NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 20:  The U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square sits nestled among skycrapers February 20, 2003 in New York City. "The Booth," as it is known to the recruiters who work there, has been a powerhouse recruiting center for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force since it opened as a permanent facility in 1950, and it is the busiest walk-in recruitment office in the country.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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August 14, 2022  |  BENS Executive Brief 
BENS Fall Forum-Gala-panelist
 Military Recruitment Woes Endanger National Security

Military Recruitment Woes Endanger
National Security

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The U.S. Made a Breakthrough Battery Discovery
— Then Gave the Technology to China

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China Lays Out Its Taiwan Plans in First Report
Under Xi Jinping

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Defying Fiscal Disruption: Defense Revenues
on Top 100 Continue to Climb, Despite Supply
Chain Turmoil

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Billionaires are Funding Massive Treasure Hunt
in Greenland as Ice Vanishes

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The Market Rewards Companies That Prioritize National Security

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PODCASTS

Championing Disruptive Technology and Its Value to the Department of Defense (DoD)

Retired three-star general VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations for the United States Air Force sat down with BENS hosts Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula to discuss her experiences as a career Air Force officer, and the pressing national security issues facing the country’s ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) efforts.

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MEMBER News

Greg Bowman

Deputy Defense Secretary Announces New Defense Business Board Members

BENS Member Greg Bowman, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development at Siemens Government Technologies is Appointed to the Defense Business Board.

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MEMBER SUBMITTED

Opinions expressed in the Executive Brief are those of the authors and do not represent policy positions of BENS.

Can Tech Reshape the Pentagon

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Can Tech Reshape the Pentagon
 

As Tensions Rise Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, Here’s What a US War With China Would Look Like

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Submitted by Edward Hochman

Tensions Rise Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit
 

The National Security Scorecard: Critical Technologies Edition

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National Security Scorecard
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Davos Brief

August 18 | Southeast
BENS Southeast hosts a luncheon and live stream discussion with BENS member Don Harkleroad. Don will update us on the discussion points that were covered at the 2022 Davos World Economic Forum.

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General John Raymond, US Space Force

August 19 | Texas
BENS Texas hosts a Houston luncheon discussion with General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force.

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Lt. Gen. Gregg Olson, USMC

August 24 | Washington, DC
BENS DC hosts Lieutenant General Gregg P. Olson, Director of the Marine Corps.

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USAF Research Lab

August 25 | Chicago
BENS Chicago hosts a Thursday, August 25th dinner discussion with U.S. Air Force guests, Mr. Timothy Sakulich, USAF Research Lab Executive Director, and Brigadier General (Dr.) John Andrus, USAF, 711 Human Performance Wing Commander. The conversation will highlight U.S. force modernization through warfighting technologies in air, space and cyberspace.

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Robert Greenway

August 31 | Texas
BENS Texas Dallas Luncheon discussion on the Abraham Accords and Middle East.

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BENS Southeast Dining Out

September 15 | Texas
BENS Southeast Dining Out, Atlanta. Save the Date: Registration link to come.

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James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary (VETS)

September 21 | Washington, DC
BENS DC Discussion with James D. Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development.

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Vice Admiral Mary Jackson, USN (Ret.)

September 22 | Southeast
Vice Admiral Mary Jackson, USN (Ret.) will join BENS SE for lunch and discussion followed by a Q&A on “The Navy’s Shore Enterprise, Leadership, and Risk.”

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Major General James Dawkins, Jr., USAF

September 29 | Dallas
BENS Texas Dallas luncheon discussion with Major General Andrew Gebara, USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base.

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Heino Klinck

Multiple Dates, Locations
BENS Texas luncheon discussions on China and the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party with Col Heino Klinck, USA (Ret.), Senior Associate, CSIS, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia.

REGISTER / October 5, Houston

REGISTER / October 6, San Antonio

REGISTER / October 12, Dallas

REGISTER / October 13, Austin

 
 

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