The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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.

General Policy And Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources


Air Force Dept. (Defense Dept.), Manpower, Personnel, and Services, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, #4E168, 20330-1040; (703) 697-6088. Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff.


Military office that coordinates military and civilian personnel policies of the Air Force Dept.

Air Force Dept. (Defense Dept.), Manpower, Personnel, and Services, Military Force Management Policy, 1400 W. Perimeter Rd., #4770, Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762; (703) 695-6770. Brig. Gen. Troy E. Dunn, Director.


Establishes department management policies regarding the accession, assignment, evaluation, skills analysis and management, promotion, readiness, retraining, separation, and retirement of Air Force military and civilian personnel. Oversees total force contingency, mobilization, training management, and rated force policy. (Headquarters in Tex.)

Army Dept. (Defense Dept.), G-1, 300 Army Pentagon, ...

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