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: 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...

Video: Why You Need to Update Your Facebook App Immediately

October 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Apple released the latest update for iPhone, iOS 9, users discovered a nasty surprise. The new operating system lets users see the exact percentage of battery life each app uses, and some were shocked to discover the Facebook app could be hogging up to 30 percent of their phone's...

Video: These Crazy Biometrics Are Now in Your Car

October 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Up until now, car seats have performed one function: keeping you comfy while you commute. Now, car manufacturers are giving them a lot more responsibility. Faurecia has developed what it calls "Active Wellness Seat Technology," where medical-grade-sensors previously found in hospitals to monitor patients are embedded into the driver's seat....

Video: Why Mobile Payment Systems Haven't Quite Caught On Yet

October 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New smartphone features such as Apple Pay promise an exciting world where you can leave the house without your wallet. All you need is an iPhone or an Apple Watch to navigate your financial transactions. The reality is mobile pay accounts for only 1 percent of retail transactions in the...

Video: What ‘Back to the Future’ Got Right -- and Wrong -- About Tech in 2015

October 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The second film in the "Back to the Future" franchise was released in November 1989, but was set in the future, specifically Oct. 21, 2015. We have arrived in the future, and while some predictions about the world and technology of 2015 have come true, others have not. In the...

Video: How to Train Like an Astronaut

October 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want to know what living on the International Space Station is like? You can experience the closest thing to it here on Earth at Houston's Johnson Space Center, where they have a life-size replica of the ISS to train astronauts. While there's more gravity and you can leave and step...

Video: This App Uses Kids' Obsession with Phones to Teach Coding

October 15, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Learning to code can be a daunting prospect. It can be a completely different way of thinking, and there are so many coding languages to choose from. Despite increased pressure to bring more STEM education to the classroom, only a quarter of schools in the U.S. are actually teaching computer...

Video: What’s the Deal with the iPhone 6S Battery Life?

October 14, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You may have recently decided to upgrade to the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, but beware: Not every single one of Apple's latest edition phone is exactly the same. The A9 processor chip, which is in every new iPhone, had two different manufacturers. Some phones have a Samsung chip, while...

Video: Watch These Battle Drones Cage Fight

October 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The drone revolution is coming. What began as a military technology has exploded into a multimillion-dollar market, and the Federal Aviation Administration estimates the industry will top $90 billion within a decade. Typically, personal drones have been used for things like aerial photography but now, these small machines are stepping...

Video: What You Need to Know About This New Speed Camera Technology

October 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Get ready for a smarter speed camera. Corridor averaging uses multiple Automatic License Plate Recognition, or ALPR, cameras posted at multiple points along the road. Your license plate is captured and recorded again and again as you drive past more cameras, each taking a picture with a time stamp. With...

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