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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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Video: Open Data and Citizen Engagement

March 6, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The city of Gainesville, Florida, is using its open data portal to both connect citizens to government and government departments to each other. Becky Rountree, the administrative services director for Gainesville, sees this as an opportunity to foster trust. "Just putting the raw data out there, it shows our constituents...

Video: Open Data and a More Effective, More Efficient Government

March 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though David Eaves, co-founder of app maker ReCollect, has helped foster open data as a tool for both private enterprise and nonprofits, he has a passion for government's use of open data. "There's just an enormous deficiency in just getting governments to share more effectively," Eaves said. "And that for...

FISMA by the Numbers: The Biggest Cyber Threats at These 5 Agencies

March 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You don’t have to look any further than the headlines to know that cybersecurity incidents against federal agencies are on the rise. But the annual Federal Information Security Management Act report, a scorecard of agencies’ progress on cybersecurity measures, provides a unique opportunity to examine the threats each agency faces....

Video: Open Data and Fostering Citizen Advocacy

March 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How does an organization function when it can't easily access its own data? Julie Steenson, senior performance management analyst for Kansas City, Missouri, details the problems the city encountered with that scenario, before unlocking years of data to create a central platform, accessible for all departments. "We didn't even really...

Video: Open Data Transparency Is Just the Beginning

February 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hudson Hollister, the executive director of the Data Transparency Coalition, a trade organization that lobbies for open data, is trying to get the federal government to see the other benefits of open data. Hollister specifically wants to get beyond the idea of transparency as the main benefit of open data...

Infographic: Telework Savings Across the Country

February 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As more federal agencies allow telework, government employees are discovering the time and money saved in avoiding a commute to the office. Nationally, the average amount of money saved is more than $10,000 per person. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the large contingent of federal employees in the Washington, D.C., area, WalletHub's...

Video: How to Solve an Open Data Problem

February 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With increasingly widespread use of big data and open data, numbers seem like the solution to all problems. Waldo Jaquith, director of U.S. Open Data Institute, however, feels that open data has a long way to go. "I think those of us who are in the practice of producing open...

HealthCare.gov 2.0: By the Numbers

February 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What a difference a year makes. Since HealthCare.gov relaunched last fall, customer experience appears to have drastically improved. The Department of Health and Human Services released a fact-sheet, based on numbers from this year’s open enrollment, which ends Feb. 15. The numbers are current as of of Feb. 11. Here...

When Will Santa Drop by Your House? Track His Every Movement With NORAD

December 24, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A tradition since 1955, NORAD is once again tracking Santa Claus on his journey around the globe December 24. About 1,250 Canadian and U.S. military personnel, as well as civilian Defense Department employees volunteer their Christmas eve to track Santa's sleigh and field calls from children all over the world....

Infographic: 8 Things to Look for During Orion's Test Flight

December 4, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA's Orion's space capsule will soon take its first test flight -- one of the space agency's first steps to eventually getting astronauts to Mars. Originally scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4, the launch was postponed because of high winds and a malfunctioning valve. Orion will now launch Friday, Dec. 5...