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BENS Executive Brief
November 13, 2022 

   
Who Plays for the Red Team?

Wargaming Climate Change: Who Plays for the Red Team?

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MEMBER NEWS
   

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWLY ELECTED COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ramon Marks Ramon Marks, Chair of the Communications Committee
Kristi Rogers Kristi Rogers, Chair of the HR Practices and Compensation Committee
Sam Cole Sam Cole, At Large Member to the Executive Committee
   
PODCASTS
   

Gallagher Podcast

ICYMI: Building the Base Interviews Congressman Michael John Gallagher, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, our own Hondo Geurts and Lauren Bedula talk with Michael Gallagher, U.S. Representative for Wisconsin’s 8th District.

Congressman Gallagher touches on the role of increased automation in cutting edge technology, investing in the workforce, and the Pentagon’s procurement efforts. He highlighted the importance of collaboration between DoD and the Hill, especially enhancing our domestic infrastructure and abandoning our dysfunctional budget cycle.

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veterans day-nov 2022

This Veterans Day we hope you will consider supporting a veteran’s charity of your choice. If you are not familiar with an organization that does good work in the veteran’s space, we have provided the following links to national organizations that we know are meeting the needs of those with the physical and psychological wounds of war, families of the fallen, those transitioning from service to civilian life, as well as an organization that works in advocacy to advance legislative efforts to support the veteran community.

Home base The Honor Foundation
Iraq and Afghanistan VOA
   

MEMBER SUBMITTED

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

 

‘The Big One Is Coming’ and the U.S. Military Isn’t Ready

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Submitted by Ramon Marks

US Military Not Ready
 

Singapore Yard May Have Quit US Over Cost Overrun Fears On $1.8bn Order

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Submitted by Jeffrey Stone

Singapore yard may have quit US
 
THE WEEK’S BEST READS
   

In a First, Space Force Picks Private University as War College (Air Foce Times)

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Pentagon, Congress Have Trust Issues, Budget Reform Panel’s Lord Says (Defense News)

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China Seeks Economic Dominance Over the U.S. in Innovation, Production (Foreign Policy)

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China to Accelerate Transformation of Smart Manufacturing in Southern Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: Ministry (Global Times)

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CNP Unveils His Strategic Design: A Vision to Optimize Personnel Readiness (Navy.mil)

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How Agencies are Trying to Keep Early-Career Employees in Federal Jobs (Federal News Network)

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Entrepreneur Caught in the Middle of US-China Chip War (Wall Street Journal)

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US CFOs Ask Congress to Repeal Change to R&D Tax Rules (Wall Street Journal)

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Pentagon on Track to Award $9B Cloud Contract in December (Defense One)

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President Biden’s Leadership to Tackle the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad Galvanizes Unprecedented Momentum at Start of U.N. Climate Conference (COP27) (White House.gov)

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Sanctions on Russian Energy Loom Over Oil Market (Wall Street Journal)

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Ukrainian Forces Advance After Russia Orders Kherson Retreat (New York Times)

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BENS EVENTS
   

November 17 | Washington, DC
Discussion with James D. Rodriguez, U.S. DOL Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Workforce Development.

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Social Media’s Use by Extremists

November 17 | Houston
Social Media’s Use by Exremists.

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Latham Saddler Southeast Event

November 17 | Southeast
Join us for a luncheon with Latham Saddler where he will discuss the execution of national security policy, national security decision making from the White House national Security Council, greatest threats to the homeland, and much more.

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Luncheon discussion of the southern border with Todd Bensman

November 30 | Dallas
Luncheon Discussion of the Southern Border with Todd Bensman, Author, America’s Covert Border War: The Untold Story of the Nation’s Battle to Prevent Jihadist Infiltration.

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Brig Gen Tom Cosentino

December 1 | New York, NY
A BENS 2023 Look Ahead with BENS Chief Operating Officer, Brig. Gen. Tom Cosentino, US Army (ret.).

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The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives

December 5 | Washington, DC
A Conversation with The Honorable William J. Walker, Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

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Southeast Holiday Social 2022

December 8 | Southeast
Join us for a festive evening with friends at our Annual Southeast Holiday Social.

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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 / January 24, San Antonio

REGISTER / January 25, Houston

   
   

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