Budgets may be tight, but the federal government has increased its fleet of cars to 449,000 vehicles — or nearly one for every seven federal employees — according to the Government Accountability Office.
Department of Veterans Affairs saw the biggest jump, adding 49 percent
more vehicles between 2005 and 2011 — or even more than the Homeland
Security Department, which was new in 2005 and has steadily grown since,
including doubling the size of the U.S. Border Patrol.