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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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Capital area charity drive falls slightly short of goal

March 7, 2012 The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area announced Tuesday that it had raised $64.3 million for 2011, missing its target by nearly $3 million despite extending the deadline for donations. The campaign did reach 95 percent of its goal, according to a spokeswoman, who added the tally will ...

Agriculture to offer more buyouts

March 5, 2012 In an effort to save an estimated $3.8 million, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will offer 900 employees the chance to take buyouts or early outs, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The department plans to accept only 300 of the 900 requests, however, targeting employees performing administrative ...

Homeland Security Cyber Exec Steps Down

March 2, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Greg Schaffer, Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity Communications at the Homeland Security Department is leaving the agency, effective today, Politico and Federal Computer Week reported. DHS secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Schaffer to his position in June 2009. He previously served as deputy undersecretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate as ...

Auto company shuts down, blames Energy Department inaction on loan

March 2, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After waiting three years for a loan from the Energy Department, Bright Automotive Inc. is ending operations, CNET reported Friday. Bright Automotive had designed a prototype for a plug-in electric utility van using a hybrid power train that achieved up to 100 miles per gallon. The company hoped the van ...

Around Government

March 1, 2012 Peace Corps alumni are on a quest to find their own. By Caitlin Fairchild The National Peace Corps Association, a nonprofit organization that supports the community of current and former Peace Corps members, has launched a campaign to track down every volunteer who has served since the agency was founded ...

Video: Navy installing its largest solar film

February 29, 2012 The U.S. Navy is installing its largest solar film yet to the roof of a commissary at the U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, an American naval base in Japan. The Pentagon unveiled its Operational Energy Strategy last June in an effort to increase its wartime energy consumption. The project in Japan ...

Labor sues Postal Service over whistleblower mistreatment

February 29, 2012 The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has filed suit against the U.S. Postal Service, OSHA confirmed Wednesday. According to OSHA, the Postal Service specifically violated Section 11(c) of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act, when a safety specialist at the Seattle Process and Distribution Center faced discrimination ...

USDA, American Legion reach out to veterans

February 28, 2012 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Legion National Commander Fang Wong, as part of a new initiative to hire more veterans. Leveraging both organizations’ resources, the partnership aims to expand job opportunities for transitioning veterans and promote U.S. Agriculture Department programs. Specifically, ...

Video: NASA designs a new spacesuit for new missions

February 27, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA astronauts have a closet full of suits, but nothing to wear for potential future missions. Engineers at the Johnson Space Center are working to develop a new kind of spacesuit, one for the astronauts who will potentially walk on Mars or spend time in deep space. In its more ...

Leadership changes at NASA

February 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While NASA has an eye on the universe to discover everything from lunar geology to the conditions inside black holes, the agency faces new developments on Earth as well. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced a couple of key changes in the agency's senior leadership on Tuesday. Associate Administrator Chris Scolese ...