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.

Intelligence And Counterterrorism

Intelligence and counterterrorism



Air Force Dept. (Defense Dept.), Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations (ISR), 1060 Air Force Pentagon, #4B136, 20330-1060; (703) 695-5613. Lt. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, Deputy Chief of Staff.


Collects and analyzes crucial information and data about enemy targets and distributes intelligence to other Air Force departments.

Army Dept. (Defense Dept.), Intelligence and Security Command, 8825 Beulah St., Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5246; (703) 428-4965. Maj. Gen. Gary W. Johnston (USA), Commanding General.

General email,


Military office that directs Army intelligence activities and coordinates activities with other intelligence agencies.

Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #2509, 20520; (202) 647-9892. Fax, (202) 647-9256. John Godfrey, Coordinator (Acting). Press, (202) 647-1845.

Web, and Twitter, @StateDeptCT

Implements U.S. counterterrorism policy and coordinates ...

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