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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 cyber lead selected to serve as Joint Staff CIO

President Joe Biden nominated Air Force Lt. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien for the Senate-confirmed position.


Pentagon’s effort to supply departmentwide cloud capabilities is delayed, again

Officials say they essentially underestimated how long it would take to review plans from the four cloud service providers.


Zoom's new security authorization might mean expanded use by defense components

A large number of entities were awaiting this fresh approval, a senior official confirmed.


DOD debuts office to help It 'move faster' on AI

Officials provided an update on their nascent work to synchronize AI efforts across the CDO, JAIC and DDS.