Future Infrastructure Responsibilities: An Analysis of a Government Organization's Strategy
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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This thesis examines the current strategy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding infrastructure management as well as the feasibility that this organization be used in a more central role for managing and planning infrastructure efforts at the national level. Conclusions of this thesis are that the Corps of Engineers is well prepared to increase its participation in infrastructure related management. Second, regarding infrastructure management, the current strategy of the Corps of Engineers is one of cooperation with other agencies and not competition. Finally, although the Corps of Engineers may be suited for increased managerial responsibilities in infrastructure related areas, perhaps no single agency is capable of orchestrating such a unified effort of infrastructure management for this nation rather, a strong cooperative intergovernmental strategy need be adopted at all levels as a means of achieving this desired result.
- Administration and Management
- Civil Engineering