Earlier this month the empire called out for capsuleer assistance to acquire sleeper technology to address research that was being conducted by the Sisters of EVE. The earlier rapports put the State on forefront in the "race" but the State fall short as both Amarr empire and the Minmatar republic managed to acquire more sleeper technology. This puts the State technological advancement back in its technology compared to both Amarr and the Minmtar.
Fourth District did support the State with technology that was at their disposable but it was clearly not enough."Wish we could have done more, this will halt our technological advantage, but we will catch up soon enough" Says Demion Samenel, Diplomatic liaison for Fourth District.