3rd ID’s acquisition of intel software probed – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times

An Aug. 16 email from the Army’s acting assistant secretary for acquisition, Heidi Shyu, demanded “immediate corrective action” after she discovered that the 3rd Infantry Division had attempted to obtain controversial intelligence software for stateside training prior to its deployment to Afghanistan.

Shyu’s email, obtained by Defense News, comes after her staff discovered two memos written by the 3rd ID in May calling for the delivery of the Palantir intelligence software while admitting that the unit didn’t have the money to pay for it. The revolutionary software is designed to coordinate vast amounts of information stored in various government databases to help deployed units track and pinpoint insurgent leaders, IED strikes, and IED-planting networks.

via 3rd ID’s acquisition of intel software probed – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times.

How screwed up is DoD’s acquisition? A contractor can’t GIVE his product to the Army.

 

3rd ID’s acquisition of intel software probed - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

2 thoughts on “3rd ID’s acquisition of intel software probed – Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq – Army Times”

  1. Have a look at where Heidi Shyu used to be employed – first comment on the Army Times article. Might have something to do with it.

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