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Joe Kasper, deputy chief of staff for Mr. Hunter, made inquiries and determined that neither Palantir nor the 3rd Infantry Division violated regulations.

Mr. Kasper said the training Palantir provided at Fort Stewart was not free and was conducted under a contract to train personnel involved in Afghanistan. “Palantir is not working for free,” he said.

He said Palantir is working under a procedure called “at risk,” which is allowed under federal law until the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office finalizes the approved contract.

He said the at-risk procedure was a way to prepare soldiers in June and July to use the Palantir servers left by the 82nd Airborne.