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.

Federal Contracts And Procurement

Federal contracts and procurement



Defense Contract Audit Agency (Defense Dept.), 8725 John J. Kingman Rd., #2135, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-6219; (703) 767-3265. Fax, (703) 767-3267. Anita Bales, Director. Inspector General hotline, (571) 448-3135. Press, (703) 697-5131.

General email,


Performs all contract audits for the Defense Dept. Provides Defense Dept. personnel responsible for procurement and contract administration with accounting and financial advisory services regarding the negotiation, administration, and settlement of contracts and subcontracts.

Defense Contract Management Agency (Defense Dept.), 14501 George Carter Way, 2nd Floor, Chantilly, VA 20151; (571) 521-1600. Lt. Gen. David G. Bassett (USA), Director. FOIA, (804) 609-4533. Press, (804) 734-1492.

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Ensures the integrity of the contracting process, and provides a broad range of contract-procurement management services, including cost and ...

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