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
Daily News | March 1, 2022

Air Force officials have reframed their approach to overhauling the service's command and control and battle management systems, seeking to make removing stovepipes and bolstering flexibility in executing military operations the underlying principles of the program.

Daily News | February 28, 2022

The Space Development Agency has awarded three companies prototype agreements worth a total of $1.8 billion to develop a Tranche 1 Transport Layer of 126 small communication satellites. (UPDATED)

The Insider | February 23, 2022

Northrop Grumman has won a $341 million contract for work on the first site of the Space Force's Deep-Space Advanced Radar Capability to provide persistent space domain awareness in geosynchronous orbit.

The Insider | February 23, 2022

CHANTILLY, VA -- Space Command officials are playing “a supporting role” amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine, SPACECOM’s chief said today, sharing missile warning, battlespace awareness and other information with U.S. European Command.

Daily News | February 23, 2022

CHANTILLY, VA -- The head of Space Systems Command says the Air Force is poised to make a “large pivot” to head off China in its fiscal year 2024 budgeting work, as he himself looks to the middle of the decade to prepare for what he called “the fight that we’ve got to get ready for.”

The Insider | February 18, 2022

Defense officials are seeking industry feedback surrounding the creation of space cyber demonstration and training events in their latest notice tied to Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall's operational imperatives.

Daily News | February 17, 2022

President Biden's pick to serve as the senior procurement executive for space acquisition programs pledged to "drive speed" into the process for fielding new capabilities while bolstering resiliency in space architecture.

Daily News | February 16, 2022

Lockheed Martin is working to develop a 5G communications infrastructure testbed for the Marine Corps after winning a $19.3 million Defense Department contract, the company announced today.

The Insider | February 16, 2022

The F-35 Joint Program Office is seeking out new cyber protection technologies as it kicks off a multistage challenge to integrate advanced capabilities onto the fighter aircraft and supporting ground systems, a recent government notice indicates.

Daily News | February 15, 2022

As Raytheon continues evolving its data processing segment of the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared ground system, a company official says she sees "a lot of future runway for using this framework" for both space and non-space missions alike.

The Insider | February 13, 2022

Lockheed Martin has opted to terminate its planned $4.4 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne following the Federal Trade Commission's recent lawsuit seeking to block the merger. 

The Insider | February 11, 2022

Finland today signed a deal to procure 64 F-35A fighters, including engines and maintenance equipment, spare parts, training and Block 4 capabilities worth nearly $9.6 billion.

Daily News | February 10, 2022

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall's seven operational imperatives have become "marching orders" to military space officials, prompting a rush to collect industry feedback with enough time to inform upcoming budgeting and program planning. 

The Insider | February 10, 2022

Boeing is investing in "state-of-the-art production centers" and capabilities as officials wait for a handful of large programs to move past the development cycle and into production, according to the head of the company's defense business.

The Insider | February 10, 2022

While the so-called "valley of death" often refers to the difficulties in transitioning innovative technologies to a program of record, an official with the Space Enterprise Consortium sees moving from research and development into prototyping as the bigger risk thus far to the relatively new organization.

The Insider | February 8, 2022

Air Force officials are looking to make a contract award to replace the aging E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft in fiscal year 2023, a sources-sought notice published today shows.

The Insider | February 7, 2022

Space Operations Command has cleared the fifth geosynchronous-orbit Space Based Infrared System satellite for operational use after officials recently accepted the Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft.

Daily News | February 4, 2022

Four former aviators-turned-House-lawmakers have launched a new Mach 1 Caucus to advocate for military air power needs and, one member said, serve as "a Rosetta Stone" by translating what's happening in the Pentagon and across the defense industry for fellow members of Congress.

The Insider | February 3, 2022

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed two of President Biden's appointees for top Pentagon posts.

The Insider | February 3, 2022

The F-15EX has logged its first live-fire missile test, the Air Force announced this week.

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