Rapid Fire: 2011-03-17

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* On this St. Patrick’s Day, check out Ireland’s Defense Forces Review 2010 [PDF]. * UK Army general to head government’s GBP 650 million cybersecurity effort. * Former head of Air Force Space Command, Bob Butterworth, questions USAF’s new Evolutionary Acquisition for Space Strategy, as Air Force Under Secretary Erin Conaton faces House grilling on strategy. * Aerospace and defense counterfeit parts may have “life or death” consequences, warns new AIA report [PDF]. * Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine unit gets subcontract from BAE Systems to upgrade the machinery control, alarm, and surveillance systems on 8 Royal Navy Hunt-class mine hunters. * General Dynamics receives contract worth up to $260 million to support training programs at the US Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS. * Up to $33 million to DynCorp to provide munitions logistics support to the US Army’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait under an SAIC contract.

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