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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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NASA Is Testing A Nuclear Reactor

January 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While NASA has sent plenty of rovers and probes to Mars, one of the agency's ultimate goals is to send a manned mission to Mars. While that likely won't be possible until the 2030s, NASA is working on preparations like figuring out how to power the mission. While getting to...

Apple CEO Says iPhone Users Will Soon Be Able to Disable Battery Management

January 18, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple has been in hot water as of late. It was revealed in December that the tech company was intentionally slowing down older models of iPhones. To apologize to users and make up for their actions, Apple lowered the price of replacement batteries from $79 to $29. But that hasn't...

Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables

January 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google is expanding its international reach. The tech company announced it has made plans for three undersea cables to improve its network. The cables will be commission in 2019. The areas connected by the cables will have access to a faster and better version of Google's products, such as their...

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

January 17, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Scaling virtual reality up from smaller scenarios is a major goal for video game developers. According to Engadget, Microsoft is also looking to expand virtual reality beyond the size of a living room for a different reason entirely: disaster response. Microsoft Research released a video detailing how it's reconstructing entire...

This Smart Credit Card Might Soon Rule Your Wallet

January 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A lot of the new technology on display at this year's Consumer Electronic Show is far from actually reaching the market. But one piece of tech, a reprogrammable payment card, will definitely be coming to U.S. banks soon, according to Mashable. Currently dubbed Wallet Card, it's a collaboration between Dynamics...

AT&T Wants to Keep an Eye on Our Bridges

January 10, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow AT&T is most commonly known for it's cellular network, but the company announced at CES 2018 that it was introducing a new technology to monitor critical infrastructure, Mashable reports. The company has dubbed it a "structure monitoring solution" and it is a system of sensors that will monitor the condition...

Wireless Charging Is Finally Possible. Here's How.

January 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There are a lot of exciting gadgets and gizmos at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, but one in particular seems exciting for tech users who often feel tethered to the nearest outlet. Tech company PowerCast has introduced the PowerSpot Transmitter. It's a wireless charger that can charge up to 30...

Tech Company Introduces Audio Technology to Help Those with Hearing Loss

January 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tech company Bragi isn't at CES 2018 to promote a fancy new gadget. Instead, they've partnered with Mimi Hearing Technologies to introduce Project Ears. Done with Food and Drug Administration approval, the company aims to create personalized hearing technology within an unobtrusive design, Engadget reported. Potential users will start with...

Tips for Using Your New iPhone X

January 5, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Whether you were gifted the iPhone X for the holidays or it was simply time for an upgrade, you might be wondering how to use this new-fangled smartphone. While the X works differently from any iPhone that came before it—it is missing that classic home button—it's not too hard to...

Homeland Security To Release Active Shooter Training Simulator for Teachers

January 4, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In June of 2017, the Homeland Security Department released a simulator to train first responders on how to deal with an active shooter. The agency is expanding that program for an entirely different demographic: school teachers. Made in partnership with the Army, the program is titled EDGE or Enhanced Dynamic...