posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 10:06 AM
In a general sense, this report is the contest between the GAO and the DOD over the speed at which new technologies/systems are brought into limited
production and use in the field. The GAO favors what it terms "mature' technologies, meaning tried and true, while the DOD wants to accept more
exotic ideas for deeper consideration.
This infighting would naturally effect any really exotic systems that might be considered worthwhile by some in the DOD, such as propulsion platforms
using advanced technologies such as antimatter or the like.
Because of this infighting a logical conclusion can be drawn that the more exotic types of things are pursued under "black budgets", and would be
one reason for the denial of their existence to the general public.