Bringing Business Expertise to Keep America Safe

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.

Who We Are

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.

Sue Gordon - National Security Advisor

Building the Base episode 11: The Honorable Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Sue is currently the Director at CACI International which provides the unique expertise and distinctive technology that address customers’ greatest...

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...
Nate Morris

Rubicon on Track to Close $1.7B SPAC Deal, Go Public this Month Following Favorable Shareholder Vote

BENS board member and CEO of Rubicon Technologies Nate Morris is expected to soon go public, following favorable results in a Tuesday vote by shareholders of Founder SPAC to merge...
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Happy Independence Day from BENS

On this most American of holidays, we celebrate the birth of the greatest country on earth. The Declaration of Independence was an audacious statement in 1776, issued and adopted by...

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Upcoming Events

event invitation: Jonathan Pelson

BENS Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Pelson, author of Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G and How We’re Fighting Back

Join us for a virtual discussion with Jonathan Pelson, author of Wireless Wars: China's Dangerous Domination of 5G and How...
TX Szymanski 2022

Discussion with Former Deputy SOCOM Commander VADM Tim Szymanski, USN (Ret.)

BENS Texas is pleased to present an Austin conversation on the impact of 20 years of constant war on our...

Luncheon Discussion with Major General Andrew Gebara, USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force

BENS Dallas, Texas will host a discussion with Major General Andrew Gebara, USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global...

Past Events

VADM Mary Jackson

BENS Southeast Luncheon and Discussion with VADM Mary Jackson, USN (RET.)

Mary will join BENS for lunch and a discussion and Q&A on “The Navy’s Shore Enterprise, Leadership, and Risk.” After...
event invitation: James Rodriguez

Discussion with James D. Rodriguez, U.S. DOL Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development

BENS DC will host a conversation on Wednesday, September 21 as we host Mr. James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of...
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Virtual Breakthrough Energy Presentation

A forward-leaning conversation on U.S. energy security with experts from the clean energy accelerator, Breakthrough Energy. Founded by Bill Gates,...