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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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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...

Video: The Best Apps to File Your Taxes

March 24, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow April 15 is just around the corner. If you haven't done your taxes yet, and if, like many others, you dread the task, consider using a variety of smartphone app to figure out how much the government owes you this year. The Taxcaster app works in conjunction with tax software...

Video: Want to Recycle Your iPhone? This Robot Will Do it For You

March 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Now that Apple has a new iPhone on the market, some users may be wondering what to do with their old device. While you can sell your phone to make some cash, Apple has introduced a new and exciting way to recycle your device. The tech giant has built a...

Video: How Will NASA Astronauts Exercise on a Mission to Mars?

March 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On March 22, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will be getting a new way to work out. The Miniature Exercise Device, or MED-2, will be launched into low Earth orbit aboard the Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle. For astronauts in microgravity, exercise is essential for preventing muscle atrophy and...