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Blogs from the U.S. Government

Find active and archived blogs from U.S. federal agencies.

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Active Government Blogs

  • Blog – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides this blog as a part of the website to provide information on the uses of new media for the HIV/AIDS community.
  • Arctic Chronicles – This journal will document my journey to one of the most unexplored areas in the world, the Arctic, as I accompany scientists on an expedition to map the seafloor. This will be a collaborative effort between the U.S. and Canada.
  • ASY Live Blog – The "ASY Live Blog," an extension of the Department of Defense America Supports You program, highlights the support supplied by citizens and corporations nationwide to our men and women in uniform and communicates that support to our troops.
  • Big Read Blog – National Endowment for the Arts literature director David Kipen blogs regularly about his experiences promoting the 2007 Big Read initiative.
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Injury Center Director's View – The Director of the CDC Injury Center, Ileana Arias, blogs to foster public discussion about injury and violence prevention.
  • Coast Guard Commandant – Admiral Thad Allen uses this web journal to communicate thoughts, ideas, issues and events in near real-time.
  • Congressional Budget Office Director's Blog – Peter R. Orszag, Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) blogs as an additional way to communicate with Congress and the public. Learn about the type of work done by the CBO including how they do it and what types of analysts they have. Dr. Orszag will also use the blog to clarify potential misinterpretations of CBO data. This blog does not accept comments.
  • Corps e-spondence – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Chief of Engineers and Commanding General Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp blogs about all things relevant to the Corps, including their many missions in service to the Nation, leadership, selfless service and people.
  • Dipnote – This blog offers the public an alternative source to mainstream media for U.S. foreign policy information and the opportunity to discuss important foreign policy issues with senior State Department officials.
  • Energy Savers – The Energy Savers Blog provides a place for consumers to learn about and discuss energy efficiency and renewable technologies at home, on the road, and in the workplace.
  • Evolution of Security – Five employees of the Transportation Security Administration blog to facilitate an ongoing dialogue on innovations in security, technology and the checkpoint screening process.
  • Eye Level – This Smithsonian American Art Museum blog covers American art and the ways it reflects American history and culture.
  • Fast Lane – This blog from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) provides a forum for discussing the nation's transportation system and making announcements about future projects. Contributors will include Secretary Peters, other senior officials from DOT, and guest bloggers.
  • Future Digital System – U.S. Government Printing Office blog about the Future Digital System program that will be a world-class information life-cycle management system
  • GLOBE Program – Dr. Peggy LeMone, chief scientist of the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), shares her comments and thoughts on science topics through this blog.
  • Gov Gab – Gov Gab's seven bloggers share practical, useful tips and information from the federal government to help you make life a little simpler. Sample posts cover saving gas, smart shopping, weeding out poison ivy, checking your credit report and helping your pre-teen build self-esteem. Read along each weekday and comment and share your own experiences.
  • – Updates for the grant community.
  • Greenversations – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blog is authored by EPA employees who share their unique perspective on environmentalism and personal experiences in protecting and improving our nation's water, land, and air.
  • Health and Human Services Department Blog – Secretary Mike Leavitt blogs about health and the related challenges that face United States.
  • Health Marketing Musings – A blog about research, science, and practice in health marketing and communication, social marketing, information technology, public health partnerships, and more with Jay Bernhardt, Director of CDC's National Center for Health Marketing.
  • Homeland Security Leadership Journal – Secretary Michael Chertoff blogs about working to protect the American people, building an effective emergency preparedness and response capability, enforcing immigration laws, and promoting economic prosperity.
  • InfoFarm – The National Agricultural Library blogs about what they do and your world of agriculture, food, nutrition, animal care, and the environment.
  • Library of Congress Blog – Highlights news and collections for the Library of Congress. Written by the Library's Director of Communications.
  • Military Health System Blog – Department of Defense leadership discusses the future of the U.S. Military Health System.
  • Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO's Blog – Through this blog, Ambassador John J. Danilovich, the MCC CEO, directlycommunicates with the public to offer his first-hand perspective of MCC programs and the results that assistance to partner countries is producing on the ground for the benefit of the world's poor.
  • Mount Rainier National Park Volunteers Blog – Get the latest news about the volunteer program at Mount Rainier National Park in Washington.
  • NASA Goddard CIO Blog – NASA Goddard CIO, Linda Y. Cureton, blogs about technology, leadership, and being a Chief Information Officer.
  • National African HIV AIDS Initiative (NAHI) Blog – Margaret Korto, a member of the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Resource Center's HIV Capacity Building Team, hosts this blog as a way for communities in Seattle, New York, Massachusetts, Atlanta and Washington, DC to communicate and gather ideas about upcoming health summits.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science Blog – This blog helps NIOSH to fulfill it's mission of translating scientific research into practice. It also provides a forum for NIOSH partners and the public to present ideas to NIOSH scientists and each other while engaging in scientific discussion.
  • National Museum of the Air Force – Blog posts from the public about their experiences at the National Museum of the Air Force
  • National Parks – The National Park Foundation enriches the connection Americans have with our National Parks.
  • Navy Department Chief Information Officer Blog – Robert Carey, CIO for the Department of the Navy, blogs about matters related to information management and information technology and how they impact the Navy Department.
  • Peace Corps Volunteer Journals – Blogs about experiences of Peace Corps volunteers from around the globe.
  • Pushing Back – Office of National Drug Control Policy blog to educate Americans about illegal drugs and the latest international, federal, state, and local efforts to reduce drug use
  • Smithsonian Institution – Bloggers offer insights and information about Smithsonian Institution exhibitions, events, collections, research projects, and more.
  • Take Pride in America: The Blog – Take Pride in America, a national partnership program aimed at increasing volunteer service on America's public lands, hosts this blog to empower volunteers from every corner of America to maintain and enhance our natural, cultural, and historical sites.
  • U.S. Fire Administration – The U.S. Fire Administration faciliatates a conversation with the public to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to fire-related emergencies.
  • Walter Reed Health Care System Commander's Blog – Colonel Patricia D. Horoho, Commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System, blogs as an added communication tool for staff, patients and their families, and for anyone else who is interested in the Walter Reed military medical institution.

Archived Government Blogs

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW Challenge – Blogs from the Quit Now Challenge participants reporting their experiences between December 2006 and February 2007 as they quit smoking using the services of the 1-800-Quit-Now Quitlines
  • America's Marines Blog – In the fall of 2007 the America's Marines Tour followed the Silent Drill Platoon to cities and towns across the nation. Discover the connection between Marines, Americans, and the Marine Corps by reading the blog entries from each event.
  • EPA's National Dialogue on Access to Environmental Information – EPA's online discussion about identifying and sharing the best resources, tools, and ideas for improving access to EPA's environmental information.
  • GI Jill: Sgt. Jill Stevens' Blog – Jill Stevens, a Combat Medic in the Utah National Guard and Miss Utah 2007, blogs about the many experiences that led up to her participation in the 2008 Miss America competition.
  • Great Lakes Earth Day Challenge Blog – Employees from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 office in Chicago blog from April 1 to May 9, 2008 to share personal insights into how they approach Earth Day, and how Great Lakes communities are participating in the Earth Day Challenge. The "Challenge" to communities around the Great Lakes is to collect 1 million pounds of electronics (e-waste) and (the equivalent of) 1 million pills of unwanted or unused medications.
  • Lost Tribe of Green 5 – Weekly blog that chronicles the experiences of an AmeriCorps*NCCC team working in the field to serve community needs
  • NOAA's 200th Anniversary Celebration Blog – Chronicle of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 200th anniversary celebration events from around the country between December 2006 and April 2007.
  • Pandemic Flu Leadership Blog – Five-week long (5/22/07 - 6/27/07) blog summit, from HHS, to expand the conversation about pandemic flu preparedness
  • Tech-Ade Hearings – Blog from Federal Trade Commission staff about the November 2006 hearings on "Protecting Consumers in the Next Tech-ade"
  • Trip Notes from the Middle East – Senior White House staff members blog about President Bush's trip to the Middle East region January 8 - 16, 2008.
  • What Would You Put on a New Golden Record? – Aboard each spacecraft is a Golden Record, a collection of sites, sounds and greetings from Earth. If a new Golden Record were to be created, what one item from the past 30 years would you include?
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