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.

Military Education And Training

Military education and training



Air Force Dept. (Defense Dept.), Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC), Force Management Integration, 1660 Air Force Pentagon, #5E818, 20330-1660; (703) 614-4751. Fax, (703) 693-4244. Vacant, Deputy Assistant Secretary.


Civilian office that monitors and reviews education policies of the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and officer candidates’ training and Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the Air Force. Advises the secretary of the Air Force on education matters, including graduate education, voluntary education programs, and flight, specialized, and recruit training.

Army Dept. (Defense Dept.), Military Personnel Management, 300 Army Pentagon, #2E446, 20310-0300; (703) 695-5871. Fax, (703) 695-6012. Maj. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway (USA), Director.


Military office that supervises operations and policies of the U.S. Military Academy and ...

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