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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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Amnesty International Wants to Solve Twitter's Big Problem

March 21, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow There's been a lot of attention on Facebook this week, but another social media platform could use some work too.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has previously put out a call for solutions to some of the problems the site faces, and Amnesty international has answered, reports CNET. The human rights advocacy...

The 5 Best Ways to Clean Up Your Tech

March 20, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's March, so many people are beginning their spring cleaning process. But while you freshen up your home, don't forget to freshen up your technology. To start, clean up your hard drive. To determine where all that space went, go to your computer's storage settings and see what's taking it...

NASA Figures Out a New Way to Bring Satellite Data Back Down To Earth

March 19, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow NASA may be one of the best at launching all sorts of aircraft into space but bringing the data they gather back down to Earth for analysis can be surprisingly tricky. Currently, a satellite would have to move to be within the range of a dedicated station on the ground...

Autonomous Robot Bees To Swarm at Walmart Near You

March 16, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Mega-retailer Walmart supplies its customers with a lot of things and now the company appears to be interested in the teeny tiny drone market. The big box retailer filed a patent on March 8 for a prototype of autonomous robotic bees. This is one of six patents related to farming...

Here's How Many Bad Ads Google Purged From The Web Last Year

March 15, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Bad advertising is the scourge of the internet. Though it is a Sisyphean task, Google, along with the rest of the tech industry, has been working on reducing it. Google announced Wednesday the company removed 3.2 billion bad ads in 2017. That's almost twice as many in 2016, where the...

Microsoft Still Fixing Spectre and Meltdown Flaws

March 14, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You may remember the news at the very beginning of 2018 about some very big and very scary security vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre. Microsoft hasn't forgotten either, and the tech giant is still on a quest to secure its customers against them, Engadget reports. More than a billion PCs...

TSA Sued Over Electronic Devices Screenings

March 13, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Tired of dealing with stricter electronics screenings at airport security? You're not alone. The Transportation Security Administration began a stricter screening process for domestic travelers' electronic devices last year. The American Civil Liberties Union feels that the agency did not give enough information about why and how this decision was...

This Tricky Malware Has Been Lying in Wait

March 12, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A particularly potent strain of malware was discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, reports Ars Technica. Despite being active since 2012, the malware has remained hidden despite infecting at least 100 users around the world, including individuals and institutions. Kaspersky researchers said the malware is likely state-sponsored with some text...

British Airways To Expand Boarding Gate Biometrics

March 9, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow British Airways is expanding testing of its biometric boarding gates in the U.S. The airline began its testing last November in Los Angeles, specifically on passengers flying out of LAX on British Airways flights to Heathrow airport in London, according to Engadget. Now, the testing will expand to Orlando International...

Google Will Soon Let You Easily Download All of Your Chrome Passwords

March 8, 2018 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you use Google Chrome and want to get your passwords and personal security in order, there is a new feature that can help you. Google is coming out with a new tool that lets users export all of their saved passwords in a text file in just a few...