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: Which Performs Better: Google Assistant or Siri?

November 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow As digital assistants get smarter, they also become a more integral part of our lives, managing schedules and keeping users up to date on the news of the day. But who comes out on top between Apple's Siri and Google Assistant? Key commands like "When is my next flight?" might...

Video: How to Fly a Plane With Just Your Brain

November 15, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Scientists have been developing brain-controlled artificial limbs, but how about a pair of thought-controlled wings? Sort of. Honeywell Aerospace has come up with technology that allows a King Air C90 to be piloted by the mind (along with a computer and some well-placed sensors). To turn right, focus on a...

Video: Frequent Flyers, Take Note of These Travel Gadgets

November 14, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Navigating airports can be a real nuisance. Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, these devices will help getting from point A to point B as painless as possible. Locksmart Mini, a keyless, Bluetooth padlock helps keep your luggage secure. You can also track the location of your luggage from...

Video: DARPA Hosts Radiation Detection Scavenger Hunt

November 11, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What if a terrorist had a radioactive device or dirty bomb on board a subway car or in a museum, how would you go about detecting it? The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency has been developing a solution to that problem since 2014 with Project SIGMA. It aims to develop...

Video: Facebook is Bringing Internet to the Masses with a Solar Drone

November 10, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Facebook isn't just coming up with new ways for you to share your thoughts on the election and silly cat videos. The social media company has been developing Aquila, a solar-powered drone equipped with millimeter wave communications technology. The drone flew for the first time earlier this year. "We are...

Video: How Astronauts Might One Day Vote From Mars

November 9, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The 2016 election has come to a close, and this year, astronaut Shane Kimbrough cast his vote via a special absentee ballot from the International Space Station. Astronauts have had the ability to "vote while they float" since the 1990s, thanks to a Texan law and a partnership between NASA's...

Video: Track the Flu With These Apps

November 8, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Now that election season is coming to a close, cold and flu season is just taking off. But thanks to certain apps, you can stay one step ahead of these nasty illnesses and make sure you don't catch them. SickWeather scans social media for status updates that indicate someone has...

Video: Sequencing DNA in Space

November 7, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many things are impossible to do without gravity—like taking a shower, for instance. But one thing astronauts can do? Sequence DNA. NASA sent up biologist-turned-astronaut Kate Rubins to the International Space Station for four months to conduct a number of biological experiments, including testing the ability to sequence DNA without...

Video: What's Next for the James Webb Space Telescope

November 4, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The optical and scientific segment of the largest space telescope ever constructed is finally complete. NASA's James Webb Telescope is currently standing in one of the biggest clean rooms in the world at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. To get to this point, however, took nearly two decades, the development...

Video: How to Start Chatting with Google Assistant

November 3, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Google's voice assistant has learned some new tricks. Like most voice-recognition smartphone assistants, basic commands like telling it to search the web or change settings are a cinch, but now users can have a real, contextual conversation with Google Assistant thanks to machine learning. Asking questions like, "How long will...

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