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.

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Government Hotlines



  • Fraud, waste, and abuse hotline, (800) 424-9121
  • Meat and poultry safety inquiries, (888) 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


  • 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
  • HIV/AIDS, STDs, and immunization information, including pandemic ...
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