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The Nature of Conflict is Changing

June 7, 2021

By Dr. Michael Capps, Dr. Anthony Vinci, and Lauren Bedula Private enterprise is now on the front lines of our nation’s security and winning in today’s era of Great Power…

President Biden signs legislation

The Covid Relief Bill is a Good Start, But What About the Next National Emergency?

March 15, 2021

With over 530,000 Americans dead from Covid-19, improvements in vaccine deployment, a massive relief bill and a presidential address are reasons for hope that we are now starting to turn…

3 Steps We Must Take Now to Prepare for the Next National Crisis

February 10, 2021

As we continue to confront the devastating toll of COVID-19, it’s hard to contemplate the next national crisis. But if we want any chance at beating it, we have to…

COVID 19 is a National Security Crisis:  We Need to Combat it that Way

February 1, 2021

What would one call a scenario that: crashed the economy; inflicted a multi-trillion dollar debt load on the national balance sheet; bankrupted businesses; caused record un-employment; hollowed out the heart…

Israeli PM Netanyahu receives a vaccination shot

Israel Has it Right: A Whole-of-Nation Approach Is Required to Fight the Coronavirus

January 24, 2021

Had the United States been attacked last year with a bio-weapon, such as weaponized Anthrax or Pneumonic Plague there is little doubt but that a unified national response would have…

Frontline healthcare personnel administer COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccinations: Israel Succeeds While America Struggles

January 17, 2021

As nations inoculate their citizens against COVID-19, disparate approaches to vaccine administration have produced starkly different outcomes. Comparing the efforts of the United States and Israel raises concerns about the…

We Can’t Keep this Crucial Foreign Investment Panel in the Dark

January 25, 2018

By: General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) & Ivan A. Schlager In 1988, Congress codified the creation of CFIUS, the little-known Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. CFIUS,…

Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move

March 1, 2017

Not Just Hardware: Equipping Tomorrow’s Military Requires New Process Not Just New Technology Lasers, drones, and artificial intelligence. The future is bright for brilliant minds working together to engineer the…

Cipher Op

May 11, 2015

By: General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (Ret.), President & CEO of BENS Topic: Nexus of Business & National Security Updated: May 11, 2015 The whole of the warring nations are…