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Comment Re:Vacuum tubes handle EMP's better (Score 1) 105

No, that's not the reason.

'Government' is decades behind because it takes that long to make sure something does what you need it to do, and train people to run it and fix it. Then if you find something better, the clock starts again. Unfortunately, you will have to take money from the operations budget on your old stuff to buy the new stuff, and therefore you won't be able to do anything in the meantime. Plus, you need to get the money from Congress, which has a 2 year cycle of having to funnel money into particular districts to get re-elected. And the promotion cycle of O6 officers (Colonel, navy Captain) and they don't want to rock the boat inbetween promotions.

So, nothing gets upgraded.

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