September 14, 2018

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TechNet Welcomes U.S. Appeals Court Decision in Procurement Case

Helps Ensure Government Leverages Most Modern, Secure Technologies

Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Palantir USG, Inc. v. U.S.  The court unanimously ruled that the U.S. Army failed to comply with the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), which requires federal agencies to procure commercially available technology.

TechNet filed an amicus brief in June 2017 in support of Palantir’s position.  The brief is available here.

“The federal government should be using the latest technology products that have been rigorously tested and improved by market competition, not spending taxpayer dollars on trying to recreate something that is already available,” said TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore.  “This decision is an important win for promoting innovation in government technology and a win for American taxpayers.  Government agencies should take note and work to ensure they are leveraging the most modern, efficient, and secure technologies in serving the American people.”

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TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level.  TechNet's diverse membership includes dynamic American companies ranging from startups to the most iconic companies on the planet and represents over three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance.  TechNet has offices in Albany, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Olympia, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C.

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