BENS member Greg Bowman has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Siemens Government Technologies, where he previously served as Chief Innovation Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development.
Boston Members Host General Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command
On January 26th, General Andrew P. Poppas, Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command, met with BENS members in Boston to discuss readiness, modernization, recruiting and retention, and the safety and manning of the Total Army Force.
Rep. Rich McCormick
On January 25, BENS Chief Operating Officer, Brigadier GenneralTom Cosentino, USA (Ret.) met with Representative Rich McCormick (R-GA), who was recently named to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Committees. Dr. Rich McCormick is a decorated veteran and Emergency Room physician, who proudly serves the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.
BENS Chicago Welcomes The Consulate General of Israel the Midwest
The Consulate General of Israel the Midwest hosted BENS Chicago for a private meeting to discuss the strategic US-Israel relationship. BENS Member, John Geiringer lead the conversation and highlighted the recent Israeli resilience training that the Illinois National Guard underwent.
Elissa Slotkin, Representative Michigan’s 7th Congressional District
In Episode 20 of the BENS’ Building the Base podcast Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 7th District joins us to discuss the future of the defense industrial network. She advocates for faster government acquisition and contracting cycles of emerging technologies to sustain an edge over our international competitors and, she hopes to continue to encourage inter-agency cooperation.
BENS Summary of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
The FY23 NDAA authorizes $858B for national defense. The FY23 Omnibus Bill also appropriated $858B for defense spending. The BENS team has summarized some of the key legislative provisions of relevance to BENS.
CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (CSIS) CONGRESSIONAL BRIEF
Empty Bins in a Wartime Environment: The Challenge to the U.S. Defense Industrial Base
According to the results of a series of CSIS war games, the United States would likely run out of some munitions—such as long-range, precision-guided munitions—in less than one week in a Taiwan Strait conflict.
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Multiple Dates, Locations: Discussion on Information Warfare Please join BENS members and guests for a luncheon discussion on information warfare with Brian Murphy, former Acting Under Secretary for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, and currently Vice President for Strategic Operations at Logically.
Multiple Dates, Locations BENS Texas luncheon discussion on America’s Nuclear Triad with Patty-Jane Geller, Senior Policy Analyst for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense.
This week, Tuskegee University announced that alumnus and BENS Board member Gregory S. Nixon will receive the Inaugural Booker T. Washington Award in Philanthropy. Recipients of this award are recognized for their…