Admiral Linda Fagan, Commandant, United States Coast Guard, October 6, 2022, New York City
In a message following the October 6, 2022 BENS event in New York City, Admiral Linda Fagan, Commandant, United States Coast Guard, said:
“Thank you BENS for your continued support and commitment to advancing national security. I truly appreciate the opportunity to connect and engage in meaningful dialogue surrounding talent management, technology, and the future of the U.S. Coast Guard.”
Honorable John K. Tien, Deputy Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, October, 12, 2022, Washington, DC
The Honorable John Tien, Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security visited with BENS members in Washington, DC. He discussed the Department’s priorities for protecting the nation while adapting to a threat landscape that has evolved substantially since the Department’s creation.
Lieutenant General Christopher T. Donahue, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, virtual, October, 17, 2022
Lieutenant General Christopher T. Donahue, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, spoke to a virtual BENS audience on October 12, 2022. He provided an overview of the Corps, its units and missions, and some current challenges facing the Army.
Ted Schlein, Chairman and General Partner Ballistic Ventures and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins
In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Ted Schlein, Chairman & General Partner, Ballistic Ventures and General Partner, Kleiner Perkins to discuss the future of the defense industrial network. Throughout the podcast, Ted touches on inefficiencies within the defense industrial base regarding its acquisition of cybersecurity technology. Ted highlighted that the government should not be playing the role of investor, but it should be finding out how to be a better partner and customer to contractors. To that end, faster and more efficient acquisition processes should be at the forefront of the DoD’s concerns.
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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.
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.