SUMMARY COMPARISON OF OPTIONS
This chapter compares the three feasible options—privatization, creation of a federal government corporation, and consolidation—against each of the five criteria: mission accomplishment, cost, consistency with national security policy, managerial ease, and external issues.
As described in Chapter Four, the fourth option, recapitalization and unification, is set aside as infeasible outside of a comprehensive BRAC strategy that encompasses eliminating the whole set of the Army's single-function installations.
The remaining feasible set of options appears in Table 7.1. For the GOCO plants, all three remaining options are feasible. For the GOGO ammunition plants, the peculiar conditions of protective legislation, other missions, and Navy ownership remove them from consideration, apart from possible A-76 competitions at Pine Bluff—a form of partial privatization.1 For the arsenals, both the FGC and consolidation options remain viable, the latter with BRAC____________________