The Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Organized topically, this thoroughly researched guide provides capsule descriptions and contact information that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. The Washington Information Directory offers three easy ways to find information: by name, by organization, and through detailed subject indexes. It focuses on the Washington metropolitan area - an organization must have an office in Washington to be listed. It also includes dozens of resource boxes on particular topics, organization charts for all federal agencies, and information about the FOIA and privacy legislation. With more than 10,000 listings and coverage of evolving presidential administration, the 2018 - 2019 Edition features contact information for the following: Congress and federal agencies Nongovernmental organizations Policy groups and political action committees Foundations and institutions Governors and other state officials U.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats Congressional caucuses

Information Science and Technology

Information science and technology



Defense Information Systems Agency (Defense Dept.),6910 Cooper Ave., Fort Meade, MD 20755; (703) 607-6001. Vice Adm. Nancy A. Norton (USA), Director.


The Defense Dept. agency responsible for information technology and the central manager for major portions of the defense information infrastructure. Units include the White House Communications Agency.

Health and Human Services Dept. (HHS), National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC),330 C St. S.W., Floor 7, 20201; (202) 690-7151. Fax, (202) 690-6079. Dr. Don Rucker, National Coordinator.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @ONC_HealthIT

Coordinates nationwide efforts to implement information technology that allows for electronic use and exchange of health information. Goals include ensuring security for patient health information, improving health care quality, and reducing health care costs.

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