DHS Has Made Progress in Meeting SAVE Act Requirements But Challenges Remain for Fleet Management
Two years since enactment, DHS and its components have mostly complied with SAVE Act requirements. The SAVE Act requires the Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer (OCRSO), as delegated by DHS, to collect and review components’ vehicle use data, including their analyses of the data and plans for achieving the right types and sizes of vehicles to meet mission needs. Most components developed their plans as required. However, only two of the 12 components we reviewed fully met requirements to analyze and document vehicle use and cost data to help them achieve the right type and size of fleet vehicles to meet their missions. This occurred because DHS did not require components to include data analyses in their OCRSO-reviewed submissions, as mandated by the SAVE Act. Had ORSCO thoroughly evaluated component submissions, it would have identified that components did not fully comply with SAVE Act requirements. DHS concurred with all four recommendations that, when implemented, should improve the Department’s oversight over its vehicle fleets.