BENS Roundtable co-hosted by DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis

Join us for a BENS roundtable co-hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis. DHS I&A seeks to leverage BENS Member experience and expertise regarding effectively aligning business and government strategy and analyzing ways to refine and expand avenues of communication and cooperation. The Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) is…

US Military Strength and Readiness with Dakota Wood

BENS DC hosts Mr. Dakota Wood, editor of The Heritage Foundation's Index of U.S. Military Strength, for a discussion of the military's current state and its ability to perform its mission in today's complex security environment.

A Conversation with LtGen Gregg Olson, Director, U.S. Marine Corps

BENS DC hosts Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director of the Marine Corps on August 24th. LtGen Olson grew up in Cumberland, RI, Montreal, Quebec, and Westlake Village, CA, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1985. An infantry officer, LtGen Olson has an additional Military Occupational Specialty as an embarkation officer. LtGen…

Breakfast Discussion w/VADM William Houston

Please join BENS President & CEO, retired Army General Joe Votel for an important conversation over breakfast with Vice Admiral William Houston, Commander, Submarine Forces, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Commander, Task Force 114, Commander, Allied Submarine Command. Vice Adm. Houston is a native of Buffalo, New York and a graduate of the University of Notre…


Discussion with James D. Rodriguez, U.S. DOL Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development

Virtual - Microsoft Teams

BENS DC will host a virtual conversation on Thursday, November 17 as we host Mr. James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Labor's Assistant Secretary for Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development. In this conversation, we will explore the growing workforce development challenges, and insights and best practices of the Department of Labor for…



Located in Crystal City, VA and officially launched in 2019, the HSI Innovation Lab is the agency’s centralized hub for the development of new advanced analytics capabilities, tools and enhanced business processes for HSI. The Innovation Lab strives to create a framework to drive the development of innovative solutions for the agency by taking a…

BENS presents a coffee discussion on: Communications Opportunities and Challenges for the Intelligence Community

Sandboxx 4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 500, Arlington, Virginia, United States

Please join fellow DC Member Sam Meek, CEO & Co-Founder, Sandboxx for a coffee/breakfast discussion Thursday, February 23 with Assistant DNI, Strategic Communications, Timothy Barrett.  In this discussion, we will focus on strategic communication and information challenges for the intelligence community. Timothy Barrett transitioned from uniformed to career, civilian intelligence service in 2009, moving from…


Coffee Discussion on the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency

BENS National Office 1030 15th St NW, Suite 200 East, Washington, DC, United States

From the revolution to present day, our nation has witnessed the dedication of those who were willing to risk all for the sake of freedom. As we near Memorial Day, a time set aside for our nation to collectively pause and remember all those who have given their lives in service. Please join BENS members and guests at…


Space Force, Data, and Artificial Intelligence, a BENS DC Conversation with Major Gen. John Olson

BENS National Office 1030 15th St NW, Suite 200 East, Washington, DC, United States

Please join BENS for a luncheon conversation on the U.S. Space Force, data, and artificial intelligence with Major Gen. John Olson, the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations on Tuesday, May 23rd. We will discuss how data and AI are shaping the current and future battlespace as well as strategic competition with China…