> >> I was rather shocked to learn that the Navy (at least for one
> >> requiring that all software -not- be written in Ada. I asked if
> >> included COTS, and, at least from a second-hand source, the
> >Are you sure the real reason is that they need data to prove
> >that a pure Ada project is cheaper than a non-Ada project?
> Quite sure. I was told that none of the software could be written
> even if it came as part of a COTS product. I believe at least part
> reason is that this manager thinks that Ada-knowledgeable people are
> scarce to be able to maintain the system for a reasonable cost.
Shame we can't contact him/her en masse, to demonstrate our existence!