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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: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Home Network

June 11, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When a network is good, the Netflix stream is clear and living is easy. But when a home network is bad, the Internet times out and your favorite show keeps buffering to no end. What to do? Well, the first step is to secure your Wi-Fi. If you haven't already...

Video: These High-Tech Kiosks Can Speed You Through Customs in Minutes

June 10, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The San Francisco airport gets roughly 15,000 international travelers per day, and the customs process can often be long and drawn out. With the addition of a new self-service kiosk that eliminates the need to fill out paperwork, wait times are drastically reduced. Travelers scan their passport, take a picture,...

Video: Turning Citizens into Data Rock Stars

June 9, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ben Wellington is not your stereotypical data scientist. The blogger and comedian runs the blog I Quant NY to tell the story of New York City through its open data releases. He believes anyone can work with open data. "We need to create a world where they don't have to...

Video: More Apps Are Taking on Maps

June 8, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Facebook's messenger app is expanding, allowing users to send a map of their location to friends. The social network says it won't use this new feature to harvest your location data in the background, but you have to turn on your location of your phone for this feature to work,...

Government Pwned: A Recent History of Hacks

June 5, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the latest data breach has affected millions of federal employees and rocked the government, it certainly isn't the first -- or the last -- time something like this has happened. In the most recent years, hackers have really stepped up their game by targeting federal agencies to steal information....

Video: Bioenergy and America’s Energy Future

June 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Along with solar and wind power, bioenergy is gaining momentum as a viable choice in powering the country. The Energy Department, along with Green Focus Films and BCS, Incorporated, have produced a documentary examining several innovators in the field of biofuels. "It's very exciting to see new scientists and engineers...

Why You Should Restart Your Computer Right Now

June 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While hackers and cyberattacks may seem like the biggest threat to your computer, it could be that you are your own worst enemy. Turning your computer off at the end of the day may seem like an unnecessary step. But keeping your computer running constantly causes problems like memory leaks...

Suit Up! 50 Years of Spacewalks

June 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On March 18, 1965, Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the very first human to walk in space. The U.S. caught up quickly. On June 3, 1965, Edward White became the first American to do so. Fifty years later, NASA is taking an in-depth look at the spacewalk -- EVA for...

Video: Google Teams With Levi's to Make Smart Clothes

June 1, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Envision a future where smartphones can be controlled through a pair of jeans. Google is trying to make that idea a reality with something called Project Jacquard. One of the tech giant's more experimental groups -- the Advanced Technology and Projects team -- has developed a sturdy, conductive yarn that...

Meet a Solar Farm Scientist Who Wants to Help Native American Communities Become More Sustainable

May 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Suzanne Singer works as an energy thermal fluids analyst at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for the Energy Department. Her main passion is in solar forecasting, which helps predict how much energy the panels in a solar farm will produce. Singer's other focus is using her research to reach out to...