that something was being "held in abeyance". I came to find out later that it really meant that they couldn't make up their minds what to do yet.
In my yrs. as a govt. contractor, it wasn't too surprising at times to find "nicknames" given to computers systems. Back then, long before PCs were around, larger mainframes and mini-systems were the norm. These in turn were the backbone of a company's or govt. centers computing prowess. More often than not, the names, of Kirk, Spock and Scotty were top names. Not only known by those names but also "labeled" or ID'ed to those systems in a befitting way as tribute to the Star Trek influence. BTW, a crashed system was also known as being, "red shirted".