Open this chart and look closely. After you get over the sudden nausea and dizziness caused by your eyes and brain trying to adjust to it, try to get deeper into it. Repeat until something, anything, makes sense.
It's the Pentagon's "Integrated defence Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Life Cycle Management System," a workflow chart that details the entire process of proposing, contracting (or not), developing (or not), and manufacturing (or not) weapons and all kinds of equipment for the US military.
And now you know why the Federal Budget has such a huge pie dedicated to maintaining the most advanced armed force in the History of Humanity.
Carry on. [Danger Room]