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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: Inside Microsoft's HoloLens

May 4, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Holograms, along with flying cars and jetpacks, have long been a symbol of the future yet to come. Now, the future is almost here. Microsoft's holographic goggles, known as the HoloLens, have many applications and their developers say it could change the fields of genetics, engineering and paleontology. See the...

Video: Make Your iPhone Feel Like New Again

May 1, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Everyone wants his or her iPhone to run like the day it came out of the box. Here are some helpful tips to achieve just that, by freeing up storage and helping the battery run better. It may seem obvious, but as a first step be sure to delete apps...

Video: New Ideas from New Generations

April 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Kyle Hall, special assistant to the city controller of Los Angeles, has some advice for young people in government: Find a leader who has a vision on how to make government work better and help him or her achieve that. Hall says you don't have to work in government for...

Video: Wearable Tech That Keeps You Safe

April 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As a society, we're more connected than ever, but what about during emergencies? Several new technologies have come out recently offering Internet of Things-era safety. Devices like the Safelet, the Cuff and the Siren all disguise themselves as fashionable accessories and can pair with your smartphone to help keep you...

Video: Heat Seek Brings New York in From the Cold

April 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New York City gets roughly 200,000 heating complaints every year. "That has major impact on people's lives and on people's health," said William Jeffries, an engineer for Heat Seek, a civic hacking project turned nonprofit, which aims to help NYC citizens keep their heat on. The team has built temperature...

Video: This Stick Crams a Windows PC Into the Palm of Your Hand

April 27, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Though smartphones have come a long way in the past few years, they still don't feature fully operational Microsoft Office. Enter Intel's Compute Stick, which houses the equivalent of a Windows 8 PC in a very tiny package. The Stick could be a great resource for business travelers, as long...

Video: How to Spring Clean Your Phone

April 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While dusting and vacuuming are probably already part of your spring cleaning routine, you may not realize your phone needs a thorough scrubbing of its own. Apps like Smart Merge can take care of cluttered contacts, while several battery managing apps can determine what's sucking the life out of your...

A New Look at How Federal IT Reform is Faring in 5 Charts

April 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Obama administration released new data this week on how federal IT projects are performing. The data measure the extent to which agency IT projects stay within budget and on schedule and the average time it takes to deliver key phases of a project. The information, posted to the online...

Video: Democratizing Data

April 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Saf Rabah, vice president of product at Socrata, believes a data revolution isn't coming. It's actually already underway and it's a part of the larger Internet revolution. He says democratization of computing and connectivity has helped push forward the open data effort. "Open data is part of that big movement,...

Video: These Specs Are Crazier Than Google Glass

April 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While Google Glass may have come and gone amid a few laughs and a few concerns, this isn't the end of high-tech vision. Mini's Augmented Vision goggles take the concept of techno-specs a step further. The glasses perform a variety of functions, most notably helping drivers navigate the roads more...