Full Senate unanimously approves legislation which would create more robust programs at agencies.
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IG report also highlights drug use and sharing of pornography on work computers.
Poll says only 31 percent see Obama doing an excellent or good job dealing with the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Agencies spend $60 billion annually on multiple award and enterprisewide contracts that often are duplicative.
Adm. Robert Papp Jr. takes the helm of the service; former commandant Adm. Thad Allen heads to the Gulf.
Whatever Dennis Blair's personal problems as director of national intelligence, the role is inherently awkward.
White House proposes legislation to grant Obama power to rescind certain funding in spending bills.
At issue is determining which instrument works best for evaluating mild injuries that can lead to serious impairment down the road.
Observers say many employers will not be prepared to offer insurance to dependents up to age 26 before 2011.
A new website will allow researchers to download data sets about incidents involving hazardous products, with the aim of identifying patterns so that warnings can be issued more quickly.