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.
Results 131-140 of 713

Video: Testing the Materials That Will Take Us to Mars

November 2, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How do you decide what materials to use to build a Mars-bound spacecraft? NASA is testing them all. The agency is conducting a Materials on International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) to determine which material will best withstand the extreme temperatures and high levels of radiation that is experienced during space...

Video: IG Report of 18F Continues to Raise Questions

November 1, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What will become of 18F? The General Services Administration's digital shop recently faced a second scathing audit in a year. Nextgov's own Frank Konkel sat down to discuss this and other issues surrounding 18F and the U.S. Digital Service. Also discussed: the Technology Transformation Service's new leader. Watch the conversation...

9 Most Memorable Cyber Incidents of 2016

October 31, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Although 2015 featured some of the highest-profile hacks of note, 2016 so far has been remarkable when it comes to major cyberattacks and breaches. While not much could top the devastation of the Office of Personnel Management hack, in which 20 million Social Security numbers and 5 million fingerprints were...

Video: NASA Hosts Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 31, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want to know the best way to carve a pumpkin? Ask a NASA engineer. The space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory set its sight closer to Earth by hosting a pumpkin-carving contest. Contestants picked out their pumpkin the day before, allowing them a chance to measure and study their decorative gourd....

Video: Inside a Robotic Parking Garage

October 28, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Where do you park your self-driving car? In a self-parking garage, of course. This robot valet saves time and space, and prevents a few fender benders. Horizontal and vertical shuttles gently move vehicles into their parking spaces. There are two to three times as many parking spaces than in a...

Video: Uber's Next Project: Flying Cars

October 27, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Uber recently begun expanding its business into self-driving 18-wheelers. Next up for the Silicon Valley transportation company: flying cars. The startup is pitching a new division called Uber Elevate, and promises within 10 years a fleet of on-demand, semi-autonomous, electric aircraft that take off and land vertically. What will stand...

Video: Uber's Self-Driving Big Rig

October 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Imagine driving down the highway when you pass by an 18-wheeler with no one behind the wheel. That's exactly what's happening with Uber's latest project: self-driving trucks. Uber recently purchased San Francisco startup Otto, which takes traditional trucks and gives them a $30,000 retro-fit to make them autonomous. The company...

Video: How to Navigate With Google Maps Hands Free

October 25, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With law enforcement coming up with new ways to catch you texting and driving, it's more important than ever to keep both hands on the wheel. But what if you need to navigate using your smartphone? Swiping your way through Google Maps while driving is just as much of a...

Video: Charging the Federal Government Up About Electric Vehicles

October 21, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department wants to encourage more people to use electric vehicles for their commutes. To do that, the agency has begun the Workplace Charging Challenge to further the adoption of the more environmentally friendly mode of transportation. The challenge aims to partner with 500 U.S. employers offering workplace charging...

Video: Inside DARPA's Space Surveillance Telescope

October 20, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA isn't the only agency keeping an eye on outer space. While NASA's Hubble telescope is focused on studying distant galaxies, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Space Surveillance Telescope is more concerned with objects in our own neighborhood. As more and more satellites are launched by public and private...

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Forecasting Cloud's Future

    Conversations with Federal, State, and Local Technology Leaders on Cloud-Driven Digital Transformation

  • The Big Data Campaign Trail

    With everyone so focused on security following recent breaches at federal, state and local government and education institutions, there has been little emphasis on the need for better operations. This report breaks down some of the biggest operational challenges in IT management and provides insight into how agencies and leaders can successfully solve some of the biggest lingering government IT issues.

  • Communicating Innovation in Federal Government

    Federal Government spending on ‘obsolete technology’ continues to increase. Supporting the twin pillars of improved digital service delivery for citizens on the one hand, and the increasingly optimized and flexible working practices for federal employees on the other, are neither easy nor inexpensive tasks. This whitepaper explores how federal agencies can leverage the value of existing agency technology assets while offering IT leaders the ability to implement the kind of employee productivity, citizen service improvements and security demanded by federal oversight.

  • IT Transformation Trends: Flash Storage as a Strategic IT Asset

    MIT Technology Review: Flash Storage As a Strategic IT Asset For the first time in decades, IT leaders now consider all-flash storage as a strategic IT asset. IT has become a new operating model that enables self-service with high performance, density and resiliency. It also offers the self-service agility of the public cloud combined with the security, performance, and cost-effectiveness of a private cloud. Download this MIT Technology Review paper to learn more about how all-flash storage is transforming the data center.

  • Ongoing Efforts in Veterans Health Care Modernization

    This report discusses the current state of veterans health care


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.