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.

Tech

Feds want your input on governmentwide data ‘practices’

by Samantha Ehlinger • 7 hours ago

A new notice is seeking comment on a set of draft practices that have been developed by four working groups.

Acquisition

DISA looks to industry for support on classified mobility program

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 days ago

The agency is proposing a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to support the Department of Defense Mobility Classified Capability (DMCC) programs for secret and top secret capabilities.

Acquisition

FBI narrows pool for $5B ITSSS contract recompete

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 days ago

The bureau is nixing its original plan to hold a full and open competition.

Defense

DOD selects team with U.K. to tackle AI research

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 weeks ago

The DOD announced Tuesday the selection of a bilateral team of researchers from the United States and the United Kingdom for the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative.

Acquisition

Navy leans on Seattle’s tech community to hack maritime challenges

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 weeks ago

The service sponsored HACKtheMACHINE this past weekend in Seattle to gather the best and brightest in tech to take a look at some of the Navy's biggest digital challenges.

Acquisition

Air Force seeks innovative tech to improve pilot training

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 weeks ago

AFWERX is running a challenge to get ideas that will shape the second iteration of Pilot Training Next, an initiative designed to help the service train new aviators faster but with the same quality.

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