The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. 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.

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Emergency preparedness and response



Army Corps of Engineers (Defense Dept.), Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, 441 G St. N.W., 20314-1000; (202) 761-4601. Fax, (202) 761-5096. Charles (Ray) R. Alexander Jr., SES, Director.


Assists military combatant commands, as well as federal, state, and local emergency management and emergency response organizations, with mitigation, planning, training, and exercises to build and sustain capabilities to protect from and respond to any emergency or disaster, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction.

Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing, 200 McChord St. S.W., #111, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, 20032; (202) 767-4405. Col. Janon Ellis, Wing Commander.

General email,

Web, and Twitter, @NatCapWing

Official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Conducts search-and-rescue missions for the Air Force; ...

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