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Poll: President's Illegal Immigration Plan Faces Skeptical Public PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As President Obama prepares to address the nation about his plan to issue an executive order to prevent deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, a new poll shows the public isn't on his side of the issue.

Rasmussen Reports polling shows 56 percent of U.S. likely voters believe the federal government already isn’t doing enough to send illegal immigrants back home.

That’s up slightly from 52 percent in April but down from a high of 60 percent last year. Just 16 percent believe the government’s deportation policy is too aggressive, while 17 percent say the number of deportations is about right.

More than half of voters -- 53 percent -- oppose the president's pla to protect up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation.

GAO: 2014 Audit Work Led To $54 Billion In Financial Benefits PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 06:25

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - 2014 was a good year for taxpayers, according to the 2014 summary of work released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

In its Performance and Accountability report, the GAO says its work led to $54.4 billion in benefits or a $100 return for every $1 invested in the agency.

"We also found 1,288 ways to make government more efficient," according to an agency post on its blog.

"As you’ll see in the report, GAO doesn’t just hold other agencies accountable. Each year, we measure our performance to hold ourselves accountable. In this report, we share our progress and illustrate the benefits of our work for Congress and the nation."

The GAO 2014 report can be found at gao.gov.

IG: VA Cybersecurity Effort Doesn't Pass Muster...Again PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 06:31

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Veterans Adminstration officials are bracing for a new Inspector General report that will call out the agency for poor cybersecurity, according to Federalnewsradio.com. It will be the 16th year the agency's efforts have fallen short of expectations.

Last week Veterans Administration officials got word of the results, even though the full report isn't expect to be published until 2015.

Last year the watchdog audit pointed out thousands of problems with cybersecurity and made three dozen recommendations for closing the holes.

Federalnewsradio.com reports agency officials are prepared to counter the new audit by saying they've acted on abouat half of the 2013 recommendations.

Federal Weekly Uninsurance Claim Data For Week Ending November 8 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 November 2014 06:26

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The U.S. Department of Labor has released detailed jobs data for the week ending November 8. The entire report and charts can be found at dol.gov. The report news release is summarized as follows:

In the week ending November 8, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 290,000, an increase of 12,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 278,000. The 4-week moving average was 285,000, an increase of 6,000 from the previous week's unrevised average of 279,000.

There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.8 percent for the week ending November 1, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted
insured unemployment during the week ending November 1 was 2,392,000, an increase of 36,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 8,000 from 2,348,000 to 2,356,000.

The 4-week moving average was 2,372,500, an increase of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 2,000 from 2,369,750 to 2,371,750


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