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By Ike Y Chang

This document expands at the inspiration of a collaborative learn strategys and discusses the software of public-private partnerships.

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This report shows that PPPs can return benefits to the Army that may not be possible with other types of agreements. The Army can use PPPs to optimize the utility of excess capacity infrastructure and its store of intellectual property. Moreover, recent government actions encourage the use of PPPs, and although the Army has begun to use these collaborative agreements, PPPs are still a largely untapped Page xix approach. We encourage the Army to exploit the range of opportunities PPPs offer to help it meet its military needs, and we recommend that proposed PPP ideas be examined using the screening method presented in this report.

4 In this program, Congress appropriated $190 million to assist in commercializing some of the plants. The Army Materiel Command (AMC) used the funds to develop strategic reuse and marketing plans, make leasehold improvements, and provide loan guarantees. Facility use contractors are hired to maintain the facilities and manage the leases. Eleven plants are participating in the program. The program is expected to break even in the year 2000 and yield an annual net revenue of $15 million thereafter.

S. military strategy is to achieve military advantage through technological superiority. Maintaining technological superiority is expensive, and the continuing decline of the Army's science and technology (S&T) budget and the planned restructuring of laboratory, research, development, and test facilities1 will make it more challenging than ever for the Army to achieve this goal. Moreover, the recently proposed Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) actions2 pose additional challenges to the Army's ability to carry out its military mission.

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