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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: If Robots Take Over All the Jobs, What Will be Left for Us To Do?

June 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's already happening in the manufacturing industry. Jobs once held by humans are now quickly and efficiently completed by robots. There are also signs of a similar shift to automated labor one day in white-collar professions like law and medicine. But what happens in the future when robots have filled...

Video: 4 Tips to Improve Calls on the iPhone

June 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While fewer people use their smartphones to actually make calls, and instead rely on text messaging and social media apps to communicate, there are a few ways to make those phone calls better. If you know your hands will be tied, under the accessibility settings you can choose to have...

VIdeo: Energy Department's Ultrasonic Clothes Dryer -- No Heat Needed

June 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Drying your clothes can be the most energy-consuming things you do in your home. Not to mention dryer heat frequently ruins and shrinks precious clothes. Enter the next generation of clothes dryers. Developed by scientists at the Energy Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and in partnership with GE Appliances, the...

Video: Apple Opens Up Siri to Developers

June 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow During Apple's latest conference, the company announced it would be opening up voice assistant Siri to developers. What exactly does that mean? You can tell Siri to send a message in Slack or tell Siri to order an Uber for you. The possibilities for app developers to use Siri are...

Video: Millions of Twitter Accounts Allegedly for Sale

June 13, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow According to a leaker going by the name of Tessa 88, a Russian hacker has compromised 379 million Twitter accounts. The hacker is selling all of this Twitter data, like the email addresses associated with the accounts as well as plain-text passwords, for the price of 10 Bitcoin -- or...

Video: This Bionic Leaf Produces Fuel Using Sunshine and Water

June 8, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Harvard researchers have managed to perfect the process of photosynthesis: Their man-made leaf takes in water and sunlight and produces liquid fuel. The fuel produced could be used in its own right, but combining the man-made leaf with photovoltaic systems could make solar energy even more efficient. Though the man-made...

Video: Top 5 Features iOS Should Steal From Android

June 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Whether your smartphone is an iPhone or Android, there are many things each operating system could learn from each other. Apple's next iteration of iOS could use a dose of flexibility. While Android boasts bilingual support while typing and the option for multiple user accounts, Apple has neither of these...

Video: Glenn Greenwald on Silicon Valley's Growing Conscience

June 6, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In June 2013, the Guardian published a report by journalist Glenn Greenwald featuring classified documents, leaked by government contractor Edward Snowden, which revealed the extent of the National Security Agency's global surveillance program. Three years later, Snowden has been exiled to Russia, and NSA has faced continual criticism about its...

Video: Listen to Music Created by Google's AI

June 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow How long did it take you to learn a song on the piano? One of Google's neural networks has just composed its first 90-second melody after being fed four musical notes to start. Google Brain's Project Magenta recently embarked on the project to figure out if computers could actually be...

Video: Inside Silicon Valley's Secret Test Track for Self-Driving Cars

June 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Local laws and crowded roads have prevented tech companies and automakers from doing a lot of testing on their self-driving vehicles. Enter GoMentum Station. What was once a former military weapons depot in Concord, California, is now a guarded space of 20,100 acres, with 20 miles of roads filled with...

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