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Coast Guard Wants $1.6 Billion Extra to Hasten Modernization Projects

April 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released a $1.57 billion wish list to lawmakers that prioritizes “rebuilding operational capability” as the service continues a hefty modernization push to enable more…

Event Recaps – March 26, 2023

March 26, 2023

A select BENS Member delegation traveled to Norfolk, Virginia as guests of US Navy’s Fleet Forces Command. Our Members visited a variety of shipyards and drydocks and attended a series…

BENS Member Mark Shenkman

March 26, 2023

BENS Member Mark Shenkman, Founder and President of Shenkman Capital Management was honored with the Museum of American Finance’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding career in the investment industry.

South Korea, U.S. to Hold Largest Live-Fire Drills Amid North Korea Tension

March 26, 2023

SEOUL, March 22 (Reuters) – South Korean and U.S. forces will hold their largest-ever live-fire exercises in June in a show of force to North Korea, which has ratcheted up…

Korea and Japan Try and Try Again for a Reset

March 26, 2023

TOKYO – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s recent visit to Japan took an often backward-facing relationship and reset it looking forward, at least for the time being. The US was…

Central Command’s Big Technology Bets

March 26, 2023

On this episode, Ryan sat down with Schuyler Moore, the chief technology officer for U.S. Central Command, to discuss how it is planning to fight and win the next war…

Pentagon Teams Up with SBA to Sweeten the Pot for Tech Investments

March 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon controls spy satellites, special operators and nuclear weapons, but there’s one thing it can’t do that 118 other government offices can: run a federal credit program, using…

The SVB Collapse shows U.S. Vulnerabilities Amid Great Power Competition

March 26, 2023

Bank failures in the United States happen more often than one might think. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, there have been 563 bank failures in the United States between 2001-March…

‘Up Our Game’: The Pentagon’s 3 Strategies to Shore Up Munitions Stockpiles

March 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — With demand for munitions in Ukraine only increasing and NATO members expressing fears about their own stockpile levels, Pentagon planners last week laid out a three-pronged approach to keeping US munition stocks…