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The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Internet and Related Technologies
Internet and related technologies
General
▶Agencies

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (Commerce Dept.), 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #4898, 20230; (202) 482-2000. Fax, (202) 501-0536. Douglas Kinkoph, Assistant Secretary (Acting), (202) 482-4186. Press, (202) 482-7002.

Web, www.ntia.doc.gov, Twitter, @NTIAgov and Facebook, www.facebook.com/ntiagov

Responsible for oversight of the technical management of the Internet domain name system (DNS) and the Institute for Telecommunication Science (ITS).

▶Congress

For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 98 or the Appendix.

▶Nongovernmental

Accredited Standards Committee (ASC X12), 8300 Greensboro Dr., #800, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 970-4480. Cathy Sheppard, Executive Director.

General email, info@x12.org

Web, www.x12.org and Twitter, @X12standards

Promotes the development and maintenance of cross-industry Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), XML schemas, and Context Inspired Component Architecture (CICA) standards in electronic commerce that help organizations improve ...

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