B-1 Know the history and missions of the agencies responsible for Federal museum collections
Congress has determined certain classes of assets to be nationally significant regardless of agency mission. All agencies must account for such assets. Agencies have heritage assets as a result of their compliance with a suite of environmental and cultural resource protection laws and regulations. For example, heritage assets such as archeological collections are not pertinent to the mission of the Department of Defense (defending the country), but they are extremely significant to government-wide heritage preservation policies and mandates promulgated in laws, regulations, and executive orders.
Each Federal Agency presents a mission statement on its website. The First Gov website provides links to all US Federal Agencies.
Some Federal property acquires historical significance through association with significant events and individuals. Such property may become part of a museum collection. These links illustrate the importance of preserving agency history.
US Air Force
National Museum of the United States Air Force
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Naval Historical Center
National Institute of Health (NIH)
History of the National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Park Service (NPS)
US Army Military History Institute
US Coast Guard
About the US Coast Guard Museum
US Marine Corps
United States Marine Corps History and Museums