Rapid Fire: 2010-05-10

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* Gates looks to cut $10 billion to $15 billion per year in Pentagon waste. Washington Post | New York Times | Associated Press | CNN * Leaked Swiss Defense Ministry paper calls for shift from defense of homeland to security operations inside country. * Canada’s CGI to acquire US defense IT firm Stanley for over $1 billion. * Springtime for the Taliban: US military braces for large influx of Taliban fighters into Kandahar. * Sparton in Schaumburg, IL snags $28 million subcontract to supply 33,604 AN/SSQ-53F, AN/SSQ-62E, and AN/SSQ-36B sonobuoys for the US Navy’s antisubmarine forces. * Lockheed Martin to provide the transportable BEAR power system for USAF mobile airfields. * The National System for Geospatial Intelligence certifies the space-based SBIRS HEO-2 sensor is ready for US technical intelligence missions.

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