Army Will Put Off Awarding Maligned Intel-Software Contract

By Bryan Koenig (July 19, 2016, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army will hold off on awarding an estimated $206 million intelligence software contract, after Palantir Technologies Inc. challenged its ongoing software efforts as "ineffective" and said commercial software companies were improperly shut out from the bidding, according to a notice the government filed on Friday in federal claims court.

Government attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice said the Army won't make an award for the Distributed Common Ground System, or DCGS-A, Increment 2 contract before Sept.1, after being directed to issue a hold at a July 13 status conference. The system is intended to combine all intelligence software and...

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