Palantir Helps HHS Develop ‘Tiberius’ System to Track COVID-19 Vaccine Production, Distribution

Palantir Helps HHS Develop ‘Tiberius’ System to Track COVID-19 Vaccine Production, Distribution
Palantir

Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) is working on software for a new system that could help federal health officials track the production, administration and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The Tiberius system would collect data from federal agencies, local and state governments, pharmaceutical firms and distributors and enable health officials “to integrate a wide range of demographic, employment and public health data sets to identify the location of priority populations” and make decisions when it comes to allocating vaccine doses, according to documents obtained by the publication.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said the system adopts the same software running on HHS Protect, a data collection and analysis platform from Palantir and is used by HHS to track hospital data related to COVID-19 patients. The spokeswoman added that Tiberius will not cover personally identifiable information.

The development of the new system comes as U.S. health officials start planning for vaccine distribution as early as November.

Palantir went public through a direct listing in September and got a valuation of approximately $21B in its trading debut.

You may also be interested in...

Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum

Expert Panel to Discuss DoD Strategies at GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum

GovConWire’s Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum on Dec. 1 will feature an expert panel, composed of federal and industry leaders across the government contracting sector. The panel will address the DoD’s Software Acquisition Strategy, Defense Acquisition Workforce Development and the future of data and information technology modernization across agencies. To register for the Defense Digital Acquisition and Modernization Forum, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

The White House

Jake Sullivan Appointed National Security Adviser Under Biden Administration

Jake Sullivan, formerly deputy assistant to the president under the Barack Obama administration, has received appointment as national security adviser to President-elect Joe Biden. Sullivan is among the six key members of the incoming administration's foreign policy and national security team unveiled Monday.