The shady big data analytics firm is officially in bed with government. If you’re new to this space, it’s worth reading up on corporations like Palantir and Cambridge Analytica, who are essentially big brother for-profits.
Peter Thiel’s Palantir Wins $876 Million U.S. Army Contract
Billionaire investor Peter Thiel got a fresh victory in Washington. His data-mining startup, Palantir Technologies Inc., won a much-contested contract to provide software to the U.S. Army.
Palantir will work with Raytheon Co. to replace the troubled Distributed Common Ground System now in effect. They beat out seven other proposals for a decade-long, $876 million contract, according to the U.S. Defense Department. Terms of the partnership between Palantir and Raytheon weren’t disclosed, and the companies didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Thiel, the co-founder and chairman of Palantir, approved the company’s move in 2016 to sue the Army over what it called an unfair bidding process. A judge found in Palantir’s favor and ordered the Army to revamp the way it solicits bids for the Distributed Common Ground System. The U.S. Government Accountability Office determined that the Army’s current system was over-budget and underperforming.
Palantir has also been running a secrete predictive policing tool technology in New Orleans
Looks like Thiel’s made big brother very happy
Ron Paul was talking about this on his latest Liberty Report. Not this company od contract but the corporate especially tech giants in bed with government and using our tax dollars against us.
Only solution I see is to drastically cut the govt funds and end Fed Reserve so they can’t just print what they need. And the deep state would kill to stop either one.