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.

Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities

Arts and humanities



Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities, 400 7th St. S.W., 20506; (202) 682-5541. Fax, (202) 682-5721. Patricia Loiko, Chief Indemnity Officer.


Membership: leaders of federal agencies sponsoring arts-related activities. Administers the Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act, which helps museums reduce the costs of commercial insurance for traveling exhibits.

General Services Administration (GSA), Design and Construction, Office of the Chief Architect, 1800 F St. N.W., #5400, 20405-0001; (202) 501-1888. David Insinga, Chief Architect.

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Administers the Art in Architecture Program, which commissions publicly scaled works of art for government buildings and landscapes, and the Fine Arts Program, which manages the GSA’s collection of fine artwork that has been commissioned for use in government buildings.

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