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Brandi Vincent

Defense Technology Correspondent

Brandi Vincent
Brandi Vincent reports on national security technologies and policies, and produces the Critical Update podcast. Before joining Nextgov, she produced a long-form documentary and helped create news content at Snapchat and NBC Network. Brandi was named a 2021 Paul Miller Washington Fellow by the National Press Foundation and was awarded SIIA’s 2020 Jesse H. Neal Award for Best News Coverage. She grew up in south Louisiana and received a master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Air Force doubles down on tech to stay on top of supply chain demands

Officials recently shed light on a system that explores “what-ifs” connected to needed assets.

IT Infrastructure

Microelectronics-innovating unit gains new designation from defense secretary

The classification enables the Pentagon to ensure that the “critical mission area remains relevant and viable.”


Lawmakers want to increase cybersecurity support for commercial satellite companies

New legislation would direct CISA to create a one-stop clearinghouse to help inform such entities.

Connected Warrior

Air Force improvises with 3D printing to overcome supply chain issues

A senior airman’s creative idea resulted in money saved and capabilities improved at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

Connected Warrior

Army to deploy virtual reality capabilities to combat sexual assault

Lessons on regulatory guidance and more will be provided through the potential new training.

AI & Analytics

2022 defense policy bill aims to change how DOD buys technology

The 2022 National Defense Authorization Act provisions sparked support and skepticism from several experts.