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We match the best talent in business together with senior national security leaders to apply best practices and cutting-edge ideas to solve some of the Nation's most complex and pressing national security challenges.

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We are a nationwide network of elite business leaders who are united in the belief that private-sector expertise can assist the national security enterprise to ensure that the United States remains secure.  We are a trusted nonpartisan nonprofit with 40 years of experience bringing pro-bono private-sector executive talent to partner with the government’s national security agencies.

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In-depth series featuring business and national security experts providing an insider’s perspective on today’s most vexing challenges facing our nation’s security.

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Building the Base Episode 16: The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Undersecretary of...

BENS President and CEO, General Votel (Ret.) interviews BENS members for insights on national security trends and highlights public-private cooperation to solve security challenges.

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Episode 15: David Bonfili, ACME General Corp.

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS New York member, David Bonfili. David is CEO of ACME General Corporation, a consulting...

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Upcoming Events

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Annual Southeast Holiday Social

Join us for a festive evening with friends, great food, and an open bar. Please bring your significant other and...
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Army-Navy Game Watch Party

Please join BENS NY Metro for our inaugural Army-Navy Game watch party at Stout Grand Central on Saturday, December 10th....
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A Conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives

Join BENS DC for an in-person conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of...

Past Events

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BENS 2023 Look Ahead w/Tom Cosentino

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with BENS’ Chief Operating Officer, Brigadier General Tom Cosentino, USA (Ret.), at the...
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Luncheon discussion of the southern border with Todd Bensman

Luncheon discussion on the US Southern Border and America's Covert Border War w/Todd Bensman, author of the new book "America's...
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Social Media’s Use by Extremists

HOUSTON - Luncheon discussion on how extremists from all ideologies use social media and how social media by design abets...