentagon has launched a trio of new projects to explore 5G and future wireless technologies, including one that aims to become the military's "hub" for next-generation communications efforts, the Defense Department announced this week.

The Insider | August 1, 2022

Garrett Yee has joined General Dynamics Information Technology as the vice president and general manager of the company's Army sector, executives announced today.

Daily News | July 29, 2022

Although the F-35 Joint Program Office has broken norms in its selection of a new director, officials are still adhering to a key precedent when it comes to acquisition oversight of the Defense Department's largest procurement effort.

Daily News | July 29, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency is lengthening its Thunderdome zero-trust environment program timeline by six months and expanding it to include a classified network prototype, officials announced this week.

The Insider | July 29, 2022

Booz Allen Hamilton's defense business will see a new leader in the coming months, executives announced during the company’s earnings call today.  

Daily News | July 28, 2022

Senate appropriators today released their $792.1 billion fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill, proposing a nearly $12 billion boost in procurement in a plan that represents a nearly 4% increase over the president's budget request.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

Two of President Biden's picks for key Defense Department posts -- deputy acquisition chief and the newly created industrial policy head -- are facing a roadblock in their path for Senate approval after one lawmaker today warned he would be placing a hold on their nominations.

Daily News | July 28, 2022

U.S. Cyber Command's acquisition arm is preparing to bring on dozens of new hires in the coming years as officials await the receipt of enhanced budgeting authority in fiscal year 2024 amid quickening adversarial moves to exploit network vulnerabilities.

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