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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: How Open Data Powers the Polls

April 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti heard about one citizen's decision not to vote, he decided to take action with open data. Garcetti made a video for the citizen in question, local chef Al Gordon, pointing out each way the City of Los Angeles' open data portal could help Gordon ...

Video: Inside the Apple Watch

April 10, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple announced March 9 the release of its smartwatch. Since then, you may have asked yourself: What exactly does the Apple Watch do? Well, wonder no more. The Apple Watch performs many of its functions, such as streaming music and making phone calls, by syncing with an iPhone. However, some ...

Infographic: Nanobot Surgery, Microchip Medical Records and 5 Other Medical Tech Breakthroughs

April 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Did you know you could use your iPhone to monitor your pulse and oxygen levels? From nanobot surgery to microchip medical records, new medical technologies come about in different ways. Check out the infographic below to see what affects medical research, research spending numbers, and some of the important technologies ...

Infographic: Manage the Surge in Unstructured Data

March 31, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies and businesses have big plans for big data, but dealing with massive swaths of data from multiple sources can prove challenging. Unstructured data accounts for more than 90 percent of data in organizations today. To figure out the best way to deal with the coming data surge, check out ...

Infographic: What's Your Organization's Greatest Cyber Threat?

March 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the average cybersecurity incident costing an average of $2.7 million, it's important for organizations to determine their cyber weak spots. For both public and private organizations, information and finances are at risk. To see how your security measures stack up, check out this infographic from Modis, to help determine ...

Video: How Open Data Improves Government Collaboration

March 19, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kansas City, Missouri, has begun expanding into the field of open data with its 311 data set, which was automated and pushed out to the public. WIth that project, the city government discovered it was its own best consumer, said Kate Bender, a senior analyst with the Kansas City Office ...

Timeline: Rise of the Chief Data Officer

March 18, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the past few years, a growing number of federal agencies have appointed a chief data officer, or CDO, to help them manage their data as an asset -- releasing it to citizens and entrepreneurs alike and scrutinizing it internally to derive new insights and drive efficiencies. The timeline below ...

VIdeo: Open Data, Collaboration and Coalescence

March 12, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With government and private industry fundamentally different, why should both sectors take the same approach to open data? "The digital government environment today is really being defined by the Web and the interface that governments are trying to use to create an experience for constituents," Bob Runge said. Runge, a ...

Video: Open Data and Improving Quality of Life

March 11, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Like many local governments, Florida's Miami-Dade County relies on open data to help its citizens. Mike Hernandez, director of communications for Miami-Dade County, hopes to make the data easily accessible, and not just for those who submit public records requests. "We need to educate our public, and we need to ...

Video: Open Data in the UK

March 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How does local government prove it's making a difference with taxpayers' money? The leaders of West Sussex, U.K., found the answer was open data. "One of the real key drivers for me about publishing our data was about making sure we had a really strong contract with our taxpayers," Samantha ...