Palantir Technologies is a big data analytics firm founded in 2003. The firm has a history of working with “some of the government’s most secretive agencies,” including the Pentagon’s Special Operations Command and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as the firm seeks to be the “Pentagon’s primary provider of intelligence software on the battlefield,” New York magazine reported. Palantir went public in 2020. According to the SEC filing, government contracts made up 53% of its revenue in 2019. Among the government agencies contracting with Palantir are the Army, Navy, Air Force and Veterans Administration.
In 2019, the firm won a $800 million contract to build a “comprehensive combat intelligence hardware and software suite to replace the Army’s outdated system.”