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Washington Information Directory 2015-2016

Washington Information Directory 2015-2016

July 2015 | 1 024 pages | CQ Press

Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. This thoroughly researched guide provides capsule descriptions that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. Washington Information Directory offers three easy ways to find information: by name, by organization, and through detailed subject indexes. It also includes dozens of resource boxes on particular topics and organization charts for federal agencies and NGOs.

With more than 10,000 listings, the 2015– 2016 edition of Washington Information Directory features concise organization descriptions and contact information for:

  • Federal departments and agencies
  • Congressional members, committees, and organizations
  • Nongovernmental and international organizations
  • Courts and judiciary organizations

As well as contact information for:

  • Governors and other state officials
  • U.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats

NEW to this edition!

  • Over 150 federal and nongovernmental organizations which were not previously included
  • Listing of contacts for nearly 200 House and Senate caucuses

Key features
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 is focused on Washington—an organization must have an office in Washington to be listed. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented free-lance research team led by Catherine Farley, who has been efficiently managing WID research for a number of years. In addition, WID pulls together more than 50 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). It has two appendices, one with thorough information on Congress and the second with governors and embassies.  New in this edition will be a robust listing of Congressional caucuses and their respective phone numbers.

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ISBN: 9781483380575

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