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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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Video: Is Two-Factor Authentication Unhackable?

November 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Passwords have their place. But even the strongest password -- we're not talking "123456" -- isn't enough to protect you from a data breach. Two-factor authentication is the solution that not enough people are using, despite being available on many popular sites like Google and Facebook. When two-factor authentication is...

Video: How Firefox Can Block Ads From Tracking You Online

November 6, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While several Web browsers offer the option of private browsing most of the time, information about users is still being collected. History, searches and cookies are off limits, but elements on a site's page such as advertisements and social buttons can still track information to create a profile of users'...

Video: The Search for Another Earth

November 5, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The search for planets outside our solar system has long been a shaky scientific subject. It wasn't until 1995 that scientists discovered 51 Pegasi b, a Jupiter-like planet orbiting around a star similar to our sun. The discovery was revolutionary, but find an Earth-like planet was still out of reach....

Video: 3 Things to Consider Before Getting a Drone

November 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When users first purchase a drone of their own, they might feel the sky is the limit when it comes to flying their new craft. But as recreational drones become more popular, the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Department have stepped in to set some regulations. To start, drones have...

Video: DARPA Predicts What Tech Will Shape the World in 2045

November 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's mission is to explore and develop emerging technologies for the Pentagon. Many of DARPA's achievements -- including the Internet -- however, have affected more than just the Defense Department. Now, the agency is asking its scientists to predict what technologies will shape the world...

Sitting at Your Computer All Day? You’re Doing it Wrong

November 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many of us spend upward of eight hours a day at a desk, staring at a computer screen. Naturally, this can create some aches and pains. While some people choose to switch to a standing desk, there are some other simple ways to make your current desk and computer more...

Infographic: What's the Real Cost of Cyber Crime?

October 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In 2015, an unprecedented number of people were affected by cyber breaches. These hacks can be devastating and dangerous, with personal information like fingerprints and medical data made public. But the financial cost of cyber crime is terrible as well, potentially tallying into billions of dollars lost. To learn more...

The Biggest Cyber Breaches of 2015 (So Far)

October 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thousands of hacks and data breaches occur every day, though many don’t make the headlines. After a hack-heavy 2014, this year also saw some major cyberattacks, and the year isn't even over yet. Here are some of the most impactful cyberincidents of 2015. (Image via wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com)

Video: 5 Tips and Tricks for OS X El Capitan

October 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Windows 10 isn't the only new operating system on the market. Apple recently released its new OS X El Capitan, and while it's not vastly different from the company's previous operating system Yosemite, it has a few new features. Sometimes, when you're focusing on something else on the screen, the...

Video: Windows 10 Tricks You Probably Didn't Know About

October 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Windows 10 has now been on the market for several months, and while this new operating system has taken the best parts of the previous generations of Windows, there are still a few tricks this OS has up its sleeve to help you maneuver around and even stay productive If...

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