<<Technology will be key. Manpower is too expensive and politically incorect to use for this purpose. Actually it's just a matter of the DOD identifying the objectives and then seeding the development with fundings. Private enterprise competition and innovation will take over from there.>>
Private enterprise competition... I want you to wake up and smell the roses. Tell me, how many small and big companies have filed law suits against Microsoft because of unfair practices? "LOOK" is a small company in serach engine that MSFT used for a while. After leaning the trick, MSFT dropped LOOK since it wants to start its own search engine. LOOK shares dropped from $4 to near $1. What else has MSFT done to SUNW and others. Linex OS is much better than MSFT window but MSFT has monopoly over OS. BRCM is a fast growing chip desiner which competes with Intel. BRCM engineers are not allowed to do any test with Intel design(PCs). When BRCM came up with a new chip design for Dell to try, a third party engineer has to be present for BRCM to do any test that is connected to Intel chips.
Our country progressed based on its innovation when there was no monopoly but now only sercice sector is progressing and we all become consumers. I'm afraid that we become like UK in future.