Not so sure private wasn't the biggest drawback in Deepwater and thankfully it was ONLY Deepwater that was set in motion. The USCG had much boroader plans for the same model in other aspects of the USCG......I sat in on a lot of early meetings and was even courted by Cessna Aircraft for thinking outside the box...and that was their job.
Nope.... I have EXACTLY the same respect for governments and private industry.
Neither has proven the better to me in my lifetime. Hghs and lows on both sides of that seesaw as far as I am concerned....and I had near 20 years on both sides of the fence....with experience in procurement, contracting and operations in both. Doesn't make me an expert, but .....