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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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...

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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Championing Disruptive Technology and Its Value to the Department of Defense (DoD)

Retired three-star general VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson sits down to discuss her experience in the armed forces and pressing national security...
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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: William J. Walker

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...
event invitation: Davos 2022 Debrief

Debrief: Davos 2022 World Economic Forum w/Don Harkleroad

BENS SE Member Don Harkleroad will once again provide us with a debrief from this years Davos World Economic Forum...
event invitation: Gen. John Raymond, US Space Force

Houston Luncheon with General John Raymond, USSF

BENS Texas hosts General John W. "Jay" Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, for luncheon discussion on...

Past Events

event invitation: Vayl Oxford

Vayl Oxford, DTRA

BENS NY Presents a Virtual Discussion with Vayl Oxford, Director- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
event invitation: Bill Priestap and Holden Triplett

Bill Priestap and Holden Triplett

BENS discussion on how the business world is being transformed by nation-state threat competition and its weapon of choice, espionage,...
event invitation: Gen. Timothy Ray, US Air Force

Gen. Timothy Ray, USAF

BENS NY Presents a Virtual Discussion with General Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command