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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 Impact of Data-Driven, Evidence-Based Government

April 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Socrata runs a cloud-based "software-as-a-service" model hosting the open data initiatives of the 200 largest government in the world "So here's a little secret, 50 percent of the data in our cloud is private," Socrata CEO Kevin Merritt said. "And the only consumers of that data are governments themselves." But...

Video: How Do Noise-Canceling Headphones Work?

April 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For many desk jockeys, elevated sound levels can make work difficult. With more agencies and businesses adopting an open office plan, the rising din can put a damper on employee focus and productivity. Noise-canceling headphones may be the solution. These high-tech headphones have been around for awhile, but the technology...

Video: Is the iPad Dead?

April 17, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the release of the larger-than-ever iPhone 6 plus and more recently, the superscaled-down Apple Watch, many are wondering where that leaves the iPad. The decline of the iPad could be terrible news, however, for the government agencies that began adopting the iPad into operations only a few years ago....

Video: Making An Impact With Open Data

April 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ross Goldenberg, co-founder of SiteCompli, which leverages open data to help those in the New York City real estate market, believes government needs more similar tools to help bring open data to the citizens. He says SiteCompli has made the jobs of thousands of customers easier. "The ability to get...

Video: 5 Ways to Speed Up Your Wi-Fi

April 15, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the Internet at most workplaces might be performing at top speed, many home networks are still lagging, and that's a problem. Reliable and fast Wi-Fi is important to everyone, but especially those who work from home. Teleworkers need functioning Wi-Fi for everything from uploading documents quickly to seamless video...

Video: How Open Data Powers the Polls

April 13, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti heard about one citizen's decision not to vote, he decided to take action with open data. Garcetti made a video for the citizen in question, local chef Al Gordon, pointing out each way the City of Los Angeles' open data portal could help Gordon...

Video: Inside the Apple Watch

April 10, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple announced March 9 the release of its smartwatch. Since then, you may have asked yourself: What exactly does the Apple Watch do? Well, wonder no more. The Apple Watch performs many of its functions, such as streaming music and making phone calls, by syncing with an iPhone. However, some...

Infographic: Nanobot Surgery, Microchip Medical Records and 5 Other Medical Tech Breakthroughs

April 3, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Did you know you could use your iPhone to monitor your pulse and oxygen levels? From nanobot surgery to microchip medical records, new medical technologies come about in different ways. Check out the infographic below to see what affects medical research, research spending numbers, and some of the important technologies...

Infographic: Manage the Surge in Unstructured Data

March 31, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies and businesses have big plans for big data, but dealing with massive swaths of data from multiple sources can prove challenging. Unstructured data accounts for more than 90 percent of data in organizations today. To figure out the best way to deal with the coming data surge, check out...

Infographic: What's Your Organization's Greatest Cyber Threat?

March 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the average cybersecurity incident costing an average of $2.7 million, it's important for organizations to determine their cyber weak spots. For both public and private organizations, information and finances are at risk. To see how your security measures stack up, check out this infographic from Modis, to help determine...