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.

Community and Regional Development

Community and regional development



Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) (Interior Dept.), Indian Services (OIS), 1849 C St. N.W., #3645 MIB, 20240; (202) 513-7642. Fax, (202) 208-5113. Jeanette Hanna, Deputy Bureau Director.


Assists tribal and Indian landowners with managing natural and energy trust resources; builds and maintains housing, transportation, energy, and irrigation infrastructure; and provides law enforcement protection, corrections, and administration of justice services on federal Indian lands.

Commerce Dept., White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, 550 12th St. S.W., 10th Floor, 20202; (202) 482-1375. Paul S. Hsu, Chair.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @whitehouseAAPI

Works to increase Asian American and Pacific Islander participation in federal housing and community development programs. Interests include creating sustainable communities by connecting housing to jobs and helping ...

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