Defense Horizons: Defense Partnerships: Documenting Trends and Emerging Topics for Action [open pdf - 385KB]
"Public-public and public-private and partnerships (P4s) are time-proven effective solutions for delivering public services at reasonable costs when deployed and managed properly. Various U.S. agencies and international organizations all have longstanding successful P4 initiatives and projects. Recently, Department of Defense (DOD) leaders have expressed increased interest in implementing P4s throughout their organizations. As DOD is faced with evolving roles and missions in an 'unpredictable and complex world amid fiscal constraints, the expertise and involvement of the private sector and other public organizations will be essential.' P4s could be ideal tools intended to 'further policy objectives, enhance U.S. operational capabilities, reduce costs, gain access to nonmilitary expertise or assets, or build greater capacity in partners.'"
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Defense Horizons (March 2015)