Dear ACM,

I've visited several Ada FAQ web sites, but so far have not seen an answer
to my question below:

Years ago I took a course at the Defense Systems Management College, which
included a presentation on Ada.  I vaguely recall a slide that indicated
something like:

"In 1995? when Ada was initiated DoD was the customer for 60%? of the
software [Information Technology] market at that time."  [ACM - please

This is in stark contrast to a statement I heard ~2002 that "DoD, while
Microsoft's largest single customer, represented less than 1% of Microsoft's
sales."  [I can verify this through the DoD CIO's office.]

John Gilchrist
Member ACM
Annandale, Virginia