The Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), during a 10:00 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, March 24, at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina. The future USS Ralph Johnson honors Marine Corps Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during the Vietnam War. On March 5, 1968, in an observation post overlooking the Quan Duc Valley, Johnson used his body to shield fellow Marines from a grenade, absorbing the blast and dying instantly. The Charleston native had only been in Vietnam for two months when he was killed at the age of 19.
SparkCognition, an Austin, Texas-based artificial intelligence company, has formed a wholly owned AI subsidiary focused on government and national defense. SparkCognition Government Systems will deliver AI-based systems to government agencies to help them address national security needs and improve operations through data analysis, application of prescriptive and predictive analytics, autonomy technology deployment and use of natural language processing to facilitate unstructured data processing.
A new LexisNexis Risk Solutions report examined the global cyber threat landscape between July 2019 and December 2019 and found a year-over-year growth rate of 56 percent in attacks targeting mobile transactions compared with a growth rate of 23 percent for desktop attacks.