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The Post-Post Cold War World

March 20, 2022

In this quarterly analysis of events driving trends in politics and strategy, government relations firm Mehlman Castagnetti shares its take on the surprises, uncertainty and disruption of the Russia-Ukraine war…

Russia-Ukraine War Reading List

March 20, 2022

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) has developed a list of books for recommended reading by those seeking a better understanding of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, their histories and cultures,…

FBI’s Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

March 13, 2022

The FBI has created a new tool to assist in its mission to identify, expose, prevent, and investigate intelligence activities on U.S. soil. It is a short documentary titled Made in Beijing:…

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.…

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…

Honorees receive award at ASTORS Awards

NEC Corporation Wins Big in 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program

January 19, 2022

Congrats to BENS member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, Ed.D President of NEC Corporation National Security Solutions! Kiernan won award as Extraordinary Industry Leadership and Innovation Person of the Year, and NEC was honored for groundbreaking…