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Ex-DOD chief data officer David Spirk joins Palantir


David Spirk, former chief data officer at the Department of Defense, will join Palantir as a senior counselor. Spirk, who left the Pentagon in March, will now advise Palantir and focus on helping its leadership grow the company’s government and international business. Palantir currently has contracts with the Army to build out an intelligence data fabric as part of the Distributed Common Ground System and is competing to be the…

Pentagon reaches important waypoint in long journey toward adopting ‘responsible AI’


There’s a lot to unpack in the Pentagon’s new high-level plan of action to ensure all artificial intelligence use under its purview abides by U.S. ethical standards. Experts are weighing in on what the document means for the military’s pursuit of this crucial technology. In many ways, the Responsible AI Strategy and Implementation Pathway, released last week, marks the culmination of years of work in the Defense Department to drive…

David Spirk, DOD chief data officer, to depart


David Spirk, the Department of Defense’s chief data officer, is departing his role Friday, he said in an interview with FedScoop. Spirk did not discuss his next career step or who his successor might be. His two-year tenure leading the Pentagon’s data management efforts included the creation of a DOD data strategy and implementation of data decrees from top leadership. He urged the DOD to continue building a data-centric approach…