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.





Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (Homeland Security Dept.), Resilience, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, 400 C St. S.W., 20472; (202) 646-2781. Fax, (202) 646-7970.

David I. Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator.


Administers federal insurance programs, including the National Flood Insurance Program, to reduce future losses from floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Makes low-cost flood insurance available to eligible homeowners.


For a listing of relevant congressional committees and subcommittees, please see pages 36–37 or the Appendix.

Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, 440 1st St. N.W., #500, 20001; (202) 544-0067. Mike Torrey, Executive Vice President.


Membership: approved insurance providers (AIPs), reinsurance companies, and brokerage groups. Involved with writing state policies and providing risk management tools to farmers and ranchers. Represents members before Congress and the federal government.


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