Caitlin Fairchild

Web Producer Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.
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Video: Glenn Greenwald on Silicon Valley's Growing Conscience

June 6, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In June 2013, the Guardian published a report by journalist Glenn Greenwald featuring classified documents, leaked by government contractor Edward Snowden, which revealed the extent of the National Security Agency's global surveillance program. Three years later, Snowden has been exiled to Russia, and NSA has faced continual criticism about its...

Video: Listen to Music Created by Google's AI

June 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How long did it take you to learn a song on the piano? One of Google's neural networks has just composed its first 90-second melody after being fed four musical notes to start. Google Brain's Project Magenta recently embarked on the project to figure out if computers could actually be...

Video: Inside Silicon Valley's Secret Test Track for Self-Driving Cars

June 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Local laws and crowded roads have prevented tech companies and automakers from doing a lot of testing on their self-driving vehicles. Enter GoMentum Station. What was once a former military weapons depot in Concord, California, is now a guarded space of 20,100 acres, with 20 miles of roads filled with...

Video: How to Slash Android Data Use

June 1, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Conserving data is a must for any smartphone user who doesn't want to be stuck with a nasty bill. There are a few things Android users specifically can do to ensure their device doesn't gobble up every last bit. While in the Chrome browser, turn on the "data saver" setting...

Video: The Itty-Bitty Robot You Can Eat

May 31, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What do you do when a child swallows a battery or another small and dangerous metal object? It's a medical problem that can have dire consequences. Using the principles of origami, MIT researchers have developed a diminutive robot made to be swallowed by the patient as a potential solution. The...

Video: Google's Plan to Kill the Password with a 'Trust Score'

May 27, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As much as people are advised otherwise, most tech users choose passwords that are not up to par. Google is hoping to end the password problem on its Android operating system by getting rid of passwords and instead implementing a "trust score." That trust score system would use several factors...

Video: How to Use Your Phone Instead of a Card at the ATM

May 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bank of America wants you to say goodbye to your wallet. Instead, the bank wants customers to use their smartphone to withdraw cash. Customers have to already have in place a digital wallet like those offered by Android, Apple and Samsung. The cash withdrawal feature would only be accessible though...

Video: This Mermaid Robot Can Swim Better Than You

May 25, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ocean One, a humanoid robot developed by Stanford University, has the ability to swim, float and manipulate objects in the ocean depths. But why build a sea-faring robot to look like a human, and not a fish or another creature more suited to the water? It turns out, a humanoid...

Nextgov Discusses Federal Cybersecurity

May 24, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In some ways, the government is still reeling from the massive data breach that affected the Office of Personnel Management, but agencies continue to strive to improve federal security. Nextgov staffers took to Twitter to discuss, among other things, the state of federal cybersecurity and the threats of tomorrow. Check...

Video: A Few Ways to Defend Yourself Against Ransomware

May 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ransomware is a security threat on the rise. In increasing numbers, hackers are breaking in, encrypting data and not releasing it until a ransom has been paid. The Homeland Security Department reported 321 cases of potential ransomware against the federal government since the summer of 2015. Hackers have gone after...

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