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Ex-DOD chief data officer David Spirk joins Palantir

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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…

Companies focusing on modular designs for final phase of Army's TITAN program

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With the final stage set for the Army to choose one of two contractors for its next-generation ground system to collect and disseminate sensor data, both companies are trying to develop a system that will be adaptable in a highly dynamic and unpredictable multi-domain environment of the future. The Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) is considered a critical modernization component for the Army’s multi-domain operations (MDO) concept because it…

Army awards $72M for prototypes for next-generation intelligence ground station

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The Army has awarded two companies $36 million each to develop a prototype for its next-generation ground system to collect and disseminate sensor data to decision-makers and weapons platforms. In a Tuesday announcement, the Army said it awarded Palantir and Raytheon Technologies other transaction authority agreements (OTAs) for development and integration of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN). TITAN is considered a critical modernization component for the Army’s multi-domain…

Palantir CEO says lives have been 'saved and taken' with its software

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The CEO of big-data company Palantir has highlighted the benefits and dangers associated with its technology and said that lives have both been “saved and taken” as a result of its software. In a letter to Shareholders dated February 14, Alex Karp noted that Silicon Valley companies selling data products to federal agencies face complex moral questions, and that there “are no goods or services or government today without software.” “We…