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Caitlin Fairchild

Web Producer

Caitlin Fairchild
Caitlin Fairchild is Nextgov's Web Producer. In her role, she writes about privacy, personal security and emerging tech, but also coordinates Nextgov's social media strategy. She has worked at Government Executive Media Group since 2011. Caitlin has previously written for Living Social, Washingtonian and Nellis Air Force Base. She is an alumna of The College of William & Mary.
CIO Briefing

FCC Chairman Declines to Brief Congress About Location Data Controversy

Lawmakers wanted to hear from the FCC about the recent hot-button issue of mobile carriers selling location data to third parties.

Emerging Tech

Lawmaker Asks FCC for Emergency Briefing

The House Energy and Commerce committee chairman wants location data answers, now.

Emerging Tech

IBM Wants to Use Your Smartphone to Better Predict the Weather

The company wants to explore untapped sensors in phones to take barometric readings.

CIO Briefing

FCC Shuts Down

But nothing will stop the agency's 5G wireless spectrum auction.