In 1998 he was promoted to senior vice president responsible for all technology projects.
Many other offshore technology projects followed and the work continues today.
And the business consulting services, which companies buy when they undertake new technology projects, grew only 4 percent.
Cost overrun is common in infrastructure, building, and technology projects.
"About half of all information technology projects fail," he said.
The problem, Administration officials say, is that any big new rocket development would probably drain money from other technology projects.
"There are some technology projects we have under way to try to do that."
Though as with any major technology project, the dates involved in both the .
"What we have not seen is a lot of new technology projects inside corporations."
But in recent months he has actually returned to the UK, with a new technology project.