News & Insights

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BENS Member, Dan Holland

On May 3rd, BENS Boston member Dan Holland served as Co-Chairman of this year’s annual Boston College Finance Conference. Dan moderated a discussion with General James Mattis, former Secretary of Defense, retired four-star general,…

Chris Bollinger

BENS Member, Chris Bollinger

Chris Bollinger, a founding member of the Silicon Valley Defense Group, Senior Growth Lead at Palantir Technologies, and a national security technology SME for BENS, has joined Public Spend Forum’s Advisory Board.…

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BENS Member,  Ben Cheatham

On April 11th, BENS member Ben Cheatham, VP Microsoft, participated on a panel at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy on April 11th. The panel was titled: The Role of AI in National Security…

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Six BENS members

Six BENS members were selected and participated in the National Security Forum (NSF) at the Air War College. The National Security Forum specifically aims to foster a deeper understanding among civilian community…

Mary Boies

BENS Member, Mary Boies

On April 9th, BENS Director Mary Boies honored Renata Parras with the PenFed’s “Mary Boies Humanitarian Award” for providing legal services to ensure a safe future for Afghan women military allies. Mary Boies is also…

Hany Girgis

BENS member, Hany Girgis

BENS member Hany Girgis, Founder/Owner/Chairman of SkillStorm Commercial Services, LLC, earned the prestigious designation of VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer in the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. These awards acknowledge organizations…

IVLP Panel Discussion

BENS members Rob Palmer, Deborah Curtis, and Kevin Carroll joined a panel moderated by BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser

On May 1st, BENS members Rob Palmer, Deborah Curtis, and Kevin Carroll joined a panel moderated by BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser. They discussed the importance of public-private partnerships in security, as part of the Department of…

John Hurley

Member News, John Hurley

This week BENS Board member John Hurley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the The Stimson Center.


BENS Member, Brad Morrison

BENS member Brad Morrison has been appointed to the inaugural Texas Space Commission. This commission aims to solidify Texas’ standing as a key player in the national space industry.

Adam Blum

BENS Member, Adam Blum

BENS member Adam Blum has been appointed to the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.