Discussion with BENS President and CEO, General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.)

Washington, DC – Discussion w/General VotelTuesday, March 8, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMTime Zone: America/New_YorkLocal Time: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMPlease join BENS President & CEO, retired Army General Joseph Votel on Tuesday, March 8, for a BENS Update and an introduction of Vice Admiral Andrew (Woody) Lewis, USN (Ret.) as our new…


Discussion w/Lt Gen Mary O’Brien – Washington, DC

Lt Gen O'Brien looks forward to discussing how the Air Force's intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations enterprise is accelerating change in Information Warfare. She will focus on the key capabilities, training, and experience needed to position the Air Force for strategic competition and integrated deterrence while also preparing for a future high-end conflict


Challenges and Opportunities in the Defense Budget, with Todd Harrison

Join BENS for a conversation on Thursday, April 28 as we host Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis and the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Security. Todd will discuss his perspective on the FY 2023 defense budget, DoD’s strategic priorities in the FY23 request, and long-term challenges and opportunities in…

Luncheon Discussion with Duyane Norman: Disruption in the Intelligence Community

BENS DC hosts Duyane Norman for a luncheon discussion on the need for disruption in the Intelligence Community. Duyane Norman is a retired member of CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, having served 28 years in the Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Science and Technology.  He is an author and speaker within the Intelligence Community on…


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…