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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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Bill to expedite airport security for service members passes in House

November 30, 2011 Legislation to expedite airport security for military service members and their families has won unanimous House approval. The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act gives the Transportation Security Administration six months to develop a new procedures for screening military passengers. The House passed the legislation late ...

Gap between military and civilians widening, study finds

November 29, 2011 Fewer civilians have family connections to the military, according to the results of a recent Pew Research Center study. Researchers noted an age gap, with more than three quarters of adults age 50 and older saying they had an immediate family member who has served in the military, but only ...

Hispanic hiring efforts buoyed by broader diversity initiatives

November 21, 2011 A strategy to increase representation of Hispanics in the federal workforce will build off broader diversity and veterans hiring initiatives, according to members of an advisory panel. An Aug. 18 executive order requiring agencies to develop roadmaps for recruiting, training and promoting more minorities, women and disabled employees will lend ...

E-waste and telework are part of effort to reduce the government's environmental footprint

November 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the nation's largest producer of electronic waste, the government has an opportunity and a duty to set the bar for disposing of old gadgets and devices, Martha Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, said this week. Federal offices shed 10,000 computers a week on average, Johnson said, adding ...

E-waste and telework are part of effort to reduce the government’s environmental footprint

November 18, 2011 As the nation's largest producer of electronic waste, the government has an opportunity and a duty to set the bar for disposing of old gadgets and devices, Martha Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, said this week. Read the whole story at Nextgov.com.

Federal budget managers stay upbeat despite challenges

November 17, 2011 Despite increasing financial pressures, federal employees in charge of agency budgets are fairly satisfied with their jobs, according to a new survey by a professional association and consultancy. The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis and Grant Thornton LLP questioned more than 200 federal budget professionals and found 38 ...

Army to integrate reserve and active-duty systems

November 15, 2011 For active-duty service members who want to change over to reserve status, or for those in the reserves who want to jump into active service, the switch isn't easy. As a result, the Defense Department will create a comprehensive personnel management system to allow soldiers to move between different statuses, ...

White House considered replacing Energy Secretary over Solyndra, email reveals

November 14, 2011 Several White House officials saw a plan to oust Energy Secretary Steven Chu months before a scandal surrounding solar power company Solyndra, the Associated Press has reported. The proposal to replace Chu came in a Feb. 25 email from Dan Carol, a former issues adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, ...

Measure targeting workers comp benefits draws criticism

November 10, 2011 A provision seeking savings from the workers' compensation benefits of older beneficiaries is drawing the ire of unions and critics who oppose any reduction in income for federal employees injured on the job. The measure requires that retirement-age employees who receive money under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act be paid ...

Panel advances bipartisan postal reform bill

November 9, 2011 A bipartisan postal reform measure cleared a key Senate oversight panel Wednesday with several modifications. Members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-1 in favor of the 21st Century Postal Service Act, which would allow the U.S. Postal Service to recoup a $7 billion overpayment to ...