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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Video: Astronauts Aboard the ISS Answer All the Weird Space Questions You Normally Just Google

April 6, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Life aboard the International Space Station is exciting but difficult. And those of us stuck on the ground have a lot of questions about the daily lives of the astronauts in low-Earth orbit. NASA astronauts Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams and ESA astronaut Tim Peake, currently living and working aboard...

Federal Cybersecurity by the Numbers: The Biggest Spenders and the Biggest Threats

April 5, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Over the couple years, cyberincidents reported by federal agencies have nearly doubled -- from about 41,000 in 2011 to more than 77,000 last year. Partly that’s because agencies are getting smarter about detecting threats, such as suspicious network activity or malware able to slip past traditional antivirus tools. But the...

Video: Inside the Medieval City Where the Future of Computing Is Built

April 5, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The medieval city of Leven, Belgium, is home to Imec, a research center responsible for figuring out what will and won't work in next-generation chips for PCs and smartphones. In other words, these 2,300 researchers are responsible for your favorite gadgets of tomorrow. But Imec is working on other things...

Video: An Inflatable Bouncy Castle in Space

April 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On April 8, in partnership with Bigelow Aerospace, SpaceX will launch what is basically an inflatable bouncy castle to the International Space Station. The hope is that it will one day house both astronauts and tourists. The bouncy prototype, known as the Bigelow expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, will attach...

Video: What To Do When Your Phone's Screen Breaks

April 1, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You dropped your iPhone and the screen has cracked. What do you do? A shattered screen isn't a death sentence for your device. One option is to go to the Apple store to get it fixed. This can be slightly pricey at around $150 or potentially free if it's discovered...

Video: Virtual Reality Tech Brings Mars to Earth

March 31, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dreaming of a trip to Mars? Unless you're one of NASA's astronaut candidates, that dream is sadly unlikely to come true. The space agency has partnered with Microsoft HoloLens, however, to give space enthusiasts a glimpse into what stepping on Martian soil would be like. NASA engineers already use virtual...

Video: Every App You Need While Traveling

March 30, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As the weather warms up, people are preparing for their spring break trips or planning for a summer vacation. Whether it's a flight across the globe or just a road trip across the state, there are a few apps that will make your journey less stressful. Everyone can use Hotel...

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Internet of Things?

March 29, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the term "Internet of Things" has been around since 1999, it hasn't been put into action until rather recently. Now, both private industry and the government are reaping the benefits of having everything and everyone connected to a network, as well as dealing with the security implications. Nextgov invited...

Video: It's Time to Put Your Phone on the Night Shift

March 28, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many smartphone users like to scroll through social media feeds or play a round (or five) of Candy Crush in the evenings. For some, the last thing they do before going to sleep is set an alarm on their device. But even a quick glance at your phone at bedtime...

Video: How the iPhone Serves as Copilot for the Blind

March 25, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Before the smartphone era, vision-impaired people had to use several gadgets throughout their day, such as a light-detection device. Now, these functions are taken care of by the iPhone and apps. The iOS voiceover function allows users to navigate their phone using a combination of sound and touch. The Money...

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