After the report is published, the responsible parties, usually the commander of the fleet in question, addresses the actionable items, such as installing better glass in T-38s. Given financial, operational and design constraints, taking action, or not, can be a difficult call. In the case of the T-38 mishap, the general who was in charge of the fleet at the time chose, for financial reasons, not to install new canopies but to install new, stronger windscreens. It turned out to be the right call. It is, Mayeux said, highly unusual for the decision makers to defer the changes or simply accept the risk and move on, and when changes are deferred or risk accepted, it's never, Mayeux told me, done lightly.