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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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Infographic: What's the Real Cost of Cyber Crime?

October 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In 2015, an unprecedented number of people were affected by cyber breaches. These hacks can be devastating and dangerous, with personal information like fingerprints and medical data made public. But the financial cost of cyber crime is terrible as well, potentially tallying into billions of dollars lost. To learn more...

The Biggest Cyber Breaches of 2015 (So Far)

October 30, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Thousands of hacks and data breaches occur every day, though many don’t make the headlines. After a hack-heavy 2014, this year also saw some major cyberattacks, and the year isn't even over yet. Here are some of the most impactful cyberincidents of 2015. (Image via wk1003mike/Shutterstock.com)

Video: 5 Tips and Tricks for OS X El Capitan

October 29, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Windows 10 isn't the only new operating system on the market. Apple recently released its new OS X El Capitan, and while it's not vastly different from the company's previous operating system Yosemite, it has a few new features. Sometimes, when you're focusing on something else on the screen, the...

Video: Windows 10 Tricks You Probably Didn't Know About

October 28, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Windows 10 has now been on the market for several months, and while this new operating system has taken the best parts of the previous generations of Windows, there are still a few tricks this OS has up its sleeve to help you maneuver around and even stay productive If...

Video: Why You Need to Update Your Facebook App Immediately

October 26, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After Apple released the latest update for iPhone, iOS 9, users discovered a nasty surprise. The new operating system lets users see the exact percentage of battery life each app uses, and some were shocked to discover the Facebook app could be hogging up to 30 percent of their phone's...

Video: These Crazy Biometrics Are Now in Your Car

October 22, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Up until now, car seats have performed one function: keeping you comfy while you commute. Now, car manufacturers are giving them a lot more responsibility. Faurecia has developed what it calls "Active Wellness Seat Technology," where medical-grade-sensors previously found in hospitals to monitor patients are embedded into the driver's seat....

Video: Why Mobile Payment Systems Haven't Quite Caught On Yet

October 21, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow New smartphone features such as Apple Pay promise an exciting world where you can leave the house without your wallet. All you need is an iPhone or an Apple Watch to navigate your financial transactions. The reality is mobile pay accounts for only 1 percent of retail transactions in the...

Video: What ‘Back to the Future’ Got Right -- and Wrong -- About Tech in 2015

October 20, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The second film in the "Back to the Future" franchise was released in November 1989, but was set in the future, specifically Oct. 21, 2015. We have arrived in the future, and while some predictions about the world and technology of 2015 have come true, others have not. In the...

Video: How to Train Like an Astronaut

October 16, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want to know what living on the International Space Station is like? You can experience the closest thing to it here on Earth at Houston's Johnson Space Center, where they have a life-size replica of the ISS to train astronauts. While there's more gravity and you can leave and step...

Video: This App Uses Kids' Obsession with Phones to Teach Coding

October 15, 2015 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Learning to code can be a daunting prospect. It can be a completely different way of thinking, and there are so many coding languages to choose from. Despite increased pressure to bring more STEM education to the classroom, only a quarter of schools in the U.S. are actually teaching computer...