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Peter Potochney: DoD Eyes Public-Private Partnership Expansion in Other Infrastructure Areas

Peter Potochney
Peter Potochney

A Defense Department official has said that DoD plans to expand public-private partnerships in other defense infrastructure areas in addition to the privatization of military family housing, DoD News reported Wednesday.

Karen Parrish writes Peter Potochney, acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, made the remarks during a panel discussion Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

“I don’t think there’s anybody who doesn’t think it’s a great thing, and it’s worked well, and it’s saved us money, and it’s gotten soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines better housing than they had before,” Potochney said of military housing privatization.

DoD had approximately 257,000 military family housing units in its inventory when it implemented the housing privatization program in 1996, Parrish reports.

The report added that the department also plans to subject about 75 percent of existing military family housing units worldwide to privatization.

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