The Army is looking to expand privatization efforts to nearly all commercial-like services, according to Army officials.
Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, the Army’s top installations official, told a conference of the Association of the United States Army that the privatization of housing and utilities has been a success and the Army is looking to expand privatization efforts further.
“We will partner with anyone who can cut costs,” Ferriter said at a conference of the Association of the United States Army.
He noted that the Army’s privatization of housing and utilities has been a success and said a likely next step is in-home child care within local communities. He said the Army will test various business models to make sure they work financially before rolling out something across all installations.
Another candidate: dining halls. The Army is looking at issuing dining cards that could be used at its installations and at local restaurants, according to Army officials.
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