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.

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy



Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11555 Rockville Pike, MS 016G4, Rockville, MD 20852; (301) 415-7000. Christopher T. Hanson, Chair, (301) 415-0566. 24-hour emergency, (301) 816-5100. Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 233-3497. Press, (301) 415-8200. Public Affairs, (301) 415-8200. Public Document Room, (301) 397-4209. Safety & Security, (800) 695-7403. Toll-free, (800) 368-5642. TTY, (301) 415-5575.

General email,

Web,, Twitter, @NRCgov, Facebook, and Public Affairs,

Regulates commercial uses of nuclear energy; responsibilities include licensing, inspection, and enforcement; monitors and regulates the imports and exports of nuclear material and equipment.

Tennessee Valley Authority, Government Affairs, 500 N. Capitol St. N.W., #220, 20001; (202) 898-2999. Fax, (202) 898-2998. Jeffrey J. (Jeff) Lyash, President.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @TVAnews

Coordinates resource conservation, development, and land-use programs in the Tennessee ...

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