September 25, 2012

In Anti-IED Software Case, Army’s Buying Rules Trump Troops’ Safety

By Rowan Scarborough | The Washington Times | As the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division wages war in southern Afghanistan, some of its soldiers back home at Fort Stewart, Ga., have found themselves in the middle of a different kind of battle.

Before deploying in August, the division trained with a sophisticated data-processing software known as Palantir, which troops have praised as a great way to find roadside bombs, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs)... (READ MORE)

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