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Washington Information Directory

Washington Information Directory

September 2012 | 1 000 pages | CQ Press

Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. It 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. More than just a directory, it also includes reference boxes and organization charts.

With more than 10,000 listings, the 2012– 2013 edition of Washington Information Directory features contact information for:

  • Congress and federal agencies
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • Policy groups, foundations, and institutions
  • Governors and other state officials
  • U.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats

Washington Information Directory also features up-to-date contact information for the high-level advisory positions or “czar” appointed by President Obama that oversee:

  • The auto industry
  • Green energy
  • Health-care
  • Technology
  • Stimulus accountability
Reference Boxes and Organization Charts
How to Use This Directory
1 Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition
Commodities, Farm Produce

Farm Loans, Insurance, and Subsidies

Food and Nutrition

Livestock and Poultry

2 Business and Economics
Consumer Protection

Finance and Investments

Industrial Production, Manufacturing


Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

Sales and Services

Small and Disadvantaged Business

3 Communications and the Media
Government Information

Internet and Related Technologies

Media Professions and Resources

4 Culture and Religion
Arts and Humanities

History and Preservation

Philanthropy, Public Service, and Volunteerism

Recreation and Sports


Travel and Tourism

5 Education
Libraries and Educational Media

Postsecondary Education

Preschool, Elementary, Secondary Education

Special Groups in Education

Special Topics in Education

6 Employment and Labor
Employment and Training Programs

Equal Employment Opportunity

Labor-Management Relations

Pensions and Benefits

Workplace Safety and Health

7 Energy

Fossil Fuels

Nuclear Energy

Renewable Energies, Alternative Fuels

8 Environment and Natural Resources
Animals and Plants

Pollution and Toxins

Resources Management

9 Government Operations
Census, Population Data

Civil Service

Federal Contracts and Procurement

Postal Service

Public Administration

State and Local Government

10 Health
Health Professions

Health Services for Special Groups

Health Topics: Research and Advocacy

Mental Health

11 Housing and Development
Community and Regional Development


Fire Prevention and Control


Real Estate

12 International Affairs
Immigration and Naturalization

International Law and Agreements

International Trade and Development

Regional Affairs

13 Law and Justice
Business and Tax Law

Civil Rights

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties

Criminal Law

Law Enforcement

Legal Professions and Resources

Public Interest Law

14 Military Personnel and Veterans
Defense Personnel

Military Education and Training

Military Grievances and Discipline

Military History and Honors

Reserves and National Guard


15 National and Homeland Security
Arms Control, Disarmament, and Threat Reduction

Borders, Customs, and Immigration

Defense Trade and Technology

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Intelligence and Counterterrorism

Military Installations

Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics

16 Science and Technology
Biology and Life Sciences


Environmental and Earth Sciences

Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Space Sciences

17 Social Services and Disabilities
Children and Families



Social Security

18 Transportation
Air Transportation

Maritime Transportation

Motor Vehicles

Rail Transportation

Transit Systems

19 U.S. Congress and Politics
Access to Congressional Information

Campaigns and Elections


Caucuses: Organizations of Members

Congress at Work

Congressional Support Groups

Political Advocacy

Appendix: 112th Congress
Political Party Organizations

Delegations to the 112th Congress

House Committees

House Members’ Offices

Joint Committees of Congress

Senate Committees

Senate Members’ Offices

Appendix: Ready Reference
Directory of Government Information on the Internet

Governors and Other State Officials

Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country Desk Offices

Freedom of Information Act

Privacy Legislation

Name Index
Organization Index
Subject Index

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ISBN: 9781452226446

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