> Boeing, Raytheon and Lockheed perceive no vested interest
> in publishing their Ada success stories.

Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed, and other Ada vendors, if you are listening:
You owe at least part of your success to Ada's proven ability to support
sound engineering--why not say so?

There are people who predict the demise of Ada just because of popular
opinion.  I don't personally believe that, but ....

You can't afford to lose Ada.  But if you are embarrassed to admit that
Ada has helped you, you contribute to the her loss of popularity, and if
the pessimists ARE correct, to her eventual demise.