Crisis24, a GardaWorld company championed by BENS Board member Pete Dordal as President, announced it is the recipient of two Platinum 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards from American Security Today for its innovative security solutions. Crisis24 was selected for its leading Actionable Risk Management Methodology and Crisis Management Solutions.
A few days before Mr. Xi’s summit with President Biden, Beijing dispatched a delegation of senior policy advisers and business executives to New York to meet with a U.S. counterpart group set up by BENS member Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, one of the most successful American businessmen in China.
On November 21st, General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, visited BENS Members in Chicago. GEN Hokanson discussed that with long-term and multiple deployments to combat theaters since the terror attacks of 9/11, Guardsmen and women have tirelessly served on the front lines at both home and abroad. They have helped evacuate and resettle Afghan refugees, vaccinated millions of Americans, and are training members of Ukraine’s armed forces in Germany while providing them materiel support as well…all while responding to persistent, record-breaking natural disasters in states around the US.
On November 14-16th, a BENS delegation visited USCG District7 and HSI Miami.
The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join The Honorable Ellen M. Lord, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, to discuss the future of the defense industrial network. Ellen emphasizes that commercial technology is becoming increasingly important to the warfighter. To that end, the DoD must have the capability to immediately grant a contract when they find a technology that fits a critical need.
This week, BENS members supported a workshop led by the Navy’s Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) initiative, involved stakeholders from across the Navy. BENS members supported the discussion by bringing both subject matter expertise and a business perspective to the table. BENS is continuing engagement with the U.S. Navy on its maintenance modernization initiative and hopes to provide more opportunities to contribute to this important effort.
ADVISORIES AND EXTERNAL EVENTS
WEBINAR | DECEMBER 7, 2022
Crisis24 Annual Global Risk Forecast 2023: A Look Beyond the Horizon
Global risk intelligence leaders will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 7 that highlights Crisis24’s subject matter expertise with an in-depth analysis of key trends and events most likely to disrupt operations in the next 6-12 months.
CISA and FBI are releasing this Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) providing the suspected Iranian government-sponsored actors’ tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) and indicators of compromise (IOCs) to help network defenders detect and protect against related compromises.
Summary of the Terrorism Threat to the United States
This NTAS Bulletin provides the public with information about the threat landscape facing the United States, how to stay safe, and resources and tools to help prevent an individual’s radicalization to violence. The public should report any suspicious activity or threats of violence to local law enforcement, FBI Field Offices, or a local Fusion.
December 7 | Washington, DC A conversation with Lt. Gen. Dagvin “Dag’” Anderson, the Director for Joint Force Development (J7). Dag and his team support the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in advancing the operational effectiveness of the current and future joint force across six functional areas: Doctrine, Education, Concept Development & Experimentation, Training, Exercises, and Lessons Learned.
NOTE:We will utilize a hybrid model for this session, with Lt. Gen. Anderson coming to the DC Office.
December 10 | New York, NY Please join BENS NY Metro and our partners the New York Council Navy League for our inaugural “Army-Navy Game Watch Party” at Stout Grand Central. Families and guests are welcome and encouraged.
December 13 | Virtual (Members Only) Virtual (Members Only) discussion with Dr. Tymofiy Mylovanov, the Former Ukrainian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture to discuss the Ukraine’s other frontline – It’s Economy.
December 13 | Holiday Open House Join us to put some jingle in your jangle! Finalizing 40 years of festive fun with the return of BENS’ DC Holiday Open House, we are looking forward to an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, bubbly beverages, and captivating conversations!
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.
BENS Member Mark Shenkman, Founder and President of Shenkman Capital Management was honored with the Museum of American Finance’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in the investment industry.