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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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FAA Offers Registration Refund for Drone Pilots

July 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you're an amateur drone flyer, a recent court decision means that you might be seeing some money come flying back to your wallet. In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration made it mandatory for all owners of drones to register their craft. Over the next year, nearly 800,000 drone...

Tech to Keep Your Home Safe

July 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Summer is peak travel season, and while getting away is mostly a joyous occasion, leaving your home unattended can be worrisome. Before installing a full, heavy-duty home security system, there are some quick tech fixes that let you keep an eye on your home while you're out and about. Salient...

How to Solve Common iPhone Battery Woes

July 5, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Battery problems are common complaints among smartphone users, and companies like Apple are always looking to improve battery life with each new phone they release. After owning an iPhone for a while, many people might notice the battery dies quicker. While it might seem inevitable, there are a few things...

Could This Ring Solve Your Security Woes?

June 29, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two-factor authentication has been cited by security experts as one of the best ways to stay secure online. And while that usually entails a unique code sent to a smartphone after a password entered, what if that second factor was something more tangible? The Token ring aims to do that—and...

What's New in Apple's iOS 11?

June 27, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The iOS 11 public beta operating system is now available for the iPhone and iPad, and Apple has made plenty of changes. Remember, it's still in beta, so users might run into bugs and glitches. However, the occasional trip-ups might be worth it for some of the new features. The...

This Encrypted Ride-Sharing App Could Be the Future of Transportation

June 26, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For many people, the convenience of a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft outweighs the collection and use of their personal data, including location data. But for those who find the treasure trove of data collected by companies like Uber extremely troubling, there is a ride-sharing option currently in development....

How to Break That Smartphone Addiction

June 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Smartphone and screen addiction is a real problem for many people. For most of us, chucking the iPhone in the garbage and buying a boutique dumbphone isn't really an option. Email apps and Google Maps have become indispensable to modern life. There are a few things you can do, however,...

Estonia's New Digital Embassy

June 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the tech-savviest countries in the world is going one step further. Estonia, the European nation known for its nearly all digital government, signed a deal to create a "data embassy" in Luxembourg. Estonia had been in talks for several years, developing the concept of a digital safe haven,...

NASA to Study Artificial Organs on the Space Station

June 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow International Space Station has always been home to a multitude of scientific experiments. One of their latest is unusual: It includes artificial human body parts and will help the scientists aboard the station learn even more about the effects of microgravity on the human body. Knowing how the body will...

How to Free up Space on Your iPhone

June 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow No matter how careful you are with an iPhone, the day eventually comes (often sooner rather than later) that you're running out of storage. What to do? Before you delete all your apps, there are a few things you can do to make some room on your device. Text messages...