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GAO Report Says 7% Growth in Federal Fleet Size Masks Right-sizing in Several Agencies

August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the U.S. federal fleet that found that although the fleet has grown 7% between 2005 and 2011, this growth masks decreases in several federal agencies. One-third of the 24 agencies, those with the largest number of vehicles, covered in the report reduced their fleet size by 2% during this period.

Two fleets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) increased their fleet’s size by 5% and 49%, respectively. The U.S. Air Force and Department of the Interior, on the other hand, reduced fleet size by 7% and 9%, respectively.

One notable finding in the GAO report is that eight federal agencies accounted for nearly 80% of total vehicles owned by the federal government, while 35 other agencies had the remaining 20%.

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