Washington Information Directory 2012-2013


Washington Information Directory 2012-2013 is the definitive, one-stop resource for finding contacts at governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations in Washington, DC. This thoroughly researched guide provides fast and easy access to the most accurate, up-to-date information available. With more than 10,000 listings, this newest edition of Washington Information Directory offers the following:

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Washington Information Directory 2012-2013 is the definitive, one-stop resource for finding contacts at governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations in Washington, DC. This thoroughly researched guide provides fast and easy access to the most accurate, up-to-date information available. With more than 10,000 listings, this newest edition of Washington Information Directory offers the following:

New entries covering organizations formed in 2011 in response to major legislation and events of 2010: the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the Dodd-Frank Wall street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Expanded coverage of federal publication contacts and groups that rate Congress.

Fully updated contact information for the 112th Congress, Second Session.

At-a-glance boxes with congressional committees and subcommittees for the 112th Congress, Second Session, on all topic areas.

Expanded coverage of Facebook and Twitter contacts for legislative and state officials.

This essential resource is easy to navigate, with nineteen chapters arranged alphabetically by subject:

Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition

Business and Economics

Communications and the Media

Culture and Religion


Employment and Labor


Environment and Natural Resources

Government Operations


Housing and Development

International Affairs

Law and Justice

Military Personnel and Veterans

National and Homeland Security

Science and Technology

Social Services and Disabilities


U.S. Congress and Politics

Washington Information Directory can be used to locate groups and organizations involved with economic policy, contact a U.S. representative or senator, find an organization chart for a key government agency, locate resources for privacy, research internships and opportunities to get involved in local or national politics, and much more.

Washington Information Directory 2012-2013 is available as an online edition. With the same authoritative content from the print edition, the online edition allows users to:

Browse entries alphabetically and by organization type - Find exactly what you need through advanced search functions - Easily cite entries with CQ Press's exclusive CITENOW! feature - E-mail articles needed for research - Save Documents and Searches to a unique user profile

For a free trial or additional information, visit cqpress.com/reference.

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Editorial Reviews

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Published annually since 1975, this hardcover rolodex to government and private sector organizations inside the Beltway has been fully updated to reflect changes in administrative contacts, telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and physical locations. Listings are first ordered thematically by category and then alphabetically by organization name. Included are specific contact details, web addresses, and a synopsis of organizational purview. Occasionally, illustrations detail organizational hierarchies and individual departments, so that inquiries can best reach intended destinations. VERDICT With its many high-level administrative names and user-friendly format, this time-saving guide is a must-have for collections serving patrons conducting political, economic, and nationally relevant business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452226446
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/20/2012
  • Edition number: 0
  • Pages: 1000
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Reference Boxes and Organization Charts vii

Preface ix

How to Use This Directory x

Map of Capitol Hill xii

1 Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition 1

Commodities, Farm Produce 10

Farm Loans, Insurance, and Subsidies 17

Food and Nutrition 18

Livestock and Poultry 28

2 Business and Economics 30

Consumer Protection 46

Finance and Investments 54

Industrial Production, Manufacturing 63

Insurance 68

Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks 70

Sales and Services 72

Small and Disadvantaged Business 75

3 Communications and the Media 81

Government Information 90

Internet and Related Technologies 94

Media Professions and Resources 102

4 Culture and Religion 111

Arts and Humanities 112

History and Preservation 128

Philanthropy, Public Service, and Volunteerism 135

Recreation and Sport 140

Religion 143

Travel and Tourism 149

5 Education 152

Libraries and Educational Media 163

Postsecondary Education 166

Preschool, Elementary, Secondary Education 172

Special Groups in Education 177

Special Topics in Education 182

6 Employment and Labor 190

Employment and Training Programs 198

Equal Employment Opportunity 205

Labor-Management Opportunity 210

Pensions and Benefits 214

Workplace Safety and Health 216

7 Energy 220

Electricity 232

Fossil Fuels 235

Nuclear Energy 240

Renewable Energies, Alternative Fuels 244

8 Environment and Natural Resources 248

Animals and Plants 259

Pollution and Toxins 266

Resources Management 274

9 Government Operations 287

Census, Population Data 296

Civil Service 297

Federal Contracts and Procurement 304

Postal Service 305

Public Administration 309

State and Local Government 310

10 Health 316

Health Professions 335

Health Services for Special Groups 346

Health Topics: Research and Advocacy 352

Mental Health 375

11 Housing and Development 378

Community and Regional Development 382

Construction 389

Fire Prevention and Control 397

Housing 398

Real Estate 402

12 International Affairs 410

Immigration and Naturalization 427

International Law and Agreements 430

International Trade and Development 436

Regional Affairs 448

13 Law and Justice 463

Business and Tax Law 472

Civil Rights 477

Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties 487

Criminal Law 492

Law Enforcement 502

Legal Professions and Resources 504

Public Interest Law 507

14 Military Personnel and Veterans 509

Defense Personnel 513

Military Education and Training 522

Military Grievances and Discipline 524

Military History and Honors 526

Reserves and National Guard 530

Veterans 532

15 National and Homeland Security 540

Arms Control, Disarmament, and Threat Reduction 552

Borders, Customs, and Immigration 555

Defense Trade and Technology 557

Emergency Preparedness and Response 563

Intelligence and Counterterrorism 574

Military Installations 581

Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics 584

16 Science and Technology 586

Biology and Life Sciences 597

Engineering 601

Environmental and Earth Sciences 603

Mathematical, Computer, and Physical Sciences 607

Social Sciences 612

Space Sciences 615

17 Social Services and Disabilities 621

Children and Families 627

Disabilities 635

Homelessness 644

Social Security 645

18 Transportation 648

Air Transportation 656

Maritime Transportation 663

Motor Vehicles 668

Rail Transportation 676

Transit Systems 678

19 U.S. Congress and Politics 680

Access to Congressional Information 681

Campaigns and Elections 684

Capitol 690

Caucuses: Organizations of Members 691

Congress at Work 695

Congressional Support Groups 700

Political Advocacy 704

Political Party Organizations 713

Appendix: 112th Congress 717

Delegations to the 112th Congress 718

House Committees 723

House Leadership and Partisan Committees 741

House Members' Offices 743

Joint Committees of Congress 802

Senate Committees 805

Senate Leadership and Partisan Committees 818

Senate Members' Offices 819

Appendix: Ready Reference 840

Directory of Government Information on the Internet 842

Governors and Other State Officials 847

Foreign Embassies, U.S. Ambassadors, and Country Desk Offices 856

Freedom of Information Act 869

Privacy Legislation 872

Name Index 875

Organization Index 913

Subject Index 963

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