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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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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 ...

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 ...