Rapid Fire: 2010-03-05

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* White House releases its Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, which includes plans to deploy intrusion detection and prevention systems throughout the US federal government. * Up to $187.4 million to L-3 for US Navy systems engineering and technical support services. * ITT snags $45 million order to support US military prepositioned equipment at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait under US Army’s FIRST contract [PDF]. * New Zealand army awards $100 million contract to Lockheed Martin to provide warehousing and repair services. * Canadian Forces release latest suicide rates, program information. For comparison, the Canadian male rate was 17.9 per 100,000 in 2005, and would be higher if restricted to forces-eligible age ranges. * Northrop Grumman seeking small businesses to join its GMD missile defense bid. Industry Day on March 11/10, in Huntsville, AL. * Navantia delivering patrol vessels to Venezuela. * USAF updating GPS-II ground control software. * “Bet you’re surprised” category: 3 US Navy facilities nominated for wildlife conservation awards. * Research and Markets: Study finds that technology companies have role to play in beefing up early warning systems for regional conflicts.

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