George McShea, Jr.

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George McShea has worked at all levels of the maritime industry, including five years as president of a prominent US Flag tanker company.

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Preserving a Great Public-Private Partnership

By George McShea, Jr. 2017-07-12 18:13:23

Public-private partnerships are very much in vogue in Washington. Policymakers rightfully point to PPPs – or P3s – to build more infrastructure, modernize the air traffic control system and help Uncle Sam become more efficient.  One of the greatest P3s in U.S. history is probably the least known. It’s a program that pairs commercial shipping companies with the federal government to train U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen, preparing them for careers in national security or U.S. trade. Unfortunately, the...

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