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what is concerning is that the government and military is supposed to be WARY of depending on single sources for supply. This keeps the government from being in a position where it can be pressured or blackmailed, or where a single supplier is purchased by foreign individuals.

The reason is that there is always some knucklehead manager who buys wintel because nobody gets blamed for wintel. If it breaks and it's wintel he's just doing what everyone does. If it breaks and it's apple he gets the axe for going out on a limb.

Sadly, the government employees are no different from Business It managers in this respect.

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