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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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New USAJobs site to get more servers, OPM chief tells labor-management meeting

October 19, 2011 The Office of Personnel Management will add more server capacity to support the revamped USAJobs website, which has received more than 140,000 applications since its relaunch last week, OPM Director John Berry said Wednesday. Berry was speaking at the October meeting of the Federal Labor-Management Relations Council, where OPM also ...

Agriculture offers another round of buyouts

October 18, 2011 The Agriculture Department is again offering buyouts and early outs - this time to nearly 2,000 employees in its Rural Development division. Citing the department's budget crunch, Undersecretary for Rural Development Dallas Tonsager on Oct. 7 sent agency administrators and state directors a memorandum announcing Rural Development will offer 1,966 ...

Elouise Cobell, champion in landmark Indian lawsuit, dies

October 17, 2011 Elouise Cobell, the Blackfeet Nation woman who led and won the largest government class action settlement in U.S. history, died Sunday. Cobell filed a class action lawsuit against the Interior Department in 1996, claiming the government did not provide a historical account for Individual Indian Money accounts, which the government ...

BlackBerrys Are Back -- For Now

October 14, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Research in Motion, the company behind BlackBerry, restored service Thursday after the longest disruption since the device was launched, leaving millions of users all around the world frustrated. Although emails were delayed for several hours, federal agencies took the technological glitch in stride, sending out notifications about the widespread level ...

Homeland Security cracks down on workers’ outside employment

October 14, 2011 The Homeland Security Department earlier this week proposed new rules limiting the outside employment and activities of some of its employees. The proposal, published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, aims to prevent potential conflicts of interest and to supplement Office of Government Ethics rules introduced in 1992. DHS employees ...

Make it Plain: It's The Law

October 13, 2011 In theory at least, the federal government just got clearer and easier to understand. On Thursday, The Plain Language Act, signed by President Obama last October, officially went into effect. By now, agencies must have training programs in place and must begin writing materials in plain language. Documents covered by ...

Officials encourage agencies to look far and wide for innovation

October 12, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There are hidden pockets of innovation nationwide and the federal government must tap into them, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told an audience of agency managers at a Washington conference Tuesday. Chopra highlighted the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's recent crowd-sourcing initiative to gather ideas for its next combat ...

Officials encourage agencies to look far and wide for innovation

October 12, 2011 There are hidden pockets of innovation nationwide and the federal government must tap into them, federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra told an audience of agency managers at a Washington conference Tuesday. Read the full story on Nextgov.

Suspension and debarment could discourage rebate schemes

October 6, 2011 The federal government should consider suspending and debarring food service contractors who exploit invoice loopholes to overcharge the Agriculture and Defense departments, witnesses told a Senate panel Wednesday. Agriculture Department Inspector General Phyllis Fong suggested threatening to prevent contractors from doing business with the government either temporarily (suspension) or over ...

Suspect arrested in shooting of SSA employee

October 4, 2011 Baltimore police arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of a male Social Security Administration employee Monday. According to a report in the Baltimore Sun, 26 year-old Gary Stokes has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault and armed robbery. The shooting occurred just before noon, on a wooded ...