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.

General Policy And Analysis

General policy and analysis

Basic Resources


Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), 1120 20th St. N.W., #706 South, 20036; (202) 480-2080. Matthew L. Wiener, Executive Director, (202) 480-2104.

General email,

Web,, Twitter, @ACUSgov and Facebook,

Independent federal agency consisting of federal officials and experts from the private sector and academia; promotes efficiency and fairness in government procedures, regulatory programs, and grant and benefit administration. Conference committees include the Committee on Adjudication, Committee on Administration and Management, Committee on Judicial Review, Committee on Regulation, and Committee on Rulemaking.

Domestic Policy Council (Executive Office of the President), The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., 20502; (202) 456-5594. Fax, (202) 456-3342. Amb Susan Rice, Director.


Comprises cabinet officials and staff members. Coordinates the domestic policymaking process ...

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