MEMBERS ONLY – Discussion w/Dr. Jason Rathje
March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
March 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST
Dr. Rathje will discuss how OSC intends to bridge the so-called “valley of death” that has long plagued the Pentagon’s ability to adopt new technology and keep pace with innovation. Established in December 2022, OSC will develop and execute strategies to increase private capital flow to companies developing critical technologies important to national security — things like artificial intelligence, biotech and quantum computing — and will work in partnership with other agencies across the federal government to accomplish that mission.
“We are in a global competition for leadership in critical technologies, and the Office of Strategic Capital will help us win that competition and build enduring national security advantages,” said Secretary Austin. “By working with the private capital markets and by partnering with our federal colleagues, OSC will address investment gaps and add a new tool to the Department’s investment toolbox.” The formation came after years of growing concern in the national security community about the wide availability of adversarial capital and the corresponding lack of trusted capital in critical technology sectors. The Defense Department has struggled to transition technology from the commercial sector to military users. Organizations like the Defense Innovation Unit and the Air Force’s AFWERX help create partnerships between these companies and the Pentagon, but OSC’s focus is on directing seed funding to increase investment in deep technology areas steeped in science and engineering advances.
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT – Contact Jennifer Giglio for information.
Discussion w/MG Jeff Schloesser
CANCELLED Due to a change in MG Schoesser’s schedule, this event has been cancelled. Please contact Matthew Elias with any questions. Luncheon discussion with MG Jeff Schloesser, USA (Ret.), of Bell on the Army’s Long Range Assault Aircraft program and the future of rotary wing military aircraft.
Members Only – Lunch w/General Ray
Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation with incoming BENS President and CEO, General Timothy M. Ray, USAF (Ret.) on Thursday, September 28th at the Harvard Club. This will be an opportunity for NY Metro members to meet with and hear directly from General Ray. General Ray retired from the United States Air Force in 2021 after 35+ years of service. His last tour of duty was as Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, where he led the nation’s Air…
Fall BENS Dining Out
Please join us for our annual BENS SE Fall BENS Dining Out (BDO) for an evening of great food and fellowship at Il Gialo Osteria & Bar (5920 Roswell Road, Suite B118, Sandy Springs, GA, 30328). You and your spouse/significant other are cordially invited to this highly anticipated event! Since space is limited, please RSVP as soon as possible. If you have any questions or issues, please let me know. We all look forward to seeing you and your spouse/significant…