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May 22, 2022  |  BENS Executive Brief
   
BENS website

We are excited to announce the launch of our new BENS website! The updated bens.org provides more dynamic and visually appealing content and timely showcasing of the great work being done organization-wide. You will note the introduction of a new blog for expert commentary, a dedicated home for our expanding podcasts, interactive features for exploring BENS publications, expanded content for the government partner audience, and much more. Please enjoy exploring the new bens.org and visit regularly!

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THE WEEK’S BEST READS

Nations Aim to Secure Supply Chains by Turning Offshoring Into ‘Friend-Shoring’

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Nations Aim to Secure Supply Chains by Turning Offshoring Into ‘Friend-Shoring’
 

Digital Transformation Is a Cultural Problem,
Not a Technological One

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Digital Transformation Is a Cultural Problem, Not a Technological One
 

Could Ukraine Offer a Template for Better
US-Gulf Security Relations?

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Could Ukraine Offer a Template for Better US-Gulf Security Relations?
 
MEMBER HONORED
Power 100

Bruce Mosler Honored by The Commercial Observer’s 2022 Power 100 Ranking in NY Real Estate

BENS Chairman Emeritus Bruce Mosler, Chairman of Global Brokerage & the Veterans Initiative Program at Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., has been recognized as one of the 100 most important people in commercial real estate by The Commercial Observer in its annual rankings for 2022.

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FEATURED EVENT
Eyes of the World

78th Anniversary of D-Day Recognition

BENS members have been invited by the New York Historical Society and the American Battle Monuments Commission to join them on June 4th, for a production of The Eyes of the World: From D-Day to VD Day, at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Opera House. This multimedia musical event brings the final 11 months of the War in Europe to life, through the letters, photographs and reportage of Ernest Hemingway, Robert Capa, Vogue-model-turned-photojournalist Lee Miller, and a young American Intelligence Officer. The production features a 58-piece orchestra, top Broadway stars (Hamilton, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Aladdin) and music from the era, conducted by Hamilton’s Ian Weinberger. The show will be followed by a reception in the Hall of Nations. To purchase tickets online, via the Kennedy Center, please use: https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/theater/2021-2022/eyes-of-the-world-r/.

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China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets, Eyeing Western Sanctions on Russia 

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China Insists Party Elites Shed Overseas Assets, Eyeing Western Sanctions on Russia
 

US Readying an Arms-Aid Package to
Wean India Away from Russian Weapons

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US Readying an Arms-Aid Package to Wean India Away from Russian Weapons
 

Hydropower is 53% of the Renewable
Energy Supply in the West. Drought is
Slowing Down Production.

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Hydropower is 53% of the Renewable Energy Supply in the West. Drought is Slowing Down Production.
 

Coast Guard Academy Graduates
its First Cyber Majors

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Coast Guard Academy Graduates its First Cyber Majors
 

Pentagon Tech Chief Wants an ‘All in One’ Sensor

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Pentagon Tech Chief Wants an ‘All in One’ Sensor
 

MEMBER SUBMITTED

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

FBI Releases Movie on China’s Plan
to Steal US Technology

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Submitted by Kellen Guida

FBI Releases Movie on China’s Plan to Steal US Technology
 

Iran: Time to Avoid Another Failed US Policy

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Member-authored by Raphael Benaroya

Iran: Time to Avoid Another Failed US Policy
 
RETROSPECTIVE

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Looking Back at BENS Throughout
the Years

We are celebrating BENS’ 40th anniversary throughout 2022 with a Retrospective series. Take a look back at BENS events, projects, and artifacts over the years!

This week: the 2012 BENS Staff Ride at Gettysburg.

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HAVE AN ARTICLE FOR EXECUTIVE BRIEF?

Contact Hannah Beitler, Policy Associate, to submit content for consideration in this newsletter:
HBeitler@bens.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS
LTG Neil Thurgood

May 25 | Texas
BENS TX Dallas luncheon discussion on hypersonic weapons with LTG Neil Thurgood, USA, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space, and Rapid Acquisition of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.

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Col. Chris Kolenda

June 1 | Southeast
BENS Southeast hosts Christopher Kolenda at the Buckhead Club for a luncheon discussion “Learning from the Afghanistan Failure: 3 Strategies to Help your Business Succeed.”

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Duyane Norman, Disruption in the Intel Community

June 2 | Washington, DC
Join BENS members and guests on Thursday, June 2, as we host Duyane Norman for a luncheon discussion on the need for disruption in the Intelligence Community.

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Ambassador Henry Wooster

June 7 | National
BENS hosts a virtual discussion with U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Henry T. Wooster. Join us as Ambassador Wooster discusses the geostrategic importance of Jordan to the United States and the opportunities it holds for the future.

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Bradley Benavides, FBI

June 8 | National
BENS hosts a virtual discussion on the risks of IP theft from China, with Bradley Benavides, Acting Assistant Director, Counterintelligence Division, FBI.

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big data

June 9 | Washington, DC
BENS DC is co-hosting a roundtable with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis, to discuss effectively aligning business and government strategy and analyzing ways to refine and expand avenues of communication and cooperation.

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General Edward Daly, USA

June 14 | New York
BENS New York hosts a luncheon discussion with Gen. Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Gen. Daly looks forward to talking about modernizing processes, equipment, and workforce, as well as the information technology behind data and cyber systems.

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visit to JSOU

June 29 | Southeast
Save the Date: BENS Southeast visit to Joint Special Operations University at MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL. Registration details coming soon.

 
 

To submit an article for consideration in an upcoming BENS Executive Brief, email Hannah Beitler.
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