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COVID 19 is a National Security Crisis:  We Need to Combat it that Way

February 1, 2021

What would one call a scenario that: crashed the economy; inflicted a multi-trillion dollar debt load on the national balance sheet; bankrupted businesses; caused record un-employment; hollowed out the heart…

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BENS to Release Commission Report on ‘Whole of Nation’ Approach to National Emergencies

January 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 25, 2021 Contact: Nate Thompson (202) 296-2125 NThompson@bens.org WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) will publicly release the final report of its Commission on the National…

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Israel Has it Right: A Whole-of-Nation Approach Is Required to Fight the Coronavirus

January 24, 2021

Had the United States been attacked last year with a bio-weapon, such as weaponized Anthrax or Pneumonic Plague there is little doubt but that a unified national response would have…

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Israel Succeeds While America Struggles

January 17, 2021

As nations inoculate their citizens against COVID-19, disparate approaches to vaccine administration have produced starkly different outcomes. Comparing the efforts of the United States and Israel raises concerns about the…

Consulting Executive Mark J. Gerencser Begins Chairmanship of Leading Security Organization

January 11, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 11, 2021 Contact:Nate Thompson(202) 296-2125 nthompson@bens.org WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) has announced a leadership change as Mark J. Gerencser begins his term as chairman…

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Business Leaders Honor Gina Haspel, Michael Crow, Michael Roman with 2020 Eisenhower Awards

October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC—More than 200 leaders and guests across the nation joined Business Executives for National Security (BENS) Wednesday for its virtual presentation of the fall 2020 Eisenhower Awards. The event…

BENS Offers Fresh Approach for Managing National Security Talent

May 13, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 13, 2020 CONTACT: James Whitaker202-481-1148jwhitaker@bens.org Washington, D.C. – Business Executives for National Security (BENS) today releasedTalent Management: A Strategy for Great Power Competition, a report offering bestpractices…

General Joseph Votel on US Military Challenges in the Middle East

April 22, 2020

MEI Distinguished Senior Fellow Joseph Votel, a retired four-star general in the Army and former commander of U.S. Central Command, joins host Alistair Taylor to discuss the challenges facing American…

General Joseph Votel Appointed President & CEO of BENS

July 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 8, 2019 CONTACT: James Whitaker202-481-1148jwhitaker@bens.org Washington, D.C. – Retired U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel has been appointed the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the…