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In-depth series featuring business and national security experts providing an insider’s perspective on today’s most vexing challenges facing our nation’s security.

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Building the Base Episode 20: Elissa Slotkin, Representative Michigan’s 7th Congressional District

In this week’s episode of Building the Base, Hondo and Lauren join Representative Elissa Slotkin of Michigan’s 7th District to...

BENS President and CEO, General Votel (Ret.) interviews BENS members for insights on national security trends and highlights public-private cooperation to solve security challenges.

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Episode 15: David Bonfili, ACME General Corp.

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS New York member, David Bonfili. David is CEO of ACME General Corporation, a consulting...

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Upcoming Events

HSI

MEMBERS ONLY – Trip to HSI

Located in Crystal City, VA and officially launched in 2019, the HSI Innovation Lab is the agency’s centralized hub for...
Murphy

Discussion on Information Warfare

Please join BENS members and guests for a luncheon discussion on information warfare with Brian Murphy, former Department of Homeland...
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Coffee Discussion with BENS DC Member Sam Meek, CEO & Co-Founder, Sandboxx and Tim Barrett, Assistant DNI, Strategic Communications

Please join fellow DC Member Sam Meek, CEO & Co-Founder, Sandboxx for a coffee/breakfast discussion Thursday, February 23 with Assistant...

Past Events

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MEMBERS ONLY – Dining Out with Salvatore Ferragamo

BENS Members are cordially invited to an exclusive dinner for our Winter BENS Dining Out event. Our honored guest will...
TX Event Invite Heino Klinck 2022

Luncheon Discussion on China and Xi Jinping after the 20th National Congress

The National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is a party congress that is held every five years. The National Congress is theoretically the...
TX Event Invite Heino Klinck 2022

Luncheon Discussion on China and Xi Jinping after the 20th National Congress

The National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is a party congress that is held every five years. The National Congress is theoretically the...