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.

Internet and Related Technologies

Internet and related technologies



National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) (Commerce Dept.), 1401 Constitution Ave. N.W., #4898, 20230; (202) 482-2000. Douglas Kinkoph, Assistant Secretary (Acting), (202) 482-4186. Press, (202) 482-7002.

Web,, Twitter, @NTIAgov and Facebook,

Responsible for oversight of the technical management of the Internet domain name system (DNS) and the Institute for Telecommunication Science (ITS).


For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see page 98 or the Appendix.


Accredited Standards Committee (ASC X12), 1405 S. Fern St., #92957, Arlington, VA 22202; (703) 970-4480. Cathy Sheppard, Executive Director.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @X12standards

Promotes the development and maintenance of cross-industry Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), XML schemas, and Context Inspired Component Architecture (CICA) standards in electronic commerce that help organizations improve business methods, ...

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