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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: 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...

Video: How to Clear Roads with Open Data

May 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For many of us, summer is fast approaching and thoughts of dangerous winter roads are far away. For Vennard Wright, the chief information officer of Maryland's Prince George's County, tackling problems like snow removal and other ways to improve neighborhoods are always on his mind. Wright's goal as CIO is...

What to Expect at Google's I/O Conference

May 27, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Gadget geeks, rejoice: Google's annual gathering will take place May 28-29 in San Francisco. The conference will likely feature news about the company's new and improved operating system, Android M. Reports claim the OS will focus on improving battery life and feature native fingerprint authentication, helping make passwords a thing...

Video: NASA's Path to Mars

May 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When it comes to space travel, these days the question on everyone's mind is: When are we going to Mars? Robotic explorers have studied the Red Planet for decades, but putting living, breathing humans on the surface will be a more difficult endeavor. NASA is looking at reaching asteroids first,...