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 | May 3, 2022

Leidos' top executives cautioned today that their recently won $11.5 billion contract to unify the Pentagon's so-called Fourth Estate IT environments will face, in the words of the chief executive officer, "a slow ramp" before becoming "a significant program" for the company.

The Insider | May 2, 2022

In the days after Microsoft revealed it has identified more than 237 cyberattacks perpetuated by Russian actors in Ukraine alone over the course of the invasion, the company's executive vice president of strategic missions and technologies said today the operations are "only getting more and more disruptive."

Daily News | May 2, 2022

Microsoft and the Naval Postgraduate School are partnering under a new framework to research how a host of technologies could support the Navy's broader operational needs -- an undertaking that those involved say could help explore the military applications of rapidly maturing, commercial-driven solutions.

Daily News | April 29, 2022

While the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has logged recent improvements in readiness and sustainment, lawmakers remain frustrated by the persisting issues tied to the military's most expensive weapon system. 

Daily News | April 28, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- U.S. Cyber Command is laying the groundwork for receiving enhanced budgeting authority in fiscal year 2024, a move the outfit's director of operations says "is absolutely vital" in continuing to mature the command.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

The head of the F-35 joint program office is working toward completing a planned assessment exploring options for future propulsion system efforts this summer to help inform the services' approach to engine modernization for the fighter aircraft.

Daily News | April 28, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- The Defense Information Systems Agency is poised to reach a key capability milestone later this year tied to officials' work advancing their primary electromagnetic spectrum contribution to the Pentagon's Joint All-Domain Command and Control effort.

The Insider | April 26, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- Though the Army is still in the early stages of implementing its new approach to cyber risk management, the service’s deputy chief of staff (G-6) said today the effort “significantly changes” how officials will confront the bureaucratic components of the process.

Daily News | April 26, 2022

BALTIMORE, MD -- The head of the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for industry help to create secure software development pipelines for legacy applications, bolster battlespace visualization by leveraging emerging technologies, and improve the acquisition process for minimum viable products to allow for quicker delivery.

Daily News | April 25, 2022

The Pentagon’s efforts to develop and deliver advanced Block 4 software capabilities to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter have risen by more than half a billion dollars and are expected to extend into fiscal year 2029, a Government Accountability Office report released today shows.

The Insider | April 25, 2022

The Pentagon today announced it’s bringing on Craig Martell, formerly the head of machine learning for rideshare company Lyft, to serve as the new chief digital and artificial intelligence officer.

Daily News | April 21, 2022

A proposed nearly $900 million investment in microelectronics is among the drivers of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's $4.1 billion fiscal year 2023 budget request, the agency's director said this week.

The Insider | April 21, 2022

The head of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley outreach arm is poised to brief the Defense Business Board on transitioning commercial capabilities to the military in a closed-door meeting next month.

The Insider | April 21, 2022

The Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit has officially opened its new satellite office in Chicago, marking the organization's fifth outpost and first in the Midwest.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

The director of the Defense Department's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center worries that the military services' stovepipes could stand in the way of ongoing efforts to integrate AI capabilities across the Pentagon's components. 

Daily News | April 20, 2022

As the head of the Defense Innovation Unit calls for a new process to quickly adopt commercial technology and ensure capabilities are addressing emerging threats, he says his attempts to raise awareness among military stakeholders aren't being met with "enough sense of urgency."

The Insider | April 20, 2022

The senior adviser to the Defense Department's chief data officer says the military is beginning to increasingly embrace data sharing as officials work toward a goal of faster information transfers to help enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control.

Daily News | April 20, 2022

Top Pentagon officials are working to overlay their recently completed Joint All-Domain Command and Control implementation plan with their fiscal year 2023 budget request as they prepare to make investments heading into the next funding cycle.

Daily News | April 19, 2022

Though the Air Force's unfunded priorities list cites a need for seven additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, a service spokeswoman noted officials' interest in extra procurement hinges on whether a critical enabler of the program's advanced Block 4 capabilities is included in those jets.

The Insider | April 14, 2022

A top Air Force software official said today the service will face challenges in setting limitations for military-owned and operated technology factories that support ongoing integration and delivery.

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