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.

Government Information

Government information



General Services Administration (GSA), Government-wide Policy (OGP), Information, Integrity, and Access, 1800 F St. N.W., #M1E, 20405; (202) 208-0598. Daniel Pomeroy, Deputy Associate Administrator.


Develops, coordinates, and defines ways that electronic and information technology business strategies can assist the Office of Management and Budget and other federal agencies to enhance access to and delivery of information and services to citizens.

General Services Administration (GSA), Technology Transformation Service, 1800 F St. N.W., 2nd Floor, 20405; (202) 702-0781. Dave Zvenyach, Commissioner.

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Utilizes current methodologies and technologies to improve the way the federal government provides the public with access to information and services. Works to aid agencies in creating services that are more understandable, attainable, and beneficial to the public.

General Services Administration (GSA), USAGov, 1800 ...

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