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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: Looking Back at the Original iPhone

January 9, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How time flies. It was just a decade ago the world was introduced to the original iPhone. Since then, Apple has released numerous iterations, culminating with the current model, the iPhone 7. Throughout the past 10 years, Apple has worked off the same premise: a touchscreen smartphone with customizable apps....

Video: Meet the Man Who Turned Off Energy Dept.'s Lights for 16 Years

January 6, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Energy Department always tries to conserve energy and save money. And that includes employee Tien Nguyen, who recently retired after 30 years of federal service. Nguyen, an analyst for the agency's fuel cell technologies office, has helped save Americans millions of dollars with his work and he also picked...

Video: NASA's Ultra-High Definition Footage of Earth

January 5, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA has always had spectacular views of planet Earth, but now the space agency has stepped up its game. Astronaut Jeff Williams, who has spent more time in space than any other American, shot 4K footage aboard the International Space Station. The ultra high-definition video shows the planet 250 miles...

Video: A Self-Driving Car for the Masses

January 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When it comes to self-driving cars, most automakers are focusing on the research, development and testing phase of the emerging technology. Hyundai, however, is hoping to leapfrog ahead to solve the more practical and economic problems with driverless vehicles. The company demonstrated a prototype autonomous version of its Ioniq hatchback...

Video: DARPA Delivers 'LUKE' Arm to Veterans

January 3, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program reached a milestone Dec. 22, when it delivered a few of its sophisticated bionic "LUKE" arms to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for use by wounded veterans. "We are delivering to Walter Reed the world's most advanced prosthetic arm...

Video: NASA's E-Nose Knows How to Keep Air Clean Aboard the ISS

December 29, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In space, no one can open a window to let in some fresh air. The International Space Station has been in orbit for 16 years. That's a lot of time for bacteria, fungi and other microbes to sprout in the enclosed environment. Luckily, NASA has developed a device to monitor...

Nextgov's 10 Most Read Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The year 2016 was a tumultuous one, with a news cycle that featured some concerning government hacks, amazing tech innovations and a contentious presidential election. Here is the Nextgov coverage that resonated the most with our readers: OPM Seeks Social Media Tracking for Background Checks - April 11 The Office...

Self-Driving: A Year in Review

December 28, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow 2016 brought several advancements in self-driving technology. While most cars on the road are still driven by human beings, more and more vehicles are going autonomous. For example, Google's fleet of self-driving cars hit 2 million miles on the road. Another automaker, Tesla, released a software update that overnight turned...

Video: How to Recycle and Sell Your Old Tech

December 27, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Got a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas? Time to make way for all the new gadgets in your life, by recycling or selling your old tech. Big box retailers like Best Buy, Staples and GameStop offer in-store recycling, while the Apple store has robots specifically designed for recycling smartphones...

Video: Parsing Cyber in the Trump White House

December 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Three dozen landing team members were named by President-elect Donald Trump and will aid the political appointees of the next administration. Nextgov's Joseph Marks discussed the cybersecurity talent joining these teams and what they will do to aid the transition. In particular, two officials have given the national security community...