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


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Commerce Dept.), Special Programs Office, 100 Bureau Dr., MS 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; (301) 975-4752. Fax, (301) 975-8972. Richard R. Cavanagh, Director. Information, (301) 975-2756.


Fosters collaboration among government, military, academic, professional, and private organizations to respond to critical national needs through science-based standards and technology innovation, including areas of forensic science and information technology.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Science Policy (OSP), 6705 Rockledge Dr., #750, Bethesda, MD 20892-7985; (301) 496-9838. Fax, (301) 496-9839. Carrie D. Wolinetz, Associate Director, (301) 496-2122.

General email,


Advises the NIH director on science policy issues affecting the medical research community. Participates in the development of new policy and program ...

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