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.

Maritime Transportation

General policy and analysis



Army Corps of Engineers (Defense Dept.), 441 G St. N.W., #3K05, 20314-1000; (202) 761-0001. Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellman (USA), Chief of Engineers. Press, (202) 761-0011.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @USACEHQ

Provides local governments with navigation, waterway dredging, flood control, disaster relief, and hydroelectric power services.

Civil Division (Justice Dept.), Torts Branch, Aviation, Space, and Admiralty Litigation, 175 N St N.E., 8th Floor, 20002; (202) 616-4100. Fax, (202) 616-4002. Barry Benson, Director.


Represents the federal government in civil suits concerning the maritime industry, including ships, shipping, and merchant marine personnel. Handles civil cases arising from admiralty incidents and accidents, including oil spills.

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), 800 N. Capitol St. N.W., 20573-0001; (202) 523-5725. Daniel B. Maffei, Chair, (202) 523-5911; Karen V. Gregory, ...

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