The answer is that the Defense Department has a painstakingly slow process to write up its requirements before it builds anything.
The House and Senate write up the fix the White House wants, but they attach it to something Obama hates.
I have a backlog of books to write up for David's Bookclub, including a superb book about the economic crisis, Don Peck's Pinched.
That clearly wasn't enough, and we had our frequent contributor Emily Hauser write up the tweet.
They do a session about once a month and are expected to write up a two-to three-page report describing the experience.
The next year he was sent to Spain by the same paper, to write up the threatened rebellion there.
For things have happened since last I had opportunity to write up this log.
The life of a prisoner was all very well, but he could not even get materials with which to write up his diary till he got home.
We were proud of Jimmy, and assigned him to write up the funeral.
Now I'll go and stroll around the cafes awhile, Jack, and give you a chance to write up your journal, old fellow.
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat, past participle writen), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most I.E languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere, Greek grapho, Sanskrit rikh-); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan, Old Church Slavonic pisati, and most of the modern Slavic cognates).
For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513]To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.
A written article, news story, etc: I figure you have seen the write-ups/ The papers gave his book a good write-up (1885+)