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

Defense Digital Service, Army Cyber Command expand partnership with workspace ‘Tatooine’

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months ago

Dubbed Tatooine, the new workspace located at the state-owned Georgia Cyber Center is the expansion of a pilot project launched last year to join DDS staff and Cyber Command soldiers to solve hard problems.

Tech

Feds want your input on governmentwide data ‘practices’

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 months 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 months 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 • 2 months 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 • 2 months ago

The Pentagon announced 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 months 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.

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