McLean, VA – As the nation prepares to hear President Obama deliver his annual State of the Union address, Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) outlined essential items that must be included in any national discussion about the nation’s aging infrastructure.
“There is consensus across the political spectrum that infrastructure is critical to economic development, job creation, national security and competitiveness,” Booz Allen Executive Vice President Mark Gerencser said. “But a lack of harmony in the political process is limiting our ability to accomplish the big things that are required to re-build America’s infrastructure.”
In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “Our [nation’s] infrastructure used to be the best.” Booz Allen is hopeful that the President will again address the nation’s infrastructure problems and create the national momentum to avoid catastrophic consequences.
Below are eight principles that must be addressed in any discussion on the nation’s infrastructure:
Booz Allen Hamilton is leading an effort to transform how our country and clients think about America’s transportation, energy and water infrastructures. As part of this effort, it is sponsoring a simulation on Re-Imagining Infrastructure to enable next generation solutions that leverage new business models, innovative technology, and funding—in scalable, sustainable ways. The simulation unites a “megacommunity” comprised of senior executives in the government, business and civic sectors to foster a shared understanding of our nation’s infrastructure challenges and develop a holistic approach to addressing them.
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