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BENS Executive Brief
November 6, 2022 

   
NIST Announces New Internet of Things Advisory Board

NIST Announces New Internet of Things Advisory Board

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MEMBER NEWS
   

 Michael A. Brown has joined Shield Capital

BENS Member Mike Brown

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.

   

 former Assistant Secretary of State Michelle Giuda

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 board member Calvin G. Butler Jr

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 board member John Driscoll

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.

   
BENS EVENT
   

BENS delegation engaged with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

In October a BENS delegation engaged with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia.

   
PODCASTS
   

Gallagher Podcast

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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MEMBER ACTIVITY/PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY
   

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, isimoneaux@bens.org, with your application — and reach out with any questions you may have.

CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM APPLICATION & OVERVIEW >

   

MEMBER SUBMITTED

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

 

What Happened When the U.S. Military Played ‘Shark Tank’

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Submitted by Mark Gerencser

When the U.S. Military Played ‘Shark Tank’
 

Ukraine and the Cuban Missile Crisis: What Would JFK Do?

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Submitted by Ramon Marks

Ukraine and the Cuban Missile Crisis:
 

Every State But One Uses Federally Banned Foreign Tech, Report Says

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Submitted by Kristi Rogers

Banned Foriegn Tech
 

There’s Lithium in them thar Hills – But Fears Grow Over US ‘White Gold’ Boom

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Submitted by Rhonda Germany Ballintyn

There’s Lithium in Them Thar Hills
 

Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Report of Threats to Cleared Industry

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Submitted by Pete Dordal

Targeting U.S. Technologies: A Report of Threats to Cleared Industry
 
REPORT: BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON
   

China Cyber Report

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.

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THE WEEK’S BEST READS
   

How Agencies Can Close Security Gaps with Digital Twins (Federal News Network)

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US Sending Satellite Antennas to Ukraine After Musk’s Starlink U-turn (C4ISRNET)

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How Military Services are Modernizing Edge Computing to Assist Warfighter Needs (FedScoop)

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Ukraine Looks for Opportunity Amid Titanium Supply-Chain Crisis (Wall Street Journal)

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Russian Shelling Forces Ukraine Nuclear Plant to Run on Backup Generators (Wall Street Journal)

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It’s Official: Space Force Sets Sights on Smaller Satellites (Defense One)

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North Korea Covertly Sending Artillery to Russia, White House Says (Military Times)

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Defense Companies Still Await Boost from Pentagon’s Arming of Ukraine (Wall Street Journal)

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Survey: As agencies turn to hybrid work, many feds want more remote options (Federal News Network)

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Poland Chooses US to Build its First Nuclear Power Plant (Washington Post)

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Army Diving ‘Headfirst’ Into SBOMs to Secure Software Supply Chain (Federal News Network)

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Taiwan, Missiles, and Spying Set to be China’s New Priorities Under New Xi Term (Washington Post)

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BENS EVENTS
   
Vice Admiral William Houston

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.

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former SOCOM Deputy Commander VADM Tim Szymanski, USN (Ret.)

November 9 | Dallas, Texas
Luncheon discussion on the impact of 20 years of constant war on our Special Forces with Former Deputy SOCOM Commander VADM Tim Szymanski, USN (Ret.)

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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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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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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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