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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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Veterans can step up life insurance coverage

January 20, 2012 Ron Agnir/AP Under a new law, participants in the Veterans Group Life Insurance Program will now have an opportunity to beef up their coverage, the Veterans Affairs Department has announced. As a part of the 2010 Veterans' Benefits Act, they can receive the equivalent of the maximum coverage available under ...

Defense targets sexual assault

January 19, 2012 ZUMA Press/Newscom The Defense Department will add several new initiatives as part of its efforts to curb sexual assaults, Secretary Leon Panetta has announced. The news comes on the heels of two policy changes introduced in December 2011 along with the release of an annual report on sexual assault at ...

IRS to offer second round of buyouts

January 13, 2012 The Internal Revenue Service will offer buyouts and early outs for up to 400 of the agency's 100,000 employees. The IRS previously offered buyouts in November 2011 to 5,400 employees and planned to accept only a third of that number. The agency focused its offer to analysts as well as ...

Park Service Honors Slain Ranger

January 10, 2012 The National Park Service is holding a memorial service for Margaret Anderson, the first female park ranger killed in the line of duty, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Anderson was shot on Jan. 1 at Mount Rainier National Park, where both she and her husband have been assigned since 2010. ...

Interior should ramp up videoconferencing, IG says

January 9, 2012 The Interior Department should increase its use of videoconferencing, an Interior inspector general report has found. The IG estimated Interior spent $42.4 million on travel in 2009 and lacks an official policy on the use of videoconferencing as an alternative to travel. Improving videoconferencing efforts would cut the department's travel ...

Airport Security Gets Faster for Service Members

January 4, 2012 Uniformed service members will soon move through airport security more quickly. President Obama signed The Risk-Based Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act into law Tuesday, requiring the Transportation Security Administration to develop new expedited procedures for screening military passengers. Sponsored by Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., the bill ...

Air Force to offer second round of buyouts

January 4, 2012 The Air Force will offer another round of buyouts and early outs to civilian employees beginning Jan. 9, the service announced Tuesday. Part of an overall effort to return civilian funding to 2010 levels, this follows 6,000 buyout offers in September 2011 and a hiring freeze that lasted from August ...

National Guard leader joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

January 3, 2012 The Chief of the National Guard Bureau is now a statutory member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. By Caitlin Fairchild The development is the result of a provision included in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which President Obama signed it into law Dec. 31, 2011. Air Force Gen. ...

An Easy Pill to Swallow

January 1, 2012 David Hale takes a Silicon Valley approach to ramping up a computer reference guide for drug-related emergencies. Ask David Hale at the National Institutes of Health what makes him most proud about the creation of Pillbox, a computer program that can help emergency physicians and other health care providers save ...

Military academies see sharp rise in reported sexual assaults

December 29, 2011 The number of reported sexual assaults at military academies has risen sharply, according to a new Defense Department report. Between June 2010 and May 2011, 65 sexual assaults were reported at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and the U.S. Air ...