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.

Acquisition

DISA slots 14 companies on $7.5B SETI contract

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 days ago

The SETI contract “is designed for current and future mission requirements, next-generation technological advancements, and disruptive innovation that looks to create paradigm shifts in the ways warfighters interact with DOD's information technology."

Defense

Defense Digital Service redesigns Army Cyber Command training

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

DDS cut down the training time for Army cyber operations specialists from six months to just 12 weeks in a new pilot.

Acquisition

Inside a CRADA: NGA explores emerging geospatial tech in cooperative deal with Planet

by Samantha Ehlinger • 2 weeks ago

Leaders from NGA and commercial imagery provider Planet discuss the benefits of a CRADA.

Tech

Dan Morgan takes a deep dive into DOT’s open data progress

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 weeks ago

The Department of Transportation has made a lot of progress toward completing a central portal for its open data.

Tech

New HHS team envisions a future for department’s data sharing

by Samantha Ehlinger • 4 weeks ago

The group’s effort — called the Data Insights Institute internally — will eventually lead to rolling out a new data governance structure.

Acquisition

Air Force looks to rapidly develop software with Project Kessel Run

by Samantha Ehlinger • 1 month ago

For the new team within the Air Force, launching a new software product takes just a handful of months, not years.