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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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State and USAID embrace data visualization to promote missions

September 27, 2011 The State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development are expanding data visualization projects in an effort to promote greater understanding of -- and foster solutions for -- global challenges ranging from hunger to anti-Semitism. Several officials discussed the effort during Tech@State, the department's event series on the use ...

Air Force offers 6,000 civilian employees buyout options

September 22, 2011 Thousands of civilian employees will have the option of buyouts, the Air Force announced Wednesday. The voluntary separation incentive payment program will offer eligible employees up to $25,000 to leave their jobs. The Air Force Materiel Command is offering the buyouts in combination with early retirement options. The moves come ...

Employee groups criticize Obama’s deficit-cutting plan

September 21, 2011 Labor groups grilled administration officials about President Obama's deficit reduction plan at the September meeting of the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations on Wednesday. As Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry outlined the details of the president's plan, the proposal to raise employee retirement contributions drew the most ...

NASA research center offers 120 employees buyouts

September 20, 2011 A NASA research and engineering center in Alabama is offering buyouts to more than 100 employees in an effort to adjust its workforce to the post-shuttle era. The space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center is giving 120 workers incentives to leave voluntarily. They will have to decide whether to accept ...

Government Fellowship Program Accepting Applications

September 16, 2011 Graduate students interested in public service should start requesting transcripts, because the Presidential Management Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the class of 2012, the Office of Personnel Management announced this week. The two-year program, which began in 1977, works with more than 80 agencies and brings in top ...

Army offering 33 buyouts for civilian employees

September 16, 2011 The Army Materiel Command will offer $25,000 buyouts to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters, after a memorandum from Army Secretary John McHugh requested cuts for 1,223 positions, a spokesman said Friday. The move is part of the Army's plan, announced in early August, to cut more than ...

OMB urges agencies to pay small business contracts faster

September 15, 2011 Federal agencies must accelerate their payments to small business contractors, according to an Office of Management and Budget memorandum released Wednesday. The new guideline cuts the recommended payment time in half. Previously, under the 1982 Prompt Payment Act, agencies had to make payments within 30 days from when an invoice ...

Advisory committee looks for ways to improve charity drive

September 14, 2011 Including retired federal employees, removing geographic restrictions and reducing administrative costs were some of the many ideas floated to improve the Combined Federal Campaign at the CFC-50 advisory committee's first meeting on Tuesday. Announced Sept. 7, the committee will review the charity drive, now in its 50th year, and report ...

Panel discusses the challenges and future of diplomacy after 9/11

September 9, 2011 Budget woes, a young workforce and tensions between the differing missions of the State and Defense departments are among the biggest challenges to diplomacy post-Sept. 11, according to a panel discussion Friday. Hosted by the American Foreign Service Association, participants discussed how diplomacy and development have changed since Sept. 11, ...

Group urges debt committee to consider rural feds

September 8, 2011 Cuts to federal jobs could take a disproportionate toll on rural communities, says the non-profit Federally Employed Women, citing recent studies. FEW urged the debt reduction committee, which met for the first time Thursday, to consider recent data from Patchwork Nation, a research project by the Jefferson Institute that organizes ...