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.

Public Administration

Public administration



General Services Administration (GSA), Governmentwide Policy (OGP), President’s Management Council (PMC), Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg., 1650 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., #216, 20502; Fax, (202) 395-6102. Jeffery (Austin) Price, Council Contact. Press, (202) 395-7254.

General email,

Web, and

Membership: chief operating officers of federal government departments and agencies. Responsible for implementing the management improvement initiatives of the administration. Develops and oversees improved governmentwide management and administrative systems; formulates long-range plans to promote these systems; works to resolve interagency management problems and to implement reforms.

President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Pl. N.W., 20503; (202) 395-4522. Fax, (202) 395-6179. Elizabeth Pinkerton, Director. General email,


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