Re: I don't get it
Well for one thing, you get points awarded for having previously worked on similar projects. There isn't any mention of you success at pulling them off.
Next up you have to spread around the cash for the project to buy enough votes in the House and Senate. No, no, I don't mean the lobbyist payola, I mean the projects in their district/state that prove to their voters that they are good at bringing home the bacon. Why Kansas should have a critical roll in submarine building is a bit beyond me, but it does. The North Dakota angle I get (big deep cold lake, not so much with the waves, natural test bed), but it is pushing it a bit.
And of course the stuff the guys above me already mentioned.