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.
Chapter : General Policy and Analysis
General Policy and Analysis
Access Board, 1331 F St. N.W., #1000, 20004-1111; (202) 272-0080. Fax, (202) 272-0081. Sachin Dev Pavithran, Executive Director. Toll-free, (800) 872-2253. Toll-free TTY, (800) 993-2822. TTY, (202) 272-0082.
General email, email@example.com
Web, www.access-board.gov and Twitter, @accessboard
Develops and maintains accessibility requirements for buildings, transit vehicles, telecommunications equipment, medical diagnostic equipment, and electronic and information technology. Provides technical assistance and training on these guidelines and standards. Enforces access standards for federally funded facilities through the Architectural Barriers Act.
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) (State Dept.), Transportation Affairs (TRA), 2201 C St. N.W., #3817, 20520-3425; (202) 647-4045. Fax, (202) 647-4324. Richard Yoneoka, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting).
General email, EEB-A-TRA-DL@state.gov
Supports the U.S. global transportation industry; negotiates international air services agreements; works with ...