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 | June 8, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee will take the first steps today in considering cyber proposals for the fiscal year 2023 defense authorization bill, including requiring a congressional briefing from Pentagon officials on their cyber certification program and Software Bill of Materials efforts.

The Insider | June 7, 2022

The Defense Department is seeking nearly $58 billion in information technology and cyberspace activities funding in fiscal year 2023 for investments in cloud, artificial intelligence, networks and other capabilities, a recently published breakdown of the request shows.

Daily News | June 7, 2022

Citing concern over the Pentagon's progress in implementing Joint All-Domain Command and Control, the House Armed Services Committee's cyber panel is calling on the Government Accountability Office to review officials' planned schedule and costs tied to building a military-wide internet of things.

Daily News | June 7, 2022

AT&T has completed the first live demonstration of its 5G network at Naval Base Coronado in San Diego, CA, as part of an effort to enable "smart" warehouse capabilities for the Navy, the company announced today.

The Insider | June 3, 2022

The Defense Department and National Spectrum Consortium are seeking feedback on ways to boost the commercialization of Open Radio Access Networks across the nation. 

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Air Force is exploring possible uses for the forthcoming Next Generation Air Dominance fighters that involve leveraging collaborative combat aircraft outside of the program, a key official says, assigning those platform capabilities first to one formation and then another as command-and-control functions shift over the course of a given fight.

Daily News | June 2, 2022

The Pentagon's new chief digital and artificial intelligence officer has achieved full operating capability and fully folded a range of technology outfits under its purview, the Defense Department announced.

Daily News | May 27, 2022

The Pentagon's forthcoming multivendor, multicloud enterprise is expected to "work interchangeably" and be interconnected with the military services' existing cloud acquisition approaches once the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability comes online, according to the Defense Department's acting information enterprise chief.

Daily News | May 26, 2022

With the decade anniversary of the Pentagon's autonomous weapon systems policy nearing, the bedrock directive could soon be in for the refresh that some have sought for years.

Daily News | May 25, 2022

The Army's updated framework outlining its approach to implementing cloud solutions is in staffing and poised to be released "soon," the head of the service's Enterprise Cloud Management Agency said.

Daily News | May 19, 2022

While the Defense Department has taken steps to safeguard sensitive data, it has yet to fully implement cybersecurity requirements surrounding its controlled unclassified information across the military's components, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | May 17, 2022

The Defense Department's first emerging capabilities policy director is calling on the military to move with "responsible speed" as it works to quicken the pace of development, experimentation and integration of new technologies.

Daily News | May 17, 2022

The Defense Innovation Unit wants $15 million in fiscal year 2023 to kick-start a new research effort centered on the prototyping and deployment of commercial battery technologies for military purposes.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The House Armed Services Committee announced its subcommittee mark-up schedule for the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill today, set for June 8 and 9, paving the way for the legislation to clear the full committee later in the month.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The Pentagon's research and engineering office is shaking up its organizational chart by redesignating three positions as deputy chief technology officers and shifting the purview of those roles in an attempt to streamline the technology-to-capability pipeline.

The Insider | May 10, 2022

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has identified a potential new artificial intelligence exploration opportunity surrounding the combination and processing of sensor and environmental information to bolster machine learning.

The Insider | May 6, 2022

The head of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit is planning to leave his post in September, Inside Defense has confirmed.

Daily News | May 6, 2022

After months of working "really aggressively" to add capabilities to a new, on-premise cloud environment and migrate users there ahead of the sunset of milCloud 2.0, the Defense Information Systems Agency is preparing to move toward a more regular update cadence shaped by a "very deliberately" planned roadmap, an agency official said.

Daily News | May 5, 2022

The Government Accountability Office has found that F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program officials still do not have a full accounting of the costs tied to the various parts of the aircraft, despite making efforts to create a baseline inventory and improve tracking of those assets in recent years.

Daily News | May 3, 2022

While cyber experts gave credit to some in the Pentagon for their work to leverage artificial intelligence, they said broader adoption and a top-down push is needed to ensure implementation of a military-wide strategy. 

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