Saturday, February 8, 2014

DCGS-A versus Palantir?

The Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A) has come under constant criticism from the Intel community that has been forced to use the intelligence network. Many intelligence sections within the Army opt to use a more user-friendly system called Palantir. According to critics DCGS-A is prone to failure, is too complicated and has too many drawbacks to be an effective intelligence tool. In addition, Palantir - an off-the-shelf product - is relatively cheap compared to DCGS-A. A recent news report adds more to the debate between DCGS-A and Palantir critics and supporters. Read more in "Army Units in Afghanistan Slam Intel System", DoD Buzz, February 6, 2014.

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