Accession Number : ADA309095

Title :   Privatization: Curse or Cure.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Brandt, Duane E.

PDF Url : ADA309095

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Since the end of the Cold War in 1989, creation of a new world order has proven to be illusive, complex and frustrating. Expectations of a 'peace dividend' failed to materialize and Americans, facing an uncertain future, seem determined to focus on internal issues - budget deficits, national debt, etc. - which imply a smaller and more efficient government structure. The current fad is to pursue privatization at any cost; it is fueling a revolution in the way government operates that will dramatically impact the nature of installation management. This paper will examine three areas where changes impacting installations are either imminent or in progress to achieve the desired outcome of smaller, more cost efficient government. To achieve such outcomes, a reinvented government must reach across the borders of bureaucracy into the uncharted territory of privatization as it impacts housing, human resource management and activity based accounting. It concludes that privatization is a business practice that is here to stay especially in the area of Army Family Housing. Most other efforts can be categorized as 'marginal' reform, focusing on structural issues like reorganization and regionalization.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *EFFICIENCY, *INDUSTRIAL PERSONNEL, GLOBAL, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, IMPACT, ACCOUNTING, HUMAN RESOURCES, ARMY PERSONNEL, FAMILY MEMBERS, COSTS, INSTALLATION, DEFICIENCIES, COLD WAR, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS, REFUELING, HOUSING(DWELLINGS).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE