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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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Storify: Nextgov's 2014 State of the Union Tweets

January 28, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House touted the 2014 State of the Union as the "most social" such speech in history. Obama referenced tech startups early in his remarks and touted cybersecurity by saying that the U.S. continues to "combat new threats like cyberattacks." Obama also referenced the NSA program, albeit subtly, in ...

Consumer Financial Protection Chief Sits Down With Jon Stewart

January 9, 2014 Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stopped by The Daily Show on Wednesday to discuss his agency. "Our job is to see that people are treated fairly in the market place and it's an important job, I think." Cordray said. The interview ranged from new rules implemented ...

How an App Could Save the Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale

November 26, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow David Wiley, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, sat down during Nextgov Prime to discuss his latest project, a new app that will help save the lives of the endangered North-Atlantic Right whale. Currently, the number one mortality factor among the whales are ship strikes. While NOAA ...

Video: Craigslist Founder Discusses His Role as VA 'Nerd-in-Residence'

November 25, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, came to our Nextgov Prime conference this year to discuss his more recent work with the Veteran Affairs Department. Dubbing himself VA's "Nerd-in-Residence," Newmark has worked with the agency's Blue Button Initiative to make electronic health records available to all veterans. What's his take away ...

Video: The Daily Show Takes on the VA Hospital System

September 6, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Daily Show host Jon Stewart has come back from a three-month absence and decided to check in on the progress of the Veteran Affairs Department's backlogged benefits, but he came across a more deadly problem plaguing the VA and its hospitals instead. "It turns out, VA benefits aren't always so ...

NASA Deputy Administrator Steps Down

August 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lori Garver, NASA's Deputy administrator is stepping down after five years with the space agency. Garver was nominated to her position in 2009. During her tenure, Garver focused on partnerships between NASA and the private industry, as well as getting more girls and women involved in science and technology. “She ...

The Right Way to Fry an Egg in Death Valley

July 11, 2013 Temperatures at Death Valley National Park are soaring past 120 degrees this summer, apparently hot enough to fry an egg. One park employee decided to actually try the experiment, and her video of cooking an egg in a skillet took off, garnering more than 400,000 views so far. Visitors have ...

Miley Cyrus Fans Petition the White House for a New National Anthem

July 8, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 after the British set fire to Washington; 117 years later, President Herbert Hoover officially made it the national anthem in 1931. But several hundred people now think it's time for a change. A new petition on We the People is asking ...

Video: Colbert Asks What Could Go Wrong With Bitcoin

April 18, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bitcoin has gone up and down recently, and even the Treasury Department is jumping into the virtual currency's fray. Some argue, however, that the monetary program isn't really a currency at all. Comedian Stephen Colbert tackled the controversial Bitcoin on his show Wednesday night. "Essentially the online world is the ...

Tweeting the Fiscal 2014 Budget

April 10, 2013 Budget day has finally arrived, and everyone has something to say about it. President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2014 budget Wednesday morning, including a proposed 1 percent pay raise for federal employees, which was offset by a suggested increase in their retirement contributions. The White House also wants to increase ...