Interior chief says department will have zero tolerance for ethical lapses at Minerals Management Service.
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Defense secretary makes final appeal to lawmakers to cancel unwanted engine program, while GE head circulates letter of support for the F-35.
OPM does not collect data on how many employees participate in training program, or how much it costs the government annually.
Gary Schenkel had been under fire from Capitol Hill after a series of reports uncovered security gaps at federal buildings.
Republicans have lost three straight special congressional elections in swing districts.
While officials say the intelligence chief needs proper authority, they agree there's no appetite on Capitol Hill to pass legislative fixes.
One amendment would provide funding to hire more personnel and make improvements inside federal agencies that work on border security issues.
Full Senate unanimously approves legislation which would create more robust programs at agencies.
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.