The Feds are Blogging

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SocialFeds.com, a  site I’ve been following  recently about how the federal government does Web 2.0, is the work of Sara Cope, a Dayton, Ohio, -based U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee and Gov 2.0 enthusiast. Last November, she started compiling a list of blogs maintained by the various federal agencies.

Yesterday, she twittered that she’s updating the list and asked for fellow Twitter users to send her blogs to add. Currently, here’s her list of 40-plus blogs:

* AIDS.gov Blog – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides this blog as a part of the AIDS.gov website to provide information on the uses of new media for the HIV/AIDS community. * Air Force Live – Official U.S. Air Force blog from its public affairs agency. * Arctic Chronicles – A journal that documents one of the most unexplored areas in the world, the Arctic, as scientists conduct expeditions to map the seafloor. This is a collaborative effort between the U.S. and Canada. * ASY Live Blog – This blog is an extension of the Department of Defense America Supports You program, highlights the support supplied by citizens and corporations nationwide to service men and women in uniform. * Big Read Blog – National Endowment for the Arts literature director blogs regularly about promoting reading. * CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Injury Center Director’s View –Ileana Arias, director of the CDC Injury Center, blogs to foster public discussion about injury and violence prevention. * Congressional Budget Office Director’s Blog – formerly run by Peter R. Orszag, until recently the director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), but now the new director of the Office of Management and Budget. Orszag used the blog as an additional way to communicate with Congress and the public. * 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 Blog – 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 – 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. * 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. * Greenversations – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) blog is authored by EPA employees who share their perspective on environmentalism and personal experiences in protecting and improving our nation’s water, land, and air. * Health and Human Services Department Blog – A blog about health and the related challenges that face United States. * HHS Peanut Recall Blog – This new blog includes posts from CDC, FDA and HHS representative on the current Salmonella outbreak. * 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 – a blog 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 – The Library’s director of communications highlights news and collections from the Library of Congress. * 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, directly communicates 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 state. * NASA Goddard CIO Blog – NASA Goddard chief information officer blogs about technology, leadership, and being a CIO. * 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, D.C., 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 connects with Americans in an effort to enhance their experiences visiting 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. * Public Health Matters – Bloggers at the CDC write about public health. * 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. * Pushing the Envelope – Office of Inspector General, United States Postal Service blog to inform the public of little known services, tips, and other related information. * Returning Service Members – Blog by the Department of Veterans Affairs to help you keep up with VA’s outreach efforts to our returning service members. * 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. European Command – A clearinghouse of the U.S. European’s Command’s senior leader’s updates on issues important at EUCOM. * Welcome to the Fast Lane – Blog from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation featuring commentary and observations from the secretary and administrators, contributions by guest bloggers from outside the department, and breaking news.

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