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Annual Privatization Report examines privatization and public-private partnership trends at the federal levelApril 15, 2013
The federal section of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013 provides an overview of the latest on federal government privatization and public-private partnerships. Topics include:
Subsection of Annual Privatization Report 2013: Federal Government PrivatizationApril 15, 2013
This subsection of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2013: Federal Government Privatization details miscellaneous news and notes from the privatization of federal government services.
2013 will be another busy year in transportation. Ports/waterways need a new policy direction; Amtrak needs to be reauthorized; and work will begin on a new surface transportation bill, which expires at the end of 2014.
Federal Government Privatization Chapter of Annual Privatization Report 2011May 1, 2012
This section of Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report 2011 provides an overview of the latest federal insourcing, housing finance, private spaceflight and other news on privatization and public-private partnerships in the federal government. Topics include:
- The ongoing dispute over what constitutes “inherently governmental” functions continued in 2011, and new Obama administration regulations could undermine federal outsourcing policy standards dating back to 1955.
- Regulators implementing the Dodd-Frank Act are creating significant risk for both mortgage investors and securitizers and appear likely to undercut the private mortgage industry while benefitting government mortgage providers.
- In 2011, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) combined to purchase or guarantee 95 percent of all new mortgages in America with some mortgages worth as much as $729,750. Every one of these mortgages is backed by taxpayer money.
- Federal agencies, under the encouragement of President Obama, are expected to generate nearly $13 billion in cost savings from asset divestiture, $9.8 billion of which comes form the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) efforts.
- The federal government owns approximately 1.2 million properties that cost $20 billion a year to maintain. Recent Congressional efforts to pass a Civil Property Realignment Act could save as much as $15 billion, according to the Office of Management and Budget.
The rollout of Reason Foundation’s Annual Privatization Report 2011 begins with the release of the Federal Government Privatization section, authored by Reason’s Adam Summers and Anthony Randazzo.
This week Virgin Group media mogul Sir Richard Branson christened the first-ever commercial spaceport in Sierra County, New Mexico. The 110,000-square-foot spaceport cost over $200 million to build (thanks in part to taxpayer-financed support.)
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