"Multimission Costs Too Much"

September 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 130 Issue 9, p10
Conference Proceeding
The article presents the comment that too many multi-mission agencies cost too much to the nation. It suggests that the U.S. government should combine all activities marine agencies that relate to the efficiency of the U.S. maritime infrastructure into a single agency under the Secretary of Transportation. Combining these functions would result in greatly improved operational efficiency. Significant cost savings would also result from the removal of redundancies of personnel, training and expensive equipment. In addition, this new agency would have sufficient heft to hold its own with the Federal Highway, Railroad, Aviation and Transit administrations and attract a significant political constituency.


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