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Congress must not abandon female Afghan soldiers who fought alongside us

January 15, 2023

Unless Congress or the Biden administration acts, U.S-trained female Afghan soldiers who fought alongside U.S. forces in Afghanistan and legally evacuated to the United States will lose their legal status by midyear…


Leveraging U.S. Capital Markets to Support the Future Industrial Network

January 12, 2023

by Joseph L. Votel, Francis A. Finelli, and Samuel Cole War on the Rocks Editor’s Note: This article is the result of a multi-track study at Business Executives for National…

Pilot closes hatch on F-22 fighter jet

Forging the Industrial Network the Nation Needs

January 12, 2023

Posted on June 24, 2022Op-ed by General Joseph Votel and James Hondo Geurts The National Interest The might of the U.S. industrial base over the last eighty years has served…

Event Recaps – January 05, 2023

January 5, 2023

On Thursday, January 5, 2023, General David H. Berger, 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, joined BENS for a virtual conversation as part of the Commander Series. Gen. Berger stated,…

Event Recaps – December 18, 2022

December 18, 2022

On Thursday, December 8th, at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta. With 50 in attendance, the largest gathering since COVID, the evening was filled with great conversations, reconnections, great food, and…

Event Recaps – December 11, 2022

December 11, 2022

On November 28 – 30th, a BENS delegation visited the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) New York Division. The visit included discussions with leadership, a tour of the Northeast Regional Laboratory,…

President Biden Announces Key Nominee

December 11, 2022

On December 5th President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate BENS member Michelle Giuda, Director of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue to serve as a Member…

Former Hytera Director Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge to Steal
Motorola DMR Trade Secrets, Says Exec Knew

December 11, 2022

Motorola Solutions, Inc., where BENS board member Mark Hacker is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Administrative Officer, has been involved in a 6-year fight to bring Hytera (a…

American Battery Factory Selects Tucson, Arizona As Site For Its First Battery Cell Gigafactory In United States

December 11, 2022

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and BENS member Paul Charles, President and CEO of American Battery Factory (ABF), announced on December 6, 2022, that Tucson, Ariz. has been selected as the…