It seems like hardly a day goes by without some new account in the press highlighting a weapon-system program that is over budget, underperforming, or overdue (sometimes all three). With the threat of sequestration still on the horizon, it often appears there is little prospect of improvement. But there may be hope. Perhaps the Silent Service, a group of warriors who usually prefer to remain out of the public view, can offer a way forward. Our coverage this month reminds us that we get a lot of bang for the buck from our undersea force, and we neglect its future development at our peril.