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.

Environmental and Earth Sciences

Environmental and earth sciences



National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), 300 E St. S.W., #3J28, 20546; (202) 358-3889. Fax, (202) 358-3092. Thomas Zurbuchen, Associate Administrator.

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Web, and Twitter, @NASAScienceCast

Seeks to understand the integrated functioning of the earth and the sun. Administers space mission programs and mission-enabling programs, including sub-orbital missions. Sponsors scientific research and analysis. Exchanges information with the international science community. Interests include earth climate and environmental change.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Commerce Dept.), National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), Silver Spring Metro Center 3, 1315 East-West Hwy., 4th Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282; (301) 713-3277. Fax, (301) 713-3300. Mary Wohlgemuth, Director, (828) 271-4476.

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