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Event Recaps – August 6, 2023

August 6, 2023

BENS Washington, D.C. members visited The State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and their unique Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) for briefings and discussion by their Executives.

BENS Member, Dr. Kathleen Kiernan

July 30, 2023

BENS member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan has been unanimously appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA). IBIA is a the leading voice for the biometrics and…

Event Recaps – July 30, 2023

July 30, 2023

BENS Washington, D.C. members and guests from USSOCOM’s Civilian Leader Development Program, the Command’s flagship executive training program for civilian leaders across the Special Operations community took the opportunity to…

BENS Member, Mark Testoni

July 23, 2023

BENS Member Mark Testoni, former CEO of SAP National Security Services, has been appointed executive chairman at Arlington, Virginia-based professional services company cBEYONData.

BENS Southeast

July 16, 2023

This week, BENS Southeast members visited the Joint Special Operations University where they discussed mutual interests in the SOF Enterprise. The discussions and explorations focused on topics such as Emergent Tech for…

BENS member, General Tim Ray

July 9, 2023

On September 1st Retired U.S. Air Force General Tim Ray will succeed General Joe Votel, USA (Ret.) as President and Chief Executive Officer of Business Executives for National Security. “Please join me in welcoming…

BENS member, Sherif Wahby

July 2, 2023

BENS member, Sherif Wahby, Co-Founder of Bellator Recruiting Academy hosted General Joe Votel at the ELKO Speedway. Bellator is a Non-Profit whose mission is to transform the lives of veterans…

Event Recaps – July 02, 2023

July 2, 2023

General Votel and BENS WDC members participated in an important discussion with Ms. Jamie Kraut, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Asia in the Office of Terrorist…

BENS Member David McDonald

June 25, 2023

BENS Member David McDonald set sail aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle for thirteen days between Oslo and Helsinki. A highlight of the voyage was the Eagle’s arrival to…