Michael A. Brown has joined SHIELD Capital as a Venture Partner. His guidance will bring proprietary deal-flow to the firm and seasoned management, industry expertise, and go-to-market leadership to SHIELD’s portfolio companies.
BENS Member Michelle Giuda
The Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue announced former Assistant Secretary of State and BENS member Michelle Giuda as its new Director. “I am pleased to welcome Michelle Giuda as the new Director of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue,” said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. “She has delivered results across both public and private sectors throughout her impressive career. Michelle is a transformational leader with the highest integrity and an unwavering commitment to the cause of freedom.”
BENS Member Calvin Butler
The Exelon Board has elected BENS board member Calvin G. Butler Jr., currently President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), to the role of president and chief executive officer as of Dec. 31, 2022. Butler also will join Exelon’s Board of Directors. The company recently promoted Butler and expanded his responsibilities as a step in the company’s leadership succession plans.
BENS Member John Driscoll
BENS board member John Driscoll has begun a new role as Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Healthcare at Walgreens Boots Alliance. He will oversee U.S. Healthcare for WBA as the company expands into larger, faster-growing profit pools that drive synergies across the care continuum.
In October a BENS delegation engaged with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.
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.
DHS-ODNI Public-Private Analyst Exchange Program (AEP) Application Deadline: November 14
The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence invite business leaders who are U.S. citizens to apply for the 2023 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP).
Applicants should return the completed application form, along with a resume or CV, and have their supervisors submit the completed supervisor endorsement form to AEP@hq.dhs.gov no later than 14 November 2022. Applicants without a supervisor can reply N/A.
Please do CC Issabelle Simoneaux from BENS, email@example.com, with your application — and reach out with any questions you may have.
Same Cloak and Dagger: Decoding How the People’s Republic of China uses Cyberattacks
This report underpins findings with more than a dozen case studies from the past decade, arming defenders with evidence to sharpen their insights. By understanding the conditions that ignite the People’s Republic of China (PRC) cyber offensives, organizations can better anticipate when, where, and how those attacks may occur—ensuring they are ready to defend against them.
Contact Hannah Beitler, Policy Associate, to submit content for consideration in this newsletter: HBeitler@bens.org
November 8 | Washington, DC A breakfast conversation with BENS President & CEO, retired Army General Joe Votel and Vice Admiral William Houston, Commander, Submarine Forces, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, Commander, Task Force 114, Commander, Allied Submarine Command.
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.
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.