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Pentagon to Release Defense Industrial Strategy in December

September 3, 2023

The Pentagon is more than a third through preparing a national defense industrial strategy, with the full document set for release in December, according to Halimah Najieb-Locke, the military’s industrial…

A.I. Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat

September 3, 2023

An Air Force program shows how the Pentagon is starting to embrace the potential of a rapidly emerging technology, with far-reaching implications for war-fighting tactics, military culture and the defense…

Opinion | Afghan Female Soldiers and Others in Asylum Limbo Deserve Citizenship

August 27, 2023

By BENS CEO, General Joe Votel and Jackie Munn This month marks the second anniversary of our evacuation from Kabul. The images of those final days are still very fresh in our minds, as are…

BENS Chairman of the Board Mark Gerencser

August 27, 2023

BENS Chairman of the Board Mark Gerencser will be the featured speaker at the America’s Future Series’ National Security C.L.A.S.S. (Cyber-Land-Air-Sea-Space) Summit on September 28th. The event will feature insightful discussions from…

The Future of Civilians inNational Security

August 27, 2023

The federal government needs people with specific skills, knowledge, and experience in the national security workforce.

How to Protect Critical Infrastructure in the Quantum-Computing Era

August 27, 2023

One of the most infamous cyberattacks on critical infrastructure, or CI, occurred in May 2021, when the Colonial Pipeline was hit with ransomware. The breach resulted in shutdown of pipeline…

Swedish Government Eyes Combat Vehicle Production in Ukraine

August 27, 2023

MILAN — Eight months after Sweden’s announcement to send Combat Vehicles 90 to Ukraine, Stockholm has taken the partnership up a notch, looking to strengthen cooperation with Kyiv around the…

US Approves New $500M Arms Sale to Taiwan

August 27, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has approved a $500 million arms sale to Taiwan as it ramps up military assistance to the island despite fervent objections from China.

US, Japan and South Korea Boosting Mutual Security Commitments Over Objections of Beijing

August 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — The United States, Japan and South Korea are set to sign on to a new security pledge, committing the three countries to consult with each other in the…