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From Data to Decision: How AI Enhances Warfighter Readiness


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) relies on a vast network of supply, logistics, and maintenance functions to meet its operational requirements. Maintaining an inventory of available and ready warfighting systems is critical for deterrence as well as waging a dynamic, multi-front conflict against a peer adversary. By integrating AI into these systems, the U.S. can improve force posture and readiness at home, augment a less-skilled workforce, and accelerate decision making under decentralized C2 and the ACE concept.

In this 60-minute Webinar, attendees will discover how AI can address some of the DoD’s biggest sustainment challenges. In addition, the program will highlight real-world success stories, reveal learned best practices, and detail how AI meets the needs of our service members.

Topics include how to:

  • Predict causal factors: Deep learning discoveries from historical data and patterns
  • Accelerate mean time to resolution: Eliminate time loss by identifying key content, parts and equipment and recommending the best course of action
  • Provide real-time trend analysis: Visualize fleet health data as it happens
  • Streamline workflows: Simple interfaces, fewer clicks, and a reduction in redundant processes
  • Inform strategic leaders: Tactical data aggregated for senior decision makers in near real time

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Bret Dorman, Technical Consultant – Air Force Programs, SparkCognition Government Systems

Bret Dorman is the Technical Consultant Lead for Air Force Programs at SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). Prior to SGS, he served as Argo AI’s Operations Manager for the City of Detroit, leading a team of 30; this team was tasked with supporting new platform build, delivery, development, and testing for the company’s autonomous vehicle hardware/software suite. Prior to this, Bret spent four years as a staffer for U.S. Senator Carl Levin. He is a former Air Force Maintenance Officer who spent 10 years leading and/or training more than 3,000 airmen and cadets. Bret was charged with supporting operations sustainment for the F-35, F-15E, F-16, and A-10. He separated from active duty in 2021 and from the Michigan Air National Guard in 2022. Bret holds an MBA from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Grand Valley State University.

Logan Jones, President and General Manager, SparkCognition Government Systems

Logan Jones is the President and General Manager of SGS. He has more than a decade of national security and defense experience in the U.S. and globally and has worked extensively with the DoD and commercial defense companies. Logan is the former vice president and founding member of the largest aerospace venture fund and innovation group, Boeing Horizon X. He has been interviewed by Inside Defense, Aviation Week, and Janes and has spoken at numerous events, including ICAO and GMFUS Brussels Forum, on how artificial intelligence and machine learning are readying government and defense for the future. Logan is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Board and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Montana State University, a master’s degree in program management from Boston University, and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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