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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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OMB issues memo on telework security

July 18, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies will have more guidelines to follow when it comes to teleworking. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum Friday outlining requirements for keeping information secure as more employees work remotely under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, signed by President Obama in December. While the memo highlighted ...

OMB sets guidelines for telework security

July 18, 2011 Federal agencies will have more guidelines to follow when it comes to teleworking. The Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum Friday outlining requirements for keeping information secure as more employees work remotely under the 2010 Telework Enhancement Act, signed by President Obama in December. While the memo highlighted ...

Salazar meets with tribal leaders to discuss land trust lawsuit settlement

July 15, 2011 Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was headed to Billings, Mont., on Friday to open discussions with tribal leaders from the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions on land consolidation details in a recently finalized $3.4 billion settlement with the government. The resolution of Cobell v. Salazar won final approval from a ...

White House launches third annual SAVE awards

July 14, 2011 The White House on Thursday announced it is accepting cost-cutting ideas for the third annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency awards. Part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste, the contest allows federal employees to send in their proposals to improve government operations. After the submission deadline of July ...

GSA expands discount airfare program

July 13, 2011 The General Service Administration is expanding a program to provide government employees with discounted airfares. The City Pairs Program, which awarded $3.1 billion in fiscal 2012 contracts to major U.S. airlines in exchange for reduced fares, will cover more than 6,000 destinations starting Oct. 1, a 7 percent increase from ...

GAO undecided on additional pay for Foreign Service

July 5, 2011 Foreign Service employees would make significantly more a year if they received the same locality pay as their Washington counterparts, according to a recent report that came down undecided whether the expense is worth it. The State Department has argued the additional pay is necessary to compete for top candidates ...

GSA: No increase in mileage reimbursement rate yet

July 1, 2011 While the Internal Revenue Service has raised the mileage reimbursement rate for the second half of the year due to high gas prices, the General Services Administration will not follow suit. "Although the results of our internal evaluation do not support a change at this time, we plan to monitor ...

Bureau charged with securing diplomats in Iraq is not yet up for the task

June 30, 2011 When the U.S. military leaves Iraq at the end of the year, it will be up to the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security to protect the 17,000 contractors and diplomats still stationed at 15 sites around the country. The bureau that currently employs 34,000 people and is responsible for ...

Homeland Security names winners in cybersecurity contest

June 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department on Monday announced the three winners of a contest to spread the word about safe Internet practices. A part of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, the Stop.Think.Connect. competition challenged participants to design public service announcements educating citizens on ...

New bill would improve Peace Corps volunteer safety

June 24, 2011 Lawmakers introduced bills in the House and Senate on Thursday to increase congressional oversight of the Peace Corps and establish safety measures to protect overseas volunteers in dangerous situations. The bipartisan legislation follows a May 11 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing during which witnesses highlighted problems within the Peace Corps ...