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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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White House launches third annual SAVE awards

July 14, 2011 The White House on Thursday announced it is accepting cost-cutting ideas for the third annual Securing Americans Value and Efficiency awards. Part of the Obama administration's Campaign to Cut Waste, the contest allows federal employees to send in their proposals to improve government operations. After the submission deadline of July...

GSA expands discount airfare program

July 13, 2011 The General Service Administration is expanding a program to provide government employees with discounted airfares. The City Pairs Program, which awarded $3.1 billion in fiscal 2012 contracts to major U.S. airlines in exchange for reduced fares, will cover more than 6,000 destinations starting Oct. 1, a 7 percent increase from...

GAO undecided on additional pay for Foreign Service

July 5, 2011 Foreign Service employees would make significantly more a year if they received the same locality pay as their Washington counterparts, according to a recent report that came down undecided whether the expense is worth it. The State Department has argued the additional pay is necessary to compete for top candidates...

GSA: No increase in mileage reimbursement rate yet

July 1, 2011 While the Internal Revenue Service has raised the mileage reimbursement rate for the second half of the year due to high gas prices, the General Services Administration will not follow suit. "Although the results of our internal evaluation do not support a change at this time, we plan to monitor...

Bureau charged with securing diplomats in Iraq is not yet up for the task

June 30, 2011 When the U.S. military leaves Iraq at the end of the year, it will be up to the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security to protect the 17,000 contractors and diplomats still stationed at 15 sites around the country. The bureau that currently employs 34,000 people and is responsible for...

Homeland Security names winners in cybersecurity contest

June 27, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Homeland Security Department on Monday announced the three winners of a contest to spread the word about safe Internet practices. A part of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, the Stop.Think.Connect. competition challenged participants to design public service announcements educating citizens on...

New bill would improve Peace Corps volunteer safety

June 24, 2011 Lawmakers introduced bills in the House and Senate on Thursday to increase congressional oversight of the Peace Corps and establish safety measures to protect overseas volunteers in dangerous situations. The bipartisan legislation follows a May 11 House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing during which witnesses highlighted problems within the Peace Corps...

Government job loss slows economic recovery, report finds

June 22, 2011 Cuts in government jobs have contributed to slow economic growth in some metropolitan areas, according to a report released by the Brookings Institution on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings examined economic data from the start of the recession in 2008 through the first quarter of 2011 for the...

IRS has difficulty ensuring its own employees’ tax compliance

June 21, 2011 The agency responsible for enforcing tax laws is having trouble ensuring its own employees are paying what they owe, according to a new watchdog report. Under the Employee Tax Compliance project, the IRS developed a computer program to monitor its workers, which matches the employee payroll records with the general...

Army settles on site for national museum

June 20, 2011 Army officials have finally selected the north post of Fort Belvoir, Va., as the location for a national museum highlighting the service's history. Army Secretary John McHugh approved the decision last week, according to an announcement. "In presenting the Army's storied 236-year history, this long-overdue facility will offer the American...