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Video Profile from Ambassador Pyatt on Ukraine’s Military

March 6, 2022

On January 20, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt joined Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), on his trip to Khmelnytskyi, where U.S.…

Episode 12: Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS)

March 3, 2022

General Joseph Votel spoke with BENS DC member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS). Dr. Kiernan is a former Assistant Director of the ATF, where she…

Munich Security Conference: Closing the Defense Innovation Readiness Gap

February 27, 2022

For the past ten years, much like corporations, ministries of defense (MoDs) have reported innovation as one of their top priorities, citing it as a key driver of geopolitical standing…

Member Update: Jared Isaacman Commissions More Flights from SpaceX

February 14, 2022

BENS member Jared Isaacman—who led the 2021 Inspiration4 crew as the first all-private astronaut mission to orbit—has announced a privately funded space exploration program with SpaceX that aims to push…

Update to the BENS DHS Real Property Management Report

February 13, 2022

In 2016, BENS members produced a Management and Efficiency Report for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This report contained a series of eight recommendations specifically targeting DHS shared services…

General Joseph Votel on the State Secrets Podcast

February 7, 2022

In this episode Suzanne welcomes General Joseph L. Votel U.S. Army (Ret.) to the State Secrets podcast. Votel is now the President & CEO of the Business Executives for National…

Alex Gorsky Receives Distinguished Graduate Award of the West Point Association of Graduates

February 2, 2022

BENS is pleased to report that Alex Gorsky, CNRE Commissioner and Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has been recognized as a Distinguished Graduate of West Point. Gorsky graduated from…

US Dollar and Chinese Yuan currency and national flags

China’s Real Challenge is Not Military

January 31, 2022

Vladimir Lenin is popularly believed to have said that “the capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them.” Whether he actually said it or not, the quote aptly fits the situation with China. Since 2016, Apple alone is reported to have invested $275 billion in China. All the world’s iPhones are Chinese-made. …

Missiles in front of Iranian flag

How Iran is Winning, One Attack at a Time. 

January 26, 2022

This week, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a statement confirming that “U.S. forces at Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engaged two inbound…