Rapid Fire: 2010-10-14

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* WIRED’s Danger Room offers a look at the key defense controversies and issues likely to land in the next Congress, after America’s November 2010 elections. Part 1: Missile Fights! Shipyard Showdown! | Part 2: Stealth Jet Faceoff! Wars Over War! * Cash and Carry: Veritas Capital to pay $815 million in cash for Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Integration Group, a supplier of engineering and management services to US DoD and other US federal agencies. * Catching a Wavestream: Israel’s Gilat Satellite Networks agrees to pay $130 million for Wavestream, a San Dimas, CA-based maker of high-power solid state amplifiers for the defense and broadcast satellite markets. * Up to $300 million to BAE Systems for virtualization upgrades to the US Defense Intelligence Agency’s computer workstations. * Drug Deal: CSC wins contract worth up to $95 million to operate DoD’s Pharmacy Data Transaction Service. * Cambridge International Systems to provide $6 million maritime surveillance system for the Iraqi Navy under a US Navy SPAWAR contract.

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