Well, I am trying to rationalize this and remember what was said at end of last season....Originally Posted by Pickle_Juice;3711640;
But, NCIS: LA is (I think) a secret branch. I remember McGee wanting the hi-tech stuff as well, but government being government ..... they will not be expected to add something like that to their NCIS budget easily. I thought McGee was going to make a request for it, but likely to be denied.
The whole idea of NCIS:LA is they are a secret, James Bond type organization, within this country. It is fantasy, so even though the technology they use is available, they take it up a notch to make it seem more James Bondish.
I think "Heddy" (Linda Hunt) is supposed to be their first in command after the Director. But, I could be wrong on all of this. It's been so long since I read any of the press releases regarding this off-shoot.