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…

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


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…