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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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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 ...

Los Alamos lab submits plan to offer buyouts

February 23, 2012 Los Alamos National Laboratory expects to reduce its workforce by 400 to 800 employees through a voluntary separation program, the lab announced Tuesday. Many of the details of the plan will not be released as the lab is currently waiting for approval from the National Nuclear Security Administration. The research ...

Video: Astronauts mark 50 years in orbit

February 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Do human eyeballs change shape in space? That was just one of the questions former astronaut John Glenn sought to answer 50 years ago when he became the first American to orbit Earth. Glenn and former astronaut Scott Carpenter attended a ceremony at NASA's Kennedy Space Center marking the 50th ...

Video: Clinton addresses global business conference

February 22, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the first-ever State Department Global Business Conference on Tuesday. Speaking to an audience of both private sector executives and government officials, she discussed several measures State is taking to enhance “jobs diplomacy” initiatives. The agency plans to promote U.S. businesses, attract investment back to ...

Property maintenance costs rise $1.5 billion in 2010

February 21, 2012 The cost to maintain government property increased more than $1.5 billion in 2010, the Federal Times reported. According to a General Services Administration report released Friday, the government paid $30.7 billion in 2010 to maintain its roughly 3.3 billion square feet of property, an increase from $29.2 billion in 2009.The ...

Labor Department to consolidate field offices

February 16, 2012 In an effort to increase agency efficiency and reduce costs by roughly $19 million over the next two years, the Labor Department will close and consolidate several offices, Federal Times reported. The move comes along with several other management reforms included in the Obama administration’s fiscal 2013 federal budget proposal ...

OPM proposes part-time work as step toward retirement

February 15, 2012 The Office of Personnel Management plans to ease older employees into retirement by offering a part-time work program, the Federal Times reported Tuesday. OPM proposed the initiative in the White House’s fiscal 2013 budget. Along with other management reforms, the Obama administration estimated the program will save $720 million over ...

Senior-level vacancies persist at Homeland Security

February 14, 2012 During the past five years, the vacancy rate for Senior Executive Service positions often has been higher at the Homeland Security Department than at other agencies, the Government Accountability Office found in a new report. According to the report, released last week, retaining senior executives has been an issue for ...