The Hitchhiker’s Guide to DoD Science and Technology Blogs

Though it is logistically unlikely that a giant strand of DNA would be able to use a computer, this image represents the fusion of science and blogging. (Image: Army Logistics University)

While it is logistically unlikely that a giant strand of DNA would be able to use a computer, this image represents the fusion of science and blogging. (Image: Army Logistics University)

Dr. John Ohab is a new technology strategist at the Department of Defense Public Web Program.

One of the unique aspects of Armed with Science is that most of our content is written firsthand by scientists, engineers, and other subject matter experts across the Department of Defense (DoD) and the federal government.

For organizations or programs without their own blog, such as HAARP or the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Armed with Science is a great platform to build more awareness for their work, while also providing researchers an opportunity to get some blogging experience. Other organizations like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Defense Centers of Excellence maintain fantastic blogs, and together, we can highlight joint scientific endeavors and reach entirely new audiences that we might have otherwise missed. Over the last year and a half, we’ve partnered with more than 100 different organizations across DoD, the federal government, academy, and industry.

Well, all of this got me thinking: how many DoD blogs are primarily focused on science and technology topics? (italics indicate pensive thought)

Below, I’ve listed in alphabetical order eight of those DoD blogs, but there is a good chance I missed some. If so, let me know, and I’ll add it the list.

1. Army Technology Live is the official blog of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. It was created to advance the conversation about Army technologies, inform the public about Army initiatives and showcase the work the Army technology team does to make our Warfighters safer and more effective. (RSS)

Army Technology Live is the official blog of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

2. The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury blog features information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury research, as well as personal stories and reflections from people within the military community on these topics.  (RSS)

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury blog features information on psychological health and traumatic brain injury research, as well as personal stories and reflections from people within the military community on these topics.

3. The DON CIO blog is a forum for the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer to discuss matters related to information management and information technology and how they impact the Department. The DON CIO posts about once a month, but he sure makes the count.  (RSS)

The CIO blog is a forum for the Department of the Navy CIO to discuss matters related to information management and information technology and how they impact the Department.

4. Marines Magazine is the Marine Corps official magazine and definitely one of the most stylish government blogs I’ve seen in a while.  (RSS)

Marines Magazine

5. The Military Health System blog provides information on the global medical network within the Department of Defense that provides cutting-edge health care to all U.S. military personnel worldwide. You can also check out the popular Dot Mil Docs podcast.

Military Health System Blog

6. The NDUPress blog supports the advancement of Joint Professional Military Education and national security policy for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the form of accessible, balanced, and thoroughly researched professional publications.  Whenever I think of National Defense University, I’m reminded of last year’s paper, “Social Software and National Security: An Initial Net Assessment,” by Drs. Linton Wells II and Mark Drapeau. (RSS)

The mission of NDU Press is to support the advancement of Joint Professional Military Education and national security policy for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the form of accessible, balanced, and thoroughly researched professional publications.

7. The Program Executive Office Soldier blog is the Army acquisition agency responsible for everything a Soldier wears or carries. Their “Equipment Piece of the Week” feature is always worth a retweet. (RSS)

Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier is the Army acquisition agency responsible for everything a Soldier wears or carries.

8. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific‘s blog features research, development, test, & evaluation laboratory for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, & reconnaissance. Recent posts have focused on robotics competitions. (RSS)

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is the Navy’s premier research, development, test, & evaluation (RDT&E) laboratory for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, & reconnaissance (C4ISR).

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  • Advstol

    I have a thrust vectoring invention that I am testing on a r/c aircraft that I will be designing and building, how or who would I submit this invention to to find out if the military would be interested in it, I am looking at patenting it as soon as I get the funds, just a question. My e-mail is; thanks for your time, goodbye.

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