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North Korean Leader Urges Greater Nuclear Weapons Production in Response to a ‘New Cold War’

October 1, 2023

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for an exponential increase in production of nuclear weapons and for his country to play a larger role…

DOD Is Taking Steps to Shore Up Industrial Workforce

October 1, 2023

Keith DeVries, managing director of manufacturing technology for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, said manufacturers’ demand for skilled workers is projected to grow significantly over the next few…

Pentagon Acquisition Chief LaPlante Focused on Boosting Manufacturing

October 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s acquisition chief said manufacturing needs to be at the top of mind for the U.S. armed services as they look to increase munitions inventories in the…

Plans for Poland’s First Nuclear Power Plant Move Ahead as US and Polish Officials Sign an Agreement

October 1, 2023

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and U.S. officials signed an agreement Wednesday in Warsaw to move forward with the construction of Poland’s first nuclear power plant as part of an…

New SEC Rules Add Challenges in Uncertain Cyber Insurance Market

October 1, 2023

With new SEC cybersecurity rules in effect, public companies face increased pressure to implement an enterprise-wide approach to risk assessment, loss mitigation, and incident reporting. Cyber insurance is one part…

Nato’s €1bn Venture Fund Offers Defence Start-ups an Alternative to China

October 1, 2023

Landmark Saudi and Israeli Trips as Normalisation Talks Progress

October 1, 2023

A high-level Saudi delegation is in the occupied West Bank for the first time since Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 war. Hours after it arrived, Israel’s…

Western Companies Take Slow Steps Towards China ‘de-risking’

October 1, 2023

Event Recaps – September 24, 2023

September 24, 2023

BENS CEO, General Tim Ray, traveled to Atlanta to visit with the Southeast Region’s BENS members. Members shared their thoughts and insights on their experiences and engagements with BENS and General…