I just returned from briefing and receiving go-ahead approval for 3 separate programs at the Review Board! For a technocrat such as this humble scribe and those like me, a hat trick of approvals is simply unheard of. Most program managers carry 1 potential program to the board requesting approval, I did 3! I even received funding for the 2 low-cost programs and a nigh-onto-promise of the $4 million funding I need for the biggest program.
This is better than expected results, really. I would have been very satisfied to get 2 programs approved. Getting all 3 programs approved is a real feather in my cap. And assures me of long term employment...
UPDATE: Unofficially, I've been told this afternoon that the $4 million was approved for my 3rd program. This is really good news. If you happen to be a Block 25, 30 or 32 F-16 pilot, I'm going to fix that lousy taxi light that doesn't light up anything worth a damm by moving the light off the main landing gear and up onto the nose landing gear door where it belongs.
UPDATE 2: Now it is official, the board did fund my taxi light relocation project! This project is going to keep me busy for at least a year along with my other programs. But today has been a red-letter day for me.
And I got a perfect score on the research paper on Honda that I did for my Business Policy class! That was better than expected too!