Computing

Palantir

Data Fusion and Integration for Improved Cybersecurity

Computing

Palantir

Data Fusion and Integration for Improved Cybersecurity

106

Patent References to IEEE

$80M

US Navy Investment

106

Patent References to IEEE

$80M

US Navy Investment

Palantir is a data mining and software firm co-founded in 2003 by billionaire Peter Thiel (PayPal co-founder).

Although cybersecurity is not its primary focus, it has gained a foothold with the CIA and other agencies invested in cybersecurity.

Palantir has two software products, Gotham and Foundry, with the main purpose of data fusion or integration (taking structured data, like databases and spreadsheets, as well as unstructured data, like email, and integrating and transforming them into a single data asset).

In March 2020, Palantir won an $80 million Navy contract, beating out the more well-known defense contractor Raytheon as well as 30 other firms. “The Navy will use Palantir’s software to fuse together existing data sets that are walled off from one another, forming a broader operating system the Pentagon is calling Naval Operational Business Logistics Enterprise, or NOBLE,” Palantir spokeswoman Lisa Gordon said.12

One month earlier, Palantir and BAE systems won a joint bid to update the army’s intelligence software suite which could be worth $823 million over eight years. This bid was also won against Raytheon.13

The key Palantir patents included in this study are related to artificial intelligence, computer software, and cybersecurity. They are all highly cited for their age and reference IEEE over 100 times collectively (an average of 5.3 IEEE references per patent).

Frequently Referenced IEEE Publications

The Palantir patents frequently reference the below documents from influential IEEE publications.


IEEE Transactions on Multimedia


Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences


2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering

Spark Innovation with IEEE Research

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12 Gregg, Aaron. (2020) "Palantir seals its first major U.S. Navy deal as Raytheon is passed over," The Washington Post, March 5, 2020. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/05/palantir-first-navy-contract/ Last accessed June 9, 2020. 13 Rivers, Brenda Marie. (2020) "Army Picks BAE, Palantir for $823M DCGS-A Intell System Modernization Contract," GovConWire.com, Feb 26, 2020. https://www.govconwire.com/2020/02/army-picks-bae-palantir-for-823m-dcgs-a-intell-system-modernization-contract/ Last accessed June 9, 2020.