SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS), which develops trusted artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for defense and national security, announced today that its President and General Manager, Logan Jones, has joined the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). was chosen. Representing SGS as a non-traditional defense supplier, Jones brings invaluable insight to NDIA from the perspective of a company solely focused on delivering artificial intelligence solutions for defense and national security. Jones’ appointment ultimately serves to advance NDIA’s mission of hiring thoughtful and innovative leaders to advance the best policies, practices, products, and technology for combatants and others who keep our nation safe.
“NDIA has a long, rich history of bringing together our nation’s leaders in the public and private sectors to strengthen government-industry partnerships, drive innovation and build the future of defense,” said Minister Robert O. Work, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the SGS Board of Directors, and Distinguished Senior Fellow for Defense and National Security at the Center for a New American Security. “Logan’s leadership at SGS and now on the board of NDIA ensures a fresh, critical perspective is presented as we enter a heated global competition for military technological superiority in which cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence will play a key role.”
The NDIA Board of Directors is comprised of senior leaders from the broad spectrum of companies that support national security and form the base of the defense industry. As one of the newest members, Jones joins executives from organizations such as The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, Raytheon Technologies, and others. Jones brings his experience at the helm of SGS, where he leads the company on its mission to provide cutting-edge AI solutions for government and defense’s most critical challenges. Prior to SGS, Jones was Vice President and a founding member of the largest aerospace venture fund and innovation group Boeing HorizonX. His extensive experience driving technology adoption within the Department of Defense in the innovation arm of a large commercial defense contractor and through his work at SGS provides him with a unique perspective that will play a role in shaping the future of NDIA.
“I am honored to join the NDIA Board of Directors, which represents over 1,800 companies and more than 66,000 individuals whose work is critical to advancing US national security interests,” said Jones. “The work this organization continues to do is to ensure that innovation and advancement are at the forefront of the industry’s drive to connect next-generation technology with US government initiatives.”