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

▶Agencies

Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #6468, 20520-6531; (202) 647-9177. Ellen E. McCarthy, Assistant Secretary.

Web, www.state.gov/s/inr

Coordinates foreign policy–related research, analysis, and intelligence programs for the State Dept. and other federal agencies.

Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) (State Dept.), 2201 C St. N.W., #6323, 20520-6319; (202) 647-9600. Amb. Erica Barks-Ruggles, Senior Bureau Official. Press, (202) 647-6899.

General email, IOmailbox@state.gov

Web, www.state.gov/p/io and Twitter, @State_IO

Coordinates and develops policy guidelines for U.S. participation in the United Nations and in other international organizations and conferences.

Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) (State Dept.), International Conferences, 2401 E St. N.W., #SA-1, H436, 20522; (202) 663-1024. Mark J. Biedlingmaier, Director.

Web, www.state.gov/p/io

Coordinates U.S. participation in multilateral conferences and accredits delegations.

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