Wednesday, October 28, 2009

West Point Public Works Privatization Plans Stifled

Army plans announced last March to contract with Ginn Group of Peachtree City, Georgia, to take over plumbing, carpentry and grounds maintenance services at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, have fallen victim to a GAO report contending the plan would be a waste of tax dollars, and political opposition from New York Congressman Maurice Hinchey. Senator Charles Schumer announced Monday that Secretary of the Army John McHugh proposes to scrap the privatization plans, though the Army has taken no formal action yet.
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