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Gen Ray and a BENS delegation traveled to Stuttgart, Germany, for meetings with USAFRICOM leadership, and then to Benin and Cote d’Ivoire in Africa. They met with sr. government, military, and business leaders, as well as US defense and diplomatic representatives in both countries. Collaborating closely with USAFRICOM, the US Department of State, and others, BENS will produce a formal report offering business-informed insights and recommendations for US government stakeholders.

On Wednesday, January 3rd, BENS hosted Secretary Frank Kendall of the Air Force, where members gave him direct feedback as he develops the Air Force’s strategy for Great Power Competition. The discussion focused on AI’s role in air superiority, modernization needs, and budgetary constraints affecting the Service’s ability to surpass geostrategic competitors.

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With three full months left in the fiscal year for military recruiting, the services already are developing a sense of whether they’ll make their target recruiting mission or end up short.

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BENS Member, Michelle Giuda

At the recent “CHIPS for America: Execute for Global Success” Summit, held at the U.S. Senate, BENS Member Michelle Giuda, CEO of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue,…

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Event Recap-July 15, 2024

Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward, author of China’s Vision of Victory and The Decisive Decade, recently joined BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser for an engaging fireside chat focused on how to revitalize US and allied economic…

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