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Special forces and Marines are embracing the commercial software Palantir for analyzing battlefield intelligence even as the Army seeks to downplay its effectiveness, according to a new report from government auditors. Both U.S. Special Operations Command, based at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, and the Marine Corps have opted to field the product to […]

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A government watchdog group has come out against the U.S. Army’s system for collecting battlefield intelligence and recommended that lawmakers consider funding alternatives. Citizens Against Government Waste, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., criticized the service’s Distributed Common Ground System, known as DCGS-A, for having “numerous problems,” including poor reliability, according to a May 9 letter from […]

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The U.S. Army’s top officer sought to clarify a long-simmering dispute with a lawmaker over battlefield intelligence programs in simple terms. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno and Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., got into a heated exchange last month during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Hunter, a former Marine who served in Iraq and […]

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