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

Archived Articles
The Insider | April 6, 2022

The Defense Department has teamed up with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to kick-off a competition seeking to advance the development and adoption of an open 5G network.

The Insider | April 5, 2022

The Air Force announced today its effort to replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system has a new name: the LGM-35A Sentinel.

Daily News | April 5, 2022

The United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have expanded the scope of efforts under their recently unveiled trilateral agreement to include hypersonic and electronic warfare capabilities, the White House announced today.

The Insider | April 5, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has completed a second free-flight of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept -- this one tied to a variant from a Lockheed Martin-Aerojet Rocketdyne team.

The Insider | April 4, 2022

The Biden administration has signed off on the sale of up to eight F-16 jets, 19 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles, 28 Small Diameter Bombs and a host of other equipment to Bulgaria under a deal valued at $1.6 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced today.

The Insider | March 30, 2022

U.S. Cyber Command has not yet developed outcome-based metrics to assess and review key warfighting programs that have recently fielded capabilities, the Government Accountability Office found.

The Insider | March 30, 2022

General Electric's second XA100 adaptive cycle engine has begun Phase 2 testing at the Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Complex, the company announced today.

Daily News | March 29, 2022

The Defense Department is delaying its timeline for making awards to major service providers tied to its multivendor, multicloud enterprise, with officials now expecting they will issue contracts for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability in December.

The Insider | March 28, 2022

As the Air Force continues to put the finishing touches on its requirements for the KC-Y bridge tanker, service Secretary Frank Kendall said a potential competition for the effort is appearing to be less likely.

Daily News | March 28, 2022

The Air Force is seeking to retire 150 aircraft in its $169 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request, while accelerating its purchase of F-15EXs and slashing its planned F-35 buy. 

Daily News | March 28, 2022

The Space Force is seeking to continue efforts to bolster space resiliency in its $24.5 billion budget request, funneling an additional $1 billion toward a proliferated, disaggregated, multi-orbit architecture for missile warning in fiscal year 2023.

Daily News | March 25, 2022

The Defense Department's satellite communications chief envisions a data "transport layer" that involves commercial, military and international partners and extends beyond the Space Development Agency's work in low Earth orbit.

The Insider | March 24, 2022

The Space Force's director of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sees a need for what she called a "predator" capability that would serve as a high-fidelity sensor and give officials "that persistent look" needed to track, attribute and help predict attacks in space.

Daily News | March 24, 2022

As the Air Force prepares to debut two classified combat drone programs in its forthcoming budget request, it remains unclear how or to what extent underlying contributors -- including the service's autonomous aircraft teaming endeavor -- could be wrapped into those new efforts down the line.

Daily News | March 22, 2022

The Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking industry ideas through a new draft request for proposals tied to its Cislunar Highway Patrol System, with a final notice slated for release next month.

Daily News | March 18, 2022

With the Defense Department's final installment of its delivery plan tied to the military-wide Joint All-Domain Command and Control completed, the general in charge of the effort said today officials "are now focused from our most senior leader on down to delivery of a capability."

The Insider | March 18, 2022

The Space Development Agency is seeking vendors for the second round of tracking layer satellites, with launch targeted to occur before May 2025.

The Insider | March 17, 2022

Congressional defense committee leaders today named their picks for a newly created panel tasked with generating recommendations for leveraging emerging biotechnology for future military missions and activities.

The Insider | March 16, 2022

Boeing's prototype for the Space Force's Protected Tactical Satellite Communications program has cleared its critical design review, the company announced today.

The Insider | March 16, 2022

Aerojet Rocketdyne executives are "still very active in looking at strategic alternatives" following the termination of the company's planned sale to Lockheed Martin earlier this year, Aerojet's chief financial officer said today. 

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