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 WisPolitics.com.

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The Insider | February 3, 2022

The Space Force is looking to collect industry feedback on a host of capabilities ranging from defensive cyber operations to network architecture as officials seek to meet an Air Force leadership directive surrounding the service’s readiness for moving to a wartime posture against a peer competitor.

Daily News | February 2, 2022

The Pentagon's new chief digital and artificial intelligence office has reached initial operating capability and gained an acting leader in John Sherman, the Defense Department's chief information officer, officials announced today. 

The Insider | February 1, 2022

The F-35 Joint Program Office announced this week it has completed its initial rollout of Operational Data Integrated Network hardware, a key step in transitioning away from the notoriously unreliable Autonomic Logistics Information System.

Daily News | January 31, 2022

Air Force officials want industry feedback on improving mobile targeting and acquiring passive air base defense capabilities -- areas that represent two of service Secretary Frank Kendall's seven operational imperatives.

The Insider | January 31, 2022

The Air Force is seeking sources to transition to the engineering and manufacturing development phase of its advanced engine program as officials consider the potential of outfitting the F-35A with a new, complete propulsion system.

Daily News | January 31, 2022

As Boeing’s T-7 chief test pilot continues logging flights and checking off outstanding test points for the company’s new tactical trainer jet to replace the aging T-38, the company is preparing to incorporate its engineering and manufacturing development aircraft into the demonstrations later this year.

Daily News | January 31, 2022

Lockheed Martin announced today it plans to build its offering for the Air Force's KC-Y bridge tanker competition in Mobile, AL, and Marietta, GA, should its LMXT aircraft win the service's contract.

The Insider | January 28, 2022

The Space Force wants feedback from industry to inform the government's development of its acquisition strategy surrounding the next phase of Launch Service Procurements. 

Daily News | January 27, 2022

A new report from the office of the Pentagon's chief weapons tester criticizes the F-35 program's rollout of its Block 4 capabilities, finding officials have failed to complete "adequate operational testing" before fielding "immature, deficient and insufficiently tested mission systems software" to the existing fleet.

The Insider | January 27, 2022

Northrop Grumman is aiming to go after two forthcoming classified drone efforts the Air Force plans to include in its fiscal year 2023 budget request, with the company's chief executive saying today that executives "see those as opportunities that we will pursue."

The Insider | January 26, 2022

The head of the Air Force's Warfare Center said the E-7A Wedgetail's involvement in the recently kicked-off Red Flag exercise could help "feed into the lessons" the service reviews as officials look at moving forward with buying the aircraft as a replacement for the aging E-3 Sentry fleet.

Daily News | January 26, 2022

Boeing reported today that its KC-46 tanker program saw a $402 million pre-tax charge in the final quarter of 2021, according to a breakdown of the company's Q4 results. (UPDATED)

The Insider | January 25, 2022

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a $6.8 million contract to Booz Allen Hamilton to build a Thunderdome zero-trust environment prototype, the agency announced in a news release today.

Daily News | January 25, 2022

A Lockheed Martin executive said today that finding consensus on a cost baseline with the Pentagon surrounding the next F-35 production contract has "proven more difficult than we expected."

Daily News | January 25, 2022

Raytheon Technologies' chief executive told analysts during a quarterly earnings call today that he hopes the company will "have some interesting opportunities" to partner with the Air Force this year on defensive systems against hypersonics.

The Insider | January 25, 2022

Lockheed Martin executives are looking to "evaluate all of our options" after the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit to block a proposed $4.4 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed's chief executive said during an earnings call today. (UPDATED)

Daily News | January 24, 2022

The Air Force Research Laboratory is partnering with SpaceX under a five-year, $102 million contract to explore the military potential of point-to-point transport -- the first deal awarded to a launch vehicle provider as part of the Rocket Cargo program. 

Daily News | January 24, 2022

The Air Force is looking at developing a long-term contract for acquiring parts to support the A-10 after lawmakers in their Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act again barred the service from retiring the Warthog.

The Insider | January 20, 2022

The Air Force is planning to gather industry partners for a May meeting to bolster collaboration between business and government in hypersonics-related independent research and development, a recent notice shows.

Daily News | January 19, 2022

Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall said the service is moving forward with the first capability release tied to the Advanced Battle Management System "as planned," and officials are still on track to proceed with a second incremental one following his review of the program.

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