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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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Not Your Daddy's Dune Buggy: What We Can Expect From the Next Mars Rover

October 2, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Curiosity Rover may seem like the be-all, end-all of Martian vehicles, but NASA is just getting started. In the next five years, the space agency plans to launch another robotic science rover. The rover, currently still in the planning phase, will take much of its design from Curiosity, including...

Video: It Might Get Easier to Make Payments with Your Mobile Device

October 1, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Despite promising to make store checkouts fast and easy, mobile payment apps haven't quite lived up to the hype. Samsung Pay, which is now available in the U.S., is slightly different from other pay apps, in that it works at virtually all retailers, from big chain stores to small boutiques...

Video: How to Not Embarrass Yourself in Front of the Robot at Work

September 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As more federal employees choose to telework, offices will need new methods of communication between workers in and outside the office. Enter the telepresence robot, created by companies such as Double Robotics. What looks like an iPad connected to a Segway could become the ultimate window into the workplace for...

Video: NASA's Icebridge Flies High Over Both Poles

September 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While NASA often seems more focused on what's happening on other neighboring planets, it also does a lot of work here on Earth. Operation IceBridge, NASA's 6-year mission to study the changing landscape of the Earth's poles from up above, for the first time will have two campaigns flying in...

Edward Snowden Now on Twitter

September 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has joined Twitter. And he's been verified. The famous whistle-blower -- or infamous traitor, depending on whom you ask -- has been living under asylum in Moscow since 2013. While Snowden initially tried to stay out of the limelight following his exodus from...

Video: The Easiest Ways to Back Up Your Files

September 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Not backing up your photos, music and other files is a very stupid but surprisingly common tech habit. If your phone or laptop is lost, broken or stolen, all of your hard work and memories are gone forever. Still not convinced you should back up your stuff? Here's just how...

Video: NASA Heads Under the Ice

September 25, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA was on thin ice recently -- literally. NASA's Jet Propulsion Labortory is currently developing a "Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration." The rover could one day explore planetary bodies, such as Jupiter's icy moon Europa, whose massive ocean is covered in ice. While Earth doesn't have the exact conditions of...

Video: Preparing Veterans for the Solar Workforce

September 24, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As active-duty service members prepare to transition to civilian life, adapting to the instability of the job market can be tough. Now, the Energy Department is helping veterans take that first step. "Solar Ready Vets," a program developed by the agency's SunShot Initiative is preparing to expand to 10 different...

Video: Apps to Help You Get Things Done

September 23, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow From Angry Birds to Candy Crush, there are plenty of apps out there that help you waste time. But what do you do when you need to get organized and run through your to-do list? These apps are here to help. Letterspace is a note-taking app that helps organize those...

Video: New Version of Microsoft Word Allows You to Skype with Collaborators

September 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential programs for almost any workplace, and now they're getting an upgrade. Microsoft is adding a social element to Office 2016, allowing for increased collaboration. This goes way beyond "track changes." Now, similar to Google Docs, users see when someone else is editing a shared...