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.

Finance and Investments

Finance and investments



Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Treasury Dept.), 401 14th St. S.W., #545, 20227; (202) 874-7000. Fax, (202) 622-2000. Timothy (Tim) E. Gribben, Commissioner. Press and Congressional inquiries, (202) 504-3535. Public Affairs, (202) 504-3502. Savings Bonds, (844) 284-2676.

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Serves as the government’s central financial manager, responsible for cash management and investment of government trust funds, credit administration, and debt collection. Handles central accounting for government fiscal activities; promotes sound financial management practices and increased use of automated payments, collections, accounting, and reporting systems.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Complex Financial Institutions, Division of Complex Institution Supervision and Resolution (CSIR), 1776 F St. N.W., #F-3080, 20006; (202) 898-7073. John P. Conneely, Director.

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