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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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How to Break That Smartphone Addiction

June 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Smartphone and screen addiction is a real problem for many people. For most of us, chucking the iPhone in the garbage and buying a boutique dumbphone isn't really an option. Email apps and Google Maps have become indispensable to modern life. There are a few things you can do, however,...

Estonia's New Digital Embassy

June 23, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow One of the tech-savviest countries in the world is going one step further. Estonia, the European nation known for its nearly all digital government, signed a deal to create a "data embassy" in Luxembourg. Estonia had been in talks for several years, developing the concept of a digital safe haven,...

NASA to Study Artificial Organs on the Space Station

June 21, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow International Space Station has always been home to a multitude of scientific experiments. One of their latest is unusual: It includes artificial human body parts and will help the scientists aboard the station learn even more about the effects of microgravity on the human body. Knowing how the body will...

How to Free up Space on Your iPhone

June 20, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow No matter how careful you are with an iPhone, the day eventually comes (often sooner rather than later) that you're running out of storage. What to do? Before you delete all your apps, there are a few things you can do to make some room on your device. Text messages...

Google Debuts New Way to Back Up Files

June 19, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If there's one thing security experts agree on, it's that tech users should back up their files completely and back them up often. Google is introducing a new app June 28 to replace Google Drive for PCs and Macs that lets users back up their files with more flexibility. Dubbed...

This Earpiece Can Translate 8 Languages

June 16, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Translate One2One device, developed by Australian company Lingmo International, was introduced in June at the United Nation's Artificial Intelligence for Good summit in Geneva. The earpiece can accurately translate spoken conversations and written text in 3-5 seconds for multiple languages. It's not a universal translator, however. But it can...

Say Hello to Cloud-Connected Office Furniture

June 15, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Furniture maker Herman Miller, the company behind the ubiquitous Aeron chair you've seen in many offices, has developed a new connected device: the cloud-powered smart desk. It comes with built-in infrared sensors that connect to a software platform. Along with the desk, Herman Miller will sell an annual subscription to...

Amazon Echo Is Your New Stylist

June 14, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Amazon Echo is one of the most popular voice assistants on the market, but Amazon has introduced a new version that comes with a camera and a keen eye for fashion. Dubbed the Echo Look, the smart speaker has a camera that takes a user's picture or a 6-second...

We're Going to Consume a Ton of Data in the Future

June 13, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Even in a future with access 5G coverage, most tech users will still be massive data hogs, a report found. Ericsson released its June 2017 Mobility Report and revealed its predictions for the future of tech usage, and according to their estimates, it's going to increase. According to the report,...

Who Are NASA's Newest Astronauts?

June 12, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Out of more than 18,300 applicants, NASA chose just 12 women and men for its 2017 astronaut class, the largest class since 2000. The new team will head to Johnson Space Center in August to begin training for the next two years for missions ranging from research on the International...