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 | July 27, 2022

Senators signed off on a compromise version of a bipartisan plan today to boost funding of domestic microelectronics production, legislation that a top Pentagon official had previously said was key to addressing semiconductor supply issues.

The Insider | July 25, 2022

As the Pentagon continues weighing its propulsion modernization options for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, three-dozen lawmakers have banded together to oppose a potential complete engine replacement for the program.

The Insider | July 25, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking to kick-start a program to generate enhanced imaging capabilities that could scan entire buildings from the outside or map underground tunnels beneath Earth’s surface.

The Insider | July 20, 2022

The Czech Republic's defense minister is looking to procure two-dozen F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the country's government announced today.

The Insider | July 19, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has named the first slate of companies to receive $10 million each under a congressionally created pilot program designed to speed up the procurement and fielding of innovative capabilities.

Daily News | July 19, 2022

Advocating strongly for military-wide experimentation tied to Joint All-Domain Command and Control, Senate authorizers are seeking to focus Defense Department leadership on the development, demonstration and transition of certain capabilities and systems within the realm of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Daily News | July 19, 2022

After months of prolonged negotiations, Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office have struck a "handshake" deal on the next production lots for the fighter aircraft. (UPDATED)

The Insider | July 18, 2022

General Dynamics Information Technology has won a contract worth up to $908 million to bolster U.S. Air Forces in Europe-run IT and network systems, the company announced today.

The Insider | July 15, 2022

The next leader of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit could helm the outfit for up to six years, according to a highly publicized job listing shared this week.

Daily News | July 14, 2022

Australia's defense minister is hoping to use a recently announced tripartite pact with the United States and the U.K. to build a foundation of "seamless" industrial bases between the three countries as they look to leverage a host of emerging technologies and capabilities.

The Insider | July 14, 2022

The Pentagon's technology chief plans to brief industry officials later this month on the Defense Department's new rapid experimentation effort that aims to identify, demonstrate and transition promising military capabilities.

Daily News | July 11, 2022

Defense industry executives say they want to get more direction from the Pentagon on how to approach the military-wide Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort, citing a lack of mission threads that have led companies to attempt to independently assess what's needed.

Daily News | July 11, 2022

The Pentagon's recently completed, classified plan for implementing a military-wide internet of things through Joint All-Domain Command and Control will see continued updates as officials work to incorporate real-time changes stemming in part from an evolving threat landscape.

The Insider | July 8, 2022

The Pentagon's chief technology officer has stood up a new Defense Science Board task force to review the potential for leveraging emerging technologies and approaches to "rebalance intervention cost and benefit" and restore the U.S. military's "operational dominance," a recently posted memo states.

Daily News | July 8, 2022

Ahead of the House debate next week on the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, lawmakers have proposed a series of bipartisan amendments designed to bolster innovation and partnerships with nontraditional defense contractors.

Daily News | July 7, 2022

U.S. Cyber Command officials are assessing the potential for further using artificial intelligence and machine learning via an ongoing survey set to wrap up this month.

The Insider | July 5, 2022

Defense industrial leaders are calling on lawmakers to use legislation aiming to bolster microelectronics production as a vehicle for delaying a research and development tax change that executives say "will stifle American manufacturing and innovation investment."

Daily News | July 5, 2022

Defense Department officials are gauging the potential for leveraging two engine makers' adaptive propulsion system offerings into a "tri-variant" solution that would be viable across the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet.

Daily News | June 29, 2022

Top officials within the Pentagon's newly stood up artificial intelligence outfit want to see the capability discussed not just as a technology but as a "solution to a mission problem" -- a framing they hope would allow experts to be part of early development talks and ensure late-stage requests to "sprinkle some AI on" a given program are minimized.

The Insider | June 28, 2022

The Defense Department inspector general is launching an evaluation to gauge the extent to which the Pentagon coordinated with "European partners in support of Ukraine."

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