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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: This Mermaid Robot Can Swim Better Than You

May 25, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ocean One, a humanoid robot developed by Stanford University, has the ability to swim, float and manipulate objects in the ocean depths. But why build a sea-faring robot to look like a human, and not a fish or another creature more suited to the water? It turns out, a humanoid...

Nextgov Discusses Federal Cybersecurity

May 24, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In some ways, the government is still reeling from the massive data breach that affected the Office of Personnel Management, but agencies continue to strive to improve federal security. Nextgov staffers took to Twitter to discuss, among other things, the state of federal cybersecurity and the threats of tomorrow. Check...

Video: A Few Ways to Defend Yourself Against Ransomware

May 23, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ransomware is a security threat on the rise. In increasing numbers, hackers are breaking in, encrypting data and not releasing it until a ransom has been paid. The Homeland Security Department reported 321 cases of potential ransomware against the federal government since the summer of 2015. Hackers have gone after...

Video: Bill Nye Teaches Us About the Juno Solar-Powered Spacecraft

May 20, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Juno Space craft is on a mission to Jupiter, to study the planet's atmosphere and magnetic fields. The spacecraft launched in August 2011 and will finally reach its destination in July 2016. Throughout its journey, the spacecraft will rely on solar power, even when it's 484 million miles away...

Video: Google Shares What It's Been Developing

May 19, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you're reading this, there's a very high chance that you've relied on a product or service from Google to get you through your day. Throughout this year, look for new improvements to those everyday technologies. At it's developer conference on Wednesday, Google announced its improved artificial intelligence will power...

The ISS Has Made its 100,000th Orbit of Earth

May 18, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On May 16, the International Space Station passed its 100,000th orbit around planet Earth. The first portion of the station was launched 17 years ago. It continues to travel at 17,500 miles per hour and it makes those orbits around the world in just 90 minutes. Here's some numbers to...

Video: Can the AI Behind AlphaGo Teach Us About Humanity?

May 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Earlier this year, Google's AI program, AlphaGo, achieved a remarkable feat -- it defeated a human being in the ancient game of Go. And it wasn't just any human being. The AI beat the best Go player in the world, Lee Sedol. The final score of the tournament was 4...

Video: Google Wants You To Test Its Self-Driving Cars

May 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Want to ride in a self-driving car and make money at the same time? Arizona residents are in luck! The tech giant recently posted a job opening for driverless vehicle testers. The official job title is "self-driving safety specialist." The job would require you to ride in the vehicle for...

Video: 3 Ways to Make the Most of Google Docs

May 13, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google Docs can be an essential tool for collaborating in the workplace and for working remotely. The word processor has a few extra features you might not know about, like "Voice Typing." Located in the tool bar, this lets you dictate what you want to write when you're on the...

Video: High-Speed Hyperloop Test Carried Out in Las Vegas

May 12, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Imagine traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco in only half an hour. Elon Musk's dream of high-speed, energy-efficient travel came one step closer to reality yesterday. Hyperloop One, one of two private companies developing a so-called hyperloop, used electric propulsion to send a motorized sled down a half-mile track...

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