In 2005, the Department of General Services (DGS) began Phase 1 of the FAMS project working with state agencies on discovering new possibilities for the collection of fleet-related data. Phase 1 worked to determine how we could collectively be more responsive to the administration and legislature's ongoing need for more information about the state fleet. In Phase 2, formal studies, recommendations and a procurement plan culminated in an approved augmentation in the Governor's 2007-08 Budget to proceed with the FAMS project. In the fall of 2007, DGS and the project contractor began building the system. State agencies provided their input and participated in the testing of the FAMS in another step toward statewide deployment in the Summer of 2008.
Today, FAMS is fully operational, and captures multiple sources of inventory and operational fleet information from reporting agencies. It is meeting the goal in providing a more efficient tool for collecting statewide fleet inventory and utilization data as required to meet a variety of analysis and reporting mandates. All statewide fleet data is stored in a single data warehouse. Reporting agencies use a web-based interface to upload/enter fleet data into the data warehouse at regular intervals.