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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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GSA employees aren’t paying for parking -- yet

August 5, 2011 General Service Administration employees have free parking for a little longer. After announcing last month that Washington-area employees would have to begin paying for parking on Aug. 1, GSA has postponed the change, the agency confirmed Friday. GSA did not speak with unions before announcing the policy and subsequent efforts ...

Defense Seeks New Social Network Strategy

August 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Got an idea for the latest social network? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to hear it -- and may offer $42 million to make it a reality. DARPA put out a call for proposals on July 14, and officially presented the project on Tuesday at a briefing held ...

Text Polling Tackles Thorny Situations

August 2, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow According to your agency's policy, you're able to telework up to three times a week. But your boss says that he really likes you in the office, and suggests you don't telework. Would you go all-in and fight the situation? Hold your cards and try again later? Or would you ...

Mingle Sticks Forge Connection at Government Conference

August 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Business cards may become obsolete with the advent of the Mingle Stick. Used by attendees at GovLoop's Next Generation of Government summit last week, this small piece of technology, a little larger than a thumb drive, allows users to instantaneously share contact info with a click of a button. It ...

White House recharges effort to help people with disabilities use government technology

July 26, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal agencies must make technology more accessible for people with disabilities, the White House said Tuesday. The Obama administration announced it is creating a strategy to achieve this goal by improving compliance with Section 508, a technology-oriented 1998 amendment to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires federal agencies' electronic ...

GSA announces employees will pay for parking

July 25, 2011 The days of free parking are over for General Service Administration employees. Beginning Aug. 1, employees and contractors will have to pay for parking at federal buildings and at buildings in the region leased by GSA, according to a memorandum first obtained by Federal News Radio. Sent to all GSA ...

Foreign affairs group urges State to go after more staff

July 21, 2011 The State Department should be more aggressive in advocating for staffing boosts, a foreign affairs group said in a new report evaluating Secretary Hillary Clinton's leadership over the past two years. Foreign Affairs Council president and former ambassador to Colombia Thomas Boyatt, who drafted the report, expressed particular concern over ...

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 ...