The National WWII Museum recently elected New York member Fleur Harlan to their Board of Trustees. 2023 is a big year for the Museum with the anticipated completion of its long-planned physical expansion, including the opening of Liberation Pavilion, its final exhibition hall, and the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground.
BENS Chicago member John M. Geiringer, Regulatory Section Leader of the Financial Institutions Group at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP law firm recently published Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Law and Policy. Written by leading experts with extensive real-world experience, this book is a comprehensive overview of the key legal tools and strategies used to counter the financing of terrorism. It provides essential information on the roles of government agencies and the private sector, and discusses the laws, typologies, cases, and guidance involved in combatting this dynamic challenge.
BENS DC member James Schenck, President & CEO of PenFed, joined community and business leaders along with The PenFed Foundation on September 12 to raise $1 million to support veterans and the military community at the 19th annual Military Heroes Golf Classic.
The Defense Ministry of Georgia will host its 3rd Annual Cyber Security Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia on October 17/18, 2022. The Substantial NATO-Georgia Package (SNGP) — which is tasked with strengthening Georgia’s ability to defend itself and advance in its preparations for NATO membership – is working with the US Embassy there to recruit the participation of American companies in this event. Ambassador Kelly Degnan has reached out to BENS to invite our members with cyber expertise to take part as panelists.
Attended by representatives of NATO and numerous partner countries, this year’s conference will focus on “Critical Information Infrastructure Protection as a Vital Component of Cyber Security.” Discussions for which they are seeking panelists include: Cyber Dimensions of Modern Conflict; Public Private Partnership – Trust Based Cooperation; Cyber Command – Best Practices in Defence Domain; NATO-EU-GEO Cyber Partnership; and Crafting National Cyber Resilience.
If you or another colleague from your company might be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Isabelle Simoneaux for more information and to be connected to the embassy team.
Senate Advances $6.5 Billion Taiwan Military Aid Bill
September 29 | Dallas BENS Texas Dallas luncheon discussion with Major General Andrew Gebara, USAF, Commander, Eighth Air Force, and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Barksdale Air Force Base.
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.
This week, Tuskegee University announced that alumnus and BENS Board member Gregory S. Nixon will receive the Inaugural Booker T. Washington Award in Philanthropy. Recipients of this award are recognized for their…