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Hal Hart <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 10:24:25 -0700
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>As I expected, Emmett Paige's comments on "Ada and Beyond" and the Ada
>mandate are being grossly misconstrued in my neck of the woods.  I've
>been trying to retrieve a copy of his original posting, but have been
>unable to locate it (though I can easily find numerous responses
>and references to it).
>
>I would very much appreciate someone forwarding me a copy if they
>have it tucked away somewhere.

MARC:  Below are 3 short msgs from Mr. Paige that I think should be
interpreted encouragingly, that in no way he has "given up" on Ada.
(Altho the 1st & 3rd are mostly redundant, the emphasis added in
the 3rd is well worth noting.)

I am adding cc's on this msg because I don't want Ada advocates to
forget and lose this ammunition that we can use to try to turn a
potentially unfavorable situation for Ada into a Win.  That's our mission!
(The usual apologies to those of you who received this more than once  --
but now you have an "extra copy" to pass along to a colleague.  :-)

        -- Hal

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From: "Paige, Emmett Jr., , OSD/C3I +" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Reason for Mr. Paige's Decision Unclear
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 1997 23:28:00 -0500


I THINK ADA WILL COMPETE BETTER WITHOUT THE MANDATE.


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From: "Paige, Emmett Jr., , OSD/C3I +" <[log in to unmask]>
To: LTC Drew Hamilton <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: FW: Reason for Mr. Paige's Decision Unclear
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 1997 18:10:00 -0500


THANK GOD , THIS IS AMERICA.

THE BUCK STOPS HERE .  I HAVE TRIED EVERY ROUTE ONE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE
TO HAVE FOLKS RUN WITH ADA SINCE 1979 WHEN I FIRST GOT INVOLVED. THE
MANDATES HAVE NOT WORKED FOR WEAPON SYSTEMS,C3I SYSTEMS OR OUR BUSINESS
SYSTEMS.  IT HAS ONLY WORKED WHERE I PERSONALLY DECIDED TO FORCE THE
ACTION SUCH AS WITH STANFINS-REDESIGN AND SIDPERS III AS FAR AS MAJOR
SYSTEMS I WAS ASSOCIATED WITH ARE CONCERNED.

I AM VERY SATISFIED AND COMFORTABLE WITH THE ELIMINATION OF THE MANDATE.
WE WILL CONTUNIE TO SUPPORT THE ADA EFFORT TO THE TUNE THAT THE NRC
RECOMMENDED OF APPROX $15MIL PER YEAR. THAT SHOULD BE EVIDENT THAT OUR
INTEREST STILL EXISTS IN ADA.

WE IN DOD/OSD/DISA MUST NOW GET ON WITH EXECUTION.


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From: "Paige, Emmett Jr., , OSD/C3I +" <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: RE: Reason for Mr. Paige's Decision Unclear


GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU MS HAYDEN

I AM VERY COMFORTAB-LE WITH MY DECISION AND I AM CONVINCED THAT ADA
W-I-L-L COMPETE  WE-L-L WITHOUT ANY MANDATES


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