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Rebooting the Arsenal of Democracy

June 6, 2022

As war rages in Europe, citizens of the world’s democracies would be forgiven for wondering what went wrong. Just about three decades ago, the Soviet Union fell, and some proclaimed…

Building the Base episode 4: Steve Blank, Stanford University Adjunct Professor

June 6, 2022

Steve Blank is co-creator of the Lean Startup movement and has been part of, or co-founded, eight Silicon Valley startups in fields such as semiconductors, video games, personal computers and…

Armored vehicles travel a road during the Ukraine-Russia conflict

Congress of Vienna Redux: How the OSCE Can Foster Peace in Ukraine

June 4, 2022

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), like the Congress of Vienna before it, could help facilitate the creation of a new and more stable European security order.

Kellen Giuda Recognized in 101 Top Presidents in Mobile Apps Space

June 3, 2022

BENS member Kellen Giuda, Founder, President & CEO of American Military News, has been recognized for exceptional performance in the mobile apps space by Best Startup US. The publication tracks…

Michael D. Hankin Recognized in 101 Top Directors in Automotive Space

June 3, 2022

BENS Director Michael D. Hankin, President, CEO & Director of Brown Advisory, has been recognized for exceptional performance in the Automotive space by Best Startup US. The publication tracks over…

DoD-Commissioned Study Finds Major Shortcomings in Civilian Talent Management

June 2, 2022

The Defense Department’s non-uniformed workforce is comprised of some of the smartest people in the world. That might not be true forever. DoD’s current policies and practices for managing its…

Biggest Military Pay Raise in 20 Years may be Boosted Even More Because of Inflation Worries

June 2, 2022

Service members are in line for their biggest pay raise since 2003 next January, but lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether that will be adequate to keep military families in…

Not Built for Purpose: The Russian Military’s Ill-Fated Force Design

June 2, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a deeply flawed military operation, from Moscow’s assumptions about an easy victory, to a lack of preparation, poor planning, and force employment. Less attention has…

Biden Swears In First Female Coast Guard Commandant

June 1, 2022

Admiral Linda Fagan was sworn in Wednesday as the 27th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, making her the first woman to lead the military branch.  “Now we need to…