I have friends who work at NASA, and the fail is strong with Lockheed-Martin. EDS isn't much better, having done a mediocre job at barely managing the US Navy's network, but they are better.
18 month hardware refresh cycles. Desktop techs working in labs that don't understand science. Reclassifying the computers running experiments as "lab equipment" so they don't have to put a smart card reader in and log out of the computer as soon as you walk away, among other secure-but-WTF?! measures from the paranoids in the security department.
I'm so glad I work in private industry...