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Event Recaps – April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024

General Tim Ray, President and CEO of BENS, delivered a keynote address at the Motorola Global Headquarters in Chicago. Kicking off the event, Greg Brown, President and CEO of Motorola and…

BENS Member, Amy Sabin

April 8, 2024

For the third consecutive year, BENS member Amy Sabin, Managing Director and Wealth Manager at Steward Partners, has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors in…

Pacific problems: Why the US disagrees on the cost of deterring China

April 8, 2024

In 2020, Mac Thornberry wanted to answer two questions: How much is the U.S. spending to prevent a war with China, and is it enough?

The West Needs a War Footing

April 8, 2024

Two years after Russia invaded, Ukrainian forces are outgunned. Russia has a 6-to-1 ammunition advantage along the front lines. If this persists, Vladimir Putin’s ambitions will become a reality.

The Submarine Workforce Crisis: Admitting Realities and Restructuring Long-Term Strategy

April 8, 2024

“We have to build and sustain submarines in the next 15 to 17-plus years the same way we did in the ’80s with an industrial base that’s one-third the size.”…

State Department is launching an internal chatbot

April 8, 2024

The Department of State is rolling out a chatbot for internal use, in a move that the agency’s top IT official said is largely in response to employee requests for…

Biotech Matters: Great Data Competition and Interoperability with Allies and Partners

April 8, 2024

In the U.S.-China competition over biotechnology, America’s most powerful asset with untapped potential is data. Data are the foundation of discovery; data of adequate size, type, and diversity are necessary…

To reinvent itself, the US Air Force must go big on small drones

April 8, 2024

“The changing character of war is coming upon us,” said Gen. David W. Allvin, the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, warning, “The theater of war is going…

Tokyo in talks with Manila over sending troops to the Philippines

April 8, 2024

Tokyo and Manila have discussed deploying Japanese forces in the Philippines, as the countries near agreement on several security pacts aimed at boosting regional deterrence against China.