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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: How to Declutter Your Digital Life

January 27, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If your New Year's resolution for 2016 was to get more organized, don't neglect your digital life. Smartphones and inboxes can amass clutter just the same as living rooms and tool sheds. To clear out inboxes, the app Unroll.me lets users automatically unsubscribe from newsletters and promotions they no longer...

Video: This Vending Machine Is Watching You

January 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the battle for shoppers' attention and dollars rages on, retailers are embracing new technology to gather data on us. Previously innocuous objects like a candy vending machine can now provide loads of information to companies about who you are and what you want. These high-tech vending machines use THE...

Video: Here's How to Make That Laptop Battery Last Longer

January 25, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just like with smartphones, laptops and their users depend on a good battery life. So, when your laptop can't hold a charge and you're miles away from an outlet with a report due in an hour, something needs to change. To make the charge last a bit longer, there are...

Video: How to Enable the 'Night Shift' Mode on Your iPhone

January 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Late-night reading on screens like an iPhone can harm your health. The blue light these devices emit can disrupt sleep, which can lead to an increased risk of cancer and other diseases. While experts recommend you stop browsing your smartphone before bed, many people likely won't break that habit. But...

Infographic: Global Government Priorities for 2016

January 21, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What are your new year's resolutions for work this year? GovDelivery set out to discover just that and surveyed 1,100 of people in all levels of government, both in the U.S. and U.K., to figure out what they were hoping to achieve in the coming year. So, what does the...

Video: Running Low on Ink? Don't Worry, the Printer Can Order More

January 20, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Does your printer seem to be constantly running out of ink? Amazon has a solution. Devices featuring Amazon's Dash Replenishment service are here, and they are very convenient. The online retail giant's smart printer will order more ink when those cyan or magenta levels run low, making offices everywhere more...

Video: Virtual Reality Takes on the Art of Salvador Dali

January 19, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Most of the news around virtual reality has centered around its potential for video games. But some are pushing the technology into new realms. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, is using VR technology to further people's understanding of art. The museum, which is dedicated to the works of...

Video: What Energy Dept. Scientists Can Learn from Movies of Cold War-Era Bomb Tests

January 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On July 16, 1945, the United States tested the first atomic bomb. Since then, hundreds of atomic bombs have been detonated in the atmosphere and recorded on high-speed cameras for analysis. Those thousands of film reels are now in dire need of preservation. Many have already turned to dust. Not...

Video: Lego Robots Scoot into Classrooms and Teach Kids How to Code

January 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow During his State of the Union address, President Obama said one of his goals for the future is to "help students learn to write computer code." Lego has developed its own fun way to do just that. Lego Elementary WeDo 2.0 kits come with a smart hub (featuring a battery,...

Government Technology and the State of the Union

January 13, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow During last night's State of the Union address, President Obama kept mentioning technology as a big focus area, highlighting renewable energy, computer science and coding skills for students, and medical research. He continually cited America's "spirit of discovery and innovation." "That spirit of discovery is in our DNA," the president...

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