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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: The Booming Business of Baby-Boomer Tech

July 14, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow America is getting older. The number of people 65 and older in the country will double to 72 million by 2030. And some in the tech industry are taking notice and investing in apps and sites that cater to older citizens. Honor is now one of several apps that lets...

Video: 5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Experience

July 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Facebook can be an amazing tool to connect with the people in your life. But sometimes, things aren't so great Got an annoying babbling coworker or a family member who likes to go on political rants? We all do. While "unfriending" those people would be a social media faux pas,...

Open Data Can Tell You the Worst Place to Park

July 10, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Data scientist Ben Wellington, runs his own blog about New York using the city's own open data. He believes that while the Big Apple's open data portal is good, it could be so much better. Much of the city's data is public, but not public enough. Certain things, like the...

Video: Google Chrome Hacks You Need to Know

July 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Whether doing online research for a work presentation or hunting for the perfect birthday gift, things can get a little jumbled. With 50 tabs open at once and hundreds of bookmarks, how do you sort through everything and find what you need? When you have more tabs than you can...

Video: Finding a Cure Aboard the International Space Station

July 8, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though NASA might be best known for studying faraway galaxies and the contours of Mars, having a science lab orbiting the planet can help provide solutions to problems back on Earth. Since 2003, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have conducted medical experiments to find a cure for Duchenne...

Video: This Organization Wants to Stop Killer Robots

July 7, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the film "Terminator Genisys" in theaters this week, some might think an artificial intelligence choosing to kill humans is purely science fiction. But one organization believes that could soon be a reality. A coalition of more than 50 NGOs have banded together to create the Campaign to Stop Killer...

You're Doing It All Wrong: What Siri Wishes She Could Tell You

June 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Smartphone users, have you ever tried using voice recognition technology but the system keeps getting it wrong? Instead of slowing down and talking like a robot, speed it up and speak at a normal pace. Voice recognition programs have evolved since they first debuted. Apple's Siri began appearing on iPhones...

Video: Top 5 Tech Tools Any Nerd Should Own

June 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you want to get the most of your technology, you're going to need a few handy tools. Cable modem and ethernet kits, for example, can help customize home networks and connected devices. Create your own ethernet cord, and you can stream content and games from Apple TVs and Xboxes...

Project Sidekick is About to Bring Holograms into Space

June 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If living in space wasn't thrilling enough, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have something else to be excited about. NASA is teaming with Microsoft to create Project Sidekick, which uses the tech company's HoloLens to provide virtual aid to ISS astronauts and to help researchers on the...

NASA's Newest Robot is Part Ape, Part Machine

June 25, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After devastating natural disasters, some situations are simply too dangerous for humans. Enter the RoboSimian. That's the name of NASA's new ape-like robot. Originally designed and built for the DARPA robotics challenge, it uses limbs instead of wheels to move around. Scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory were...