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How Can the US Prepare Better When Things Go Wrong?

February 4, 2021

Events over the last couple of decades have shown that the federal government isn’t all that great at responding to crises. No one connected the dots leading to 9/11. Hurricane…

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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 WASHINGTON, DC—Business Executives for National Security (BENS) will publicly release the final report of its Commission on the National…

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 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 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 Washington, D.C. – Retired U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel has been appointed the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the…

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Business Leaders Honor General Joseph Lengyel and Roger Staubach

October 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 17, 2018 CONTACT:James NEW YORK – To a crowd of over 500 industry and national security leaders on Wednesday evening, the nonprofit Business Executives for National…

Top Security Organization Calls for a Fresh Approach to Combating Domestic Terrorism

October 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 20, 2016 CONTACT:James WASHINGTON – Business Executives for National Security (BENS) have released Private Partnerships, Public Safety, a report examining the current domestic security environment and…