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 Get the Best Price When Selling Your Smartphone

March 21, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Looking to sell your old device? You can clear some space in your junk drawer and make some cash by putting your smartphone on the market. To get the best price, sell at the right time. Old models can flood the market as soon as a Apple or Google announces...

Video: How Helpful Are Siri and Other Voice Assistants in a Health Crisis?

March 18, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Voice assistants like Siri, Google Now and Cortana can help with just about anything, figuring out how the distance between the Earth and the moon or just finding a nearby coffee shop. But during a crisis or medical emergency, these smartphone helpers aren't so helpful. Medical researchers from Stanford University...

Video: Take a Peek inside Dropbox's Cloud Storage System

March 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The multibillion-dollar cloud computing market just got another entry: Dropbox. Until recently, Dropbox stored photos, videos and other files for a half a billion people by storing them with Amazon's cloud. The tech company has now taken on the storage duties itself. "We're storing upward of 500 petabytes in our...

Video: How Eagles Are Making Wind Turbines Safer for Birds

March 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A bald eagle and a golden eagle, named Spirit and Nova, respectively, are getting a lot of work done for the Energy Department -- and their fellow birds. National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists are using the eagles to conduct research into how to reduce collisions and make wind energy safer...

Video: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?

March 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On a given day, most people will check their smartphone 85 times and spend a total of 5 hours on the device. Most people use their phones in short bursts, frequently interrupting their work. This negatively affects productivity, as it can take employees roughly 20 minutes to get back to...

Video: Inside the Plane Every NASA Astronaut Must Learn to Fly

March 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many important aspects of the U.S. space program in the 1960s have long since been retired. The T-38, however, has been in use by NASA since 1961 and is still an important part of astronaut training. "Reading out of a book or sitting in the simulator, it's never gonna be...

Video: The Best Ways to Preserve Your Smartphone's Battery

March 11, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A short battery life is everyone's biggest smartphone pet peeve. To prolong any device's battery, be sure to uninstall apps known to hog memory and power, like the Facebook app. Users should also turn down screen brightness and switch off Bluetooth and GPS until they need to use those features....

Video: How Drones Can Help Save the California Coast

March 10, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Are you a drone pilot who wants to help the environment? The Nature Conservancy is looking for you. The organization needs volunteers in California to fly their drones over the shore to take pictures. "We want to know what are the impacts of sea-level rise on our coast line," said...

Video: Think You Have What it Takes To Be a NASA Astronaut?

March 9, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's no surprise that more than 18,000 people applied to be a part of NASA's 2017 astronaut class. "Astronaut" has long been a dream job for many. However, it's a difficult job and requires a lot of training -- just ask newly returned astronaut Scott Kelly. So, what do you...

Video: Google's Hands Free App Lets Your Leave Your Wallet, Smartphone at Home

March 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mobile payment apps like Apple Pay and Samsung Pay are promising to revolutionize the way we shop. But what if we could spend our hard-earned money without lifting a finger? Google's new app "Hands Free" promises to achieve just that. Separate from Android Pay, the app uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and...

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