Simple but bad explanation
Been there, seen that. Did it? Your honor, I plead the fifth.
These people- by and large - are not stupid. They know the policies and risks. But their gear is crap, support is worse, and they are still expected to accomplish their mission - whatever it takes.
You want it done real bad? It will probably get done real bad.
Bet you any other hellhole of compliance-based mentality and mind numbing bureaucracy will be the same. Sad, really.