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Palantir to Continue Deploying Mission Command Platform for USSOCOM


Palantir to Continue Deploying Mission Command Platform for USSOCOM

Palantir Technologies has secured a potential two-year, $111 million contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command for the continued deployment of an enterprise data management and artificial intelligence-enabled mission command platform

The data platform has been used by the combatant command for the past five years in real-time mission operations to enable interoperability among troops and deliver global situational awareness. Its underlying software combines disparate and siloed data sources to facilitate data-driven decision-making.

Work on the contract supports USSOCOM’s Mission Command System/Common Operational Picture program, Palantir said.

The award extends Palantir’s decade-long partnership with the combatant command.

According to Doug Philippone, Palantir’s global defense lead, USSOCOM is one of the company’s first partners in the U.S. military.

Philippone said the company looks forward to keeping on providing technology to fulfill the needs of special forces.

The contract comes amid the USSOCOM’s force transformation. 

Enabling data access is one of the main priorities of USSOCOM. 

Officials at the NDIA’s 2021 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference talked about the ongoing development of a common data fabric to address issues related to data access.

Robert Byrd, USSOCOM’s chief enterprise engineer, told SOFIC attendees that the data fabric effort is still in its infancy, with officers still in the process of defining the various types of data available to users. Eventually, Byrd said the data fabric’s use cases and areas of interoperability will be defined.

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