WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) hosted a Housing Public Private Venture (PPV) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) conference May 5.
Fifteen CEOs and their executive staffs from all Navy and Marine Corps privatized housing projects were in attendance. Additionally, senior staff from CNIC and Naval Facilities Engineering Command also attended.
The forum was created to allow Navy and business partners to exchange information and to discuss issues, concerns, successes, challenges and opportunities related to the Navy's PPV program.
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, provided opening remarks. He thanked the partnerships for their continued commitment to the Sailors and Marines, and the positive contribution to Navy and Marine Corps quality of life. Most recently returning from a site visit to Naval Support Activity, Millington, Tenn., Roughead commented on the outstanding effort by Navy housing staff and PPV private partners who responded to the severe flood conditions. Additionally, he discussed the impact of strong Navy manpower retention and its affect on family and bachelor housing.
CNIC, Vice Adm. Mike Vitale, chaired discussions on Navy policy and associated impact on housing operations, process improvements to provide efficient and effective service, and the impact of rising energy costs affecting all Navy installations. He noted the most significantly, soaring utility costs are having a direct impact on housing products and services delivered to our service men and women. According to Vitale, providing a forum for Navy's partners, with significant experience in the commercial housing markets, is critical to developing sound operating models and leveraging best practices to provide service members quality housing amenities.
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