News & Insights

BENS Competitiveness Council Releases Primer for Businesses on Great Power Competition

December 16, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY:December 16, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125nthompson@bens.org WASHINGTON, DC—The Competitiveness Council of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) has published a primer outlining how business leaders can advance U.S.…

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BENS Chairman Joins Panel Discussion on “Great Power Competition”

December 14, 2021

BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser appeared on the panel discussion “Great Power Competition” at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2021 Global Security Forum: Competing for the Future. Gerencser was joined by co-panelist…

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Episode 9: Sam Meek, CEO of Sandboxx

December 9, 2021

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS DC member Sam Meek, Co-Founder and CEO of Sandboxx, a military media platform based in Arlington, VA, with a mission to build content and technology…

Semiconductor Supply Chain: Latest Updates

December 3, 2021

Read our Semiconductor Supply Chain info series for the latest details on the proposed US Innovation and Competition Act, the forecasted impacts of chip shortage to the global auto industry,…

BENS Competitiveness Council Event with Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property

November 21, 2021

Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property recently joined BENS for an important conversation on the threat of corporate espionage and its role in Great Power…

Episode 8: Jonathon Evans, President and COO of Lithium Americas Corporation

November 8, 2021

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Southeast member Jonathan Evans. President and Chief Operating Officer of Lithium Americas Corporation (LAC); a company currently bringing to market two world-class lithium resources…

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Business Leaders Honor General John W. Raymond, Gwynne Shotwell With 2021 Eisenhower Awards

November 5, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 5, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125 nthompson@bens.org NEW YORK, NY—Members of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and guests from across the nation gathered Wednesday for…

Modernizing the Nuclear Triad: Decline or Renewal?

October 31, 2021

The United States is planning to modernize its strategic nuclear deterrent for the first time since the Cold War ended over thirty years ago. The deterrent comprises three main components,…

Episode 7: George Knost III, Owner and President of Arkel International

October 29, 2021

General Joseph Votel speaks with BENS Texas member George Knost III. Owner and President of Arkel International, an infrastructure and technical services company helping organizations, governments, and militaries work successfully…