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 | April 13, 2022

The Pentagon is planning to use its new rapid experimentation effort to oversee future technology demonstrations and advance innovative solutions to joint problems as officials seek to close warfighting capability gaps across the Defense Department.

Daily News | April 13, 2022

While Pratt & Whitney works to incorporate a new approach to engine maintenance across the F-22 fighter fleet, the company is eyeing opportunities to expand the effort to the F-35 and commercial customers, executives told Inside Defense this week.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Space Force has sent Congress a $639 million unfunded priorities list, with more than half the request going toward classified efforts, according to slides obtained by Inside Defense.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Air Force is seeking seven extra F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and an increased investment in hypersonic testing in the $4.6 billion unfunded priorities list the service sent to Congress, according to documents obtained by Inside Defense.

The Insider | April 7, 2022

The Air Force Association announced today it is rebranding to incorporate the Space Force into its name and logo -- a change the group's chair said would make "clear to everyone that space is integral to our mission."

Daily News | April 7, 2022

While the Pentagon's technology chief is targeting the middle of the decade for fielding operational hypersonic weapon prototypes across the military services, she warned lawmakers against adopting "a horse race" mentality to building out that capability.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Air Force is projecting Boeing won't deliver its Air Force One replacements until the end of 2026, two years later than originally anticipated, a service spokeswoman said.

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.

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