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BENS Executive Brief
September 25, 2022 

 
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What Could Push China to Invade Taiwan

What Could Push China to Invade Taiwan

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MEMBER NEWS
 

BENS DC Member Dr. Michael Capps

 Dr. Michael Capps, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

BENS DC member Dr. Michael Capps, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diveplane, secures $25 million to grow its Machine Learning Operations (MLOps) platform.

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BENS Silicon Valley Member David Spirk

 Ex-DOD chief data officer David Spirk joins Palantir

BENS Silicon Valley member David Spirk, former Chief Data Officer at the Department of Defense, joins Palantir as a Senior Counselor. Spirk, will now advise Palantir and focus on helping its leadership grow the company’s government and international business.

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BENS TRIPS

US Ambassador Tsunis is Joined By a Delegation of BENS Members along with Hellenic National Defence General Staff Chief General Constantinos Floros as He Visits Alexandroupolis Port Authority in Greece.

US Ambassador Tsunis is Joined By a Delegation of BENS Members

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PODCASTS
 

Sue Gordon, Director at CACI International and former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Building the Base Interviews Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, BENS Senior Fellow, Hondo Guerts and BENS member, Lauren Bedula join Sue Gordon, Director at CACI International and former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, to discuss the future of the defense industrial network. One of the most promising avenues Sue highlighted was increased collaboration with the private sector, an area which has seen increased activity in part spurred on by the urgency of the Ukraine crisis.

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MEMBER SUBMITTED

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

Chinese Cargo-Data Network Poses Growing Risks, U.S. Analysis Says

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Submitted by Ramon Marks

Chinese Cargo-Data Network Poses Growing Risks, U.S. Analysis Says
 

Ukraine War Shows the US Military Isn’t Ready for War with China

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Submitted by Ed Kania

Ukraine War Shows the US Military Isn’t Ready for War With China
 

THE WEEK’S BEST READS

 

Pentagon Bedeviled by Recruitment Crisis as Solutions Prove Elusive

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Pentagon bedeviled by recruitment crisis
 
 

Intel Community, Awash in Data, Seeks In-Demand Talent to Make Sense of It

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Intel community
 
 

Ship Repair Delays Increased in 2022 Due to Labor, Material Challenges

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Ship repair delays increased in 2022
 
 

Executive Order Providing Guidance to CFIUS on Evolving National Security Risks

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Executive Order Providing Guidance
 
 

Ukraine Takes on Urgency at UNGA

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Ukraine Takes on Urgency at UNGA
 
 

Space Russia Weaponization of Gas Spurs Clean Energy Push to Secure Supply

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Russia Weaponization of Gas Spurs Clean Energy
 
 

Legendary Is America’s Cobalt Problem its Achille’s Heel?

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Is America’s Cobalt Problem Its Achilles’ Heel
 
 
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Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous Domination of 5G...

September 27 | Virtual
BENS Virtual Discussion with Jonathan Pelson,
author of Wireless Wars: China’s Dangerous
Domination of 5G and How We’re Fighting Back

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

September 27 | Austin
BENS member luncheon discussion on the effect on special forces of 20 years of constant war with former Deputy SOCOM Commander VADM Tim Szymanski USN (Ret.)

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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.

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Special Agent in Charge  David Walker

October 4 | Southeast
BENS Southeast Luncheon and Discussion with David Walker, Tampa FBI Special Agent in Charge.

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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 /October 12, Dallas

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Virtual Conversation with Lieutenant General Christopher T. Donahue

October 17 | Virtual
MEMBERS ONLY: Virtual Conversation with Lieutenant General Christopher T. Donahue, The Last American Soldier To Leave Afghanistan.

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BENS Virtual Discussion with Andy Milburn, CEO, The Mozart Group

November 1 | Virtual
BENS Virtual Discussion with Andy Milburn, CEO, The Mozart Group: On-the-ground assessment from Ukraine.

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Social Media’s Use by Extremists

Multiple Dates, Locations
Social Media’s Use by Exremists.

REGISTER /November 2, Austin

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REGISTER / November 17, Houston

 
 
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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