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Feds ordered to cut pollution from travel, commuting

White House issues new targets for federal agencies to reduce greenhouse gases from indirect sources.

Lawmaker urges quick Senate action on wartime spending measure

House Armed Services Committee leader breaks with colleagues in advocating a "clean" bill free of extra domestic spending to increase its chances of passage.

Obama to issue policy for managing oceans and coastline

Plan doesn't change regulations for drilling and other activities, but promotes coordinated oversight and disaster response.

Agriculture chief fosters better relationship between EPA and farmers

Regular meetings planned nationwide to improve communication between environmental officials and crop producers.

Census managers fired for falsifying population counts in Brooklyn

The former supervisors could face criminal charges for misconduct.

Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin announced the initiative.

National Guard border deployment begins Aug. 1

Southwest border states will send 1,200 guardsmen to support Homeland Security personnel.

Panelists: Push for transparency must come from the top

Officials also suggest promoting an internal culture of openness before expanding the effort to include sharing information with outsiders.

Obama directs agencies to improve workplace safety for feds

New initiative aims to reduce number of claims filed and amount of workers’ compensation payments.

Senate panel OKs spending allocations, amid uncommon partisanship

Appropriators agree to cap fiscal 2011 discretionary spending at $1.114 trillion.

CFOs report rising cost of financial operations

Most surveyed express dissatisfaction with technology investments; want to change annual financial statements.