University of Marylandís Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise strengthens connections among government, business, academic, and nonprofit sectors in order to address complex public policy problems and speed improvements in the management and delivery of public services. The Center focuses on areas impacted by public-private linkages: including, government sourcing, supply chain management, national security, and economic competitiveness. In response to today's complex problems, the delivery of public services is increasingly shared among sectors. The Center enhances the understanding and value of these important interrelationships. Operating at the nexus of public and private interests, the Center convenes leaders across sectors, researches and adapts best practices, develops policy recommendations, and influences decision-makers. Center Program Areas
Connecting Goverment, Business, Academic and Nonprofit Communities
Modernizing Government Supply Chain Management
Identifying Government Sourcing and Acquisition Best Practices
Transforming National and Homeland Security
Center Leadership and Expertise
The Center is directed by the Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, who brings entrepreneurial and leadership skills from his vast experience in both the public and private sectors, most recently as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He is joined at the Center by a team of staff, researchers, fellows and graduate assistants with experience working in and across government, business, nonprofit and civic organizations, as well as in key policy issue areas ranging from acquisition to national security.