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Who We Are​

A wholly owned subsidiary of SparkCognition, we are the first full-spectrum artificial intelligence company devoted entirely to the government and national defense mission, applying next-generation AI systems to address critical national security initiatives.


End-to-End Solutions

We offer a full spectrum of solutions that work together to provide our customers with unprecedented value.

Innovation First

We aren’t anchored to the past—our team embraces innovation, adaptability, and change.

Built in the US

Using technologies built in the United States, SGS evolves SparkCognition’s innovative commercial systems and tailors them for the public sector.


We are exclusively dedicated to creating government-only derivatives to meet the needs of your most critical missions.

DoD Relationship

We have extensive experience working directly with the US Department of Defense through various active programs.

Esteemed Leadership

Between our distinguished board of directors and leadership team, we bring decades of experience to meet your readiness requirements.

Why We're Different

Our distinguished team consists of longstanding authorities at the intersection of artificial intelligence and defense, which makes SGS well-suited to help our customers stay mission-ready.

Accomplished Research Team

Our distinguished team consists of longstanding authorities at the intersection of artificial intelligence and defense, which makes SGS well-suited to serve the needs of government customers. Led by a two-time chair of a leading computer science institution, the team includes award-winning talent with connections to defense-related R&D organizations, advanced technologies companies, and government agencies. Our team has extensive backgrounds pushing the envelope in machine learning, defense operations, natural language processing for security, aerospace, and more.

Headshot of SGS Board Member Robert Work
Robert O. Work served as the 32nd United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 2014 to 2017 under both the Obama and Trump administrations. He also previously served as the Under Secretary of the Navy and was the CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).

Robert O. Work


Amir Husain is the Founder and CEO of SparkCognition and the founding CEO of SkyGrid. He is the author of the best-selling book “The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence” and a co-author of the compilation “Hyperwar: Conflict and Competition in the AI Century.”

Amir Husain

Board Member

Art Sellers is the Interim President & General Manager and is the VP of Operations for SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS). Art recently retired from the US Army after serving over 27 years as a career infantry officer. He spent his entire career in operational assignments, with over 12 years in the special operations community, 10 years in command billets at every level, and 5 years in combat deployments. Originally from Keokuk, Iowa, Art graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1995, the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 2006 as well as from the Naval War College in Newport, RI in 2018. He not only brings his leadership and warfighting reputation to SGS, but Art also provides relevant perspective from recent operational experiences, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and in response to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Additionally, he collaborated with private industry, Department of Defense entities, and the interagency to incorporate A.I. and machine learning into large scale operations and exercises. Art and his wife, Susan, have been married for 26 years and have two sons, ages 21 and 19, as well as a 17-year-old daughter and reside near Fort Bragg, NC.

Art Sellers

Interim General Manager/President

Hunzeker served in the Army for 35 years before retiring as Deputy Commander, United States Forces–Iraq. He commanded the 1st Infantry Division and the 5th U.S. Corps, both in U.S. Army Europe. Following his retirement from the Army, Hunzeker joined ITT Corporation as the Vice President of Government Relations for ITT Defense and Information Solutions. In April 2011, he was appointed president of Exelis Mission Systems, a business division of the ITT Corporate subsidiary, Exelis. In 2014, Mission Systems was established as a publicly-traded company, Vectrus, where Hunzeker served as Chief Executive Officer and President until his retirement in December 2016.

Lt. Gen. Ken Hunzeker (Ret.)

Board Member

General Allen is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general and former Commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces – Afghanistan. In 2014, Gen. Allen was appointed by President Barack Obama as special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).

General John R. Allen (Ret.)

Board Member

Decorated Leadership

At the helm of SGS are some of the most experienced and decorated leaders in government and national defense.

Create the Future of Defense With Us

SGS is excited to bring the value of AI to government and national security organizations through our partners program.
We partner with leading technology and government organizations to ensure operational readiness. Our partners span expertise in data science, engineering, and national security to help drive this mission forward.

Partner with SGS

Our end-to-end AI solutions are capable of ensuring operational readiness across a diverse set of missions. We’re thrilled to work together with other teams who share our mission.

Policies and Practices

Our values define the basic tenets on which we conduct business and how we measure and evaluate our decisions and actions. SGS’ strong ethical reputation is a critical asset and each of us shares a personal responsibility to protect, preserve, and enhance it.