The Washington Information Directory is the essential one-stop source for information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Organized topically, this thoroughly researched guide provides capsule descriptions and contact information that help users quickly and easily find the right person at the right organization. The Washington Information Directory offers three easy ways to find information: by name, by organization, and through detailed subject indexes. It focuses on the Washington metropolitan area - an organization must have an office in Washington to be listed. It also includes dozens of resource boxes on particular topics, organization charts for all federal agencies, and information about the FOIA and privacy legislation. With more than 10,000 listings and coverage of evolving presidential administration, the 2018 - 2019 Edition features contact information for the following: Congress and federal agencies Nongovernmental organizations Policy groups and political action committees Foundations and institutions Governors and other state officials U.S. ambassadors and foreign diplomats Congressional caucuses

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Government Hotlines



  • Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 424-9121
  • Meat and poultry safety inquiries, (800) 674-6854


  • Export enforcement hotline, (800) 424-2980
  • Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 424-5197
  • Trade Information Center, (800) 872-8723


  • Army Department’s Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Information Center, (800) 626-3317
  • Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 424-9098
  • Military OneSource, (800) 342-9647


  • Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 647-8733
  • Student financial aid information, (800) 433-3243


  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Information Center, (877) 337-3463
  • Fraud, waste, mismanagement, and abuse hotline, (800) 541-1625

Health and Human Services,

  • Child Welfare Information Gateway, (800) 394-3366
  • Fraud hotline, (800) 447-8477
  • General health information, (800) ...
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