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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: These New Dropbox Features Will Make You More Productive

2:55 PM ET File hosting and cloud service company Dropbox recently announced several new additions to its software platform. These new updates might be just the thing to help workers get more done in less time. The Dropbox iOS app now lets you scan documents from blueprints to receipts using an iPhone camera....

Video: Watch NASA Test its Biggest Rocket, Ever

June 27, 2016 If we're going to get astronauts to Mars, NASA will need a way to get them out of our atmosphere with gusto. How about the most powerful rocket in the world? The space agency's Space Launch System, or SLS, fits that bill -- it measures about half the length of...

Video: Why Did NASA Set a Fire in Space?

June 24, 2016 What happens when you light a fire in space? That's exactly what NASA hopes to understand with its spacecraft fire experiment. Flames on Earth rely on gravity and our atmosphere to give them their shape and direction. In microgravity, the flame on a match stays like a little sphere. So,...

Video: Flying to Jupiter on Just Enough Solar Power to Run a Blender

June 23, 2016 In less than two weeks, humanity's most distant solar-powered spacecraft will reach its destination: The planet Jupiter, 1.7 billion miles from Earth. Named Juno, the craft contains three massive solar arrays, each 29 feet long and weighing about 250 lbs, making the entire craft unfurled about 65 feet across --...

Video: Google's Symptom Search Can Help Diagnose You

June 22, 2016 Feeling sick and you're not sure why? Google is here to help! In the tech giant's latest mobile site update, special medical information will be displayed immediately in users' search results. If you search a symptom like "headache" or "fever," instead of just generic results, Google will also provide a...

Video: The Tech Behind NASA's New Experimental X-Plane

June 21, 2016 NASA is known for building spacecraft that can navigate the outer reaches of our solar system. Now, the space agency is developing a new kind of airplane that cruises the friendly skies of Earth -- the fully electric X-57. The aircraft boasts 14 motors, most of which don't actually provide...

Video: Top 5 Hidden Features of iOS 10

June 20, 2016 Apple has publicized many of the changes coming with its new iOS, including a Siri that's been opened up to developers and new messaging features. But what else is new and less known? The iPhone's expanded control center will now feature 3-D touch. When users lightly touch the flashlight icon,...

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

June 17, 2016 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 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 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...