Samantha Ehlinger

Samantha Ehlinger

Samantha ​Ehlinger ​covers a wide range of issues at the intersection of technology and government, from the Defense Department to the Department of Commerce. Reporting on everything from the work of the Pentagon’s digital ​SWAT​ team​,​ ​to ​the Defense Digital Service, to efforts on Capitol Hill to fund the modernization of government’s aging IT infrastructure, Samantha’s stories are shared by influential leaders in government. She has delivered scoops such as a story on President Donald Trump’s transition and stories on agencies’ implementation of IT legislation.
​Samantha's work has ​also ​appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and several McClatchy papers, including Miami Herald and The State. She was a part of a McClatchy investigative team for the “Irradiated” project on nuclear worker conditions, which won a McClatchy President’s Award. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University.

Defense

DISA names Barnhart new chief of staff

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

The new chief of staff encouraged personnel to “come armed” with ideas on how to improve DISA’s relationship with its mission partners.

Tech

One organization’s movement to get more techies in Congress

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

A Democratic, pro-science and technology political action committee wants to help elect more tech-savvy members of Congress who can keep up with emerging, complex tech topics.

Acquisition

SEC seeks cloud-based e-discovery system for pilot

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

During the pilot, the SEC wants to evaluate the cloud solution against the current on-premises system for cost efficiency, capabilities and performance.

Acquisition

U.S. Coast Guard has its eye on Pentagon’s JEDI cloud

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 weeks ago

“We’re watching closely JEDI and what the DOD is doing there,” Adm. Karl Schultz said.

Acquisition

DISA expands availability of its mobile management service

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 weeks ago

The cost for the service is now $4.31 per device, per month, down from $7.54.

Acquisition

Inside DIUx’s push into Texas

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

DIUx has scored early successes in Texas leveraging its nearby military assets and offering the Defense Department's “priority problems” to make it an attractive customer.