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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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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 ...

20 of the All-Time Greatest Feds: The List

October 3, 2011 Ralph Bunche (1904-1971) Diplomat and civil rights leader who brokered the 1948 armistice between Arabs and Jews in Palestine. He was the first nonwhite to win the Nobel Peace Prize. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services, War Department and State Department, where he focused ...

A look at 20 of the all-time greatest federal employees

October 3, 2011 Government may be facing some big challenges right now, but history shows that during times of crisis, great public servants have stepped forward to show tremendous leadership. Government Executive consulted with the National Academy of Public Administration and the Partnership for Public Service to produce a list of notable civil ...

Social Security lifts campus lockdown

October 3, 2011 This story has been updated Just a few hours after a shooting and an attempted robbery occurred near the Social Security Administration's Woodlawn, Md., campus, the agency has lifted a lockdown, which affected nearly 12,000 SSA employees. The shooting began just before noon behind the complex Monday, The Associated Press ...

20 of the All-Time Greatest Feds

October 1, 2011 A guide to some of history's most illustrious civil servants. Government may be facing some big challenges right now, but history shows that during times of crisis, great public servants have stepped forward to show tremendous leadership. Government Executive consulted with the National Academy of Public Administration and the Partnership ...

Photo Gallery: Rallying for the Post Office

September 29, 2011 Postal workers around the country took to the streets this week, rallying in support of a bill (H.R. 1351) unions believe could help keep the U.S. Postal Service solvent. The "Save America's Postal Service" rally in Washington took place Tuesday in front of the office of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, ...

The Future of Health IT

September 28, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On a scale of 1 to 10, America's health care system is a generous 3, a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration said this week, citing wasted resources and inappropriate treatments. Gary Christopherson, along with Captain Michael Weiner, the chief medical information office at the interagency program office ...

State and USAID embrace data visualization to promote missions

September 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 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 ...