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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of downselect.
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Compared with the _real_ madness at NASA -- seeing which proposals get downselected, which of those make it to Phase A, and which of _those_ make it to the launch pad -- a popularity contest for "Miss NASA Mission" is about as exciting as watching paint dry.
As part of the process, JSS downselected to two companies the latter two and provided funding to them.
- Fujitsu was downselected from the initial 16 bidders to preferred supplier in January 2010
The former has downselected to Gripen, Rafale and Typhoon; the latter to Gripen, Rafale and the F / A-18 Super Hornet.
The concept is one of a slew of possibles that haven't been downselected to a winner yet.