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Department of Homeland Security Real Property Management: A BENS Management and Efficiency Report

In 2014, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson articulated the need for a new strategic approach for the department. He dubbed this approach his “Unity of Effort” campaign. He identified…

Domestic Security Revisited: Progress on Confronting a Dynamic Threat Landscape    

In January 2015, Business Executives for National Security (BENS) released a report entitled Domestic Security: Confronting a Changing Threat to Ensure Public Safety and Civil Liberties. Since publishing Domestic Security,…

Talent Management: Maintaining America’s Operational Advantage

In February 2015, BENS was approached by the Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jon Greenert to assist with the Navy’s efforts to assess and adjust its human resources enterprise. Our…

2015 Leadership Report

BENS annual report featuring highlights from our events, projects, and programs throughout the year.

Making Senior Government Service More Attractive

BENS Expert Panel Review of the Presidential Appointment with Senate Confirmation (PAS) Process BENS believes that senior government service can be made more attractive to a broader range of quality…

Domestic Security: Confronting a Changing Threat to Ensure Public Safety and Civil Liberties       

The terrorist threat to the United States has not abated. Instead, it is fundamentally differentthan it was on September 11, 2001: greater numbers; more sophisticated communications strategies, including through the…

2014 Leadership Report

BENS annual report featuring highlights from our events, projects, and programs throughout the year.

Modernizing Military Compensation: Providing an Enduring Military Retirement Benefit

The military retirement benefit has come under scrutiny recently due to its rising costs and potentially outdated structure. Payments to military retirees rose by 49 percent between 2002 and 2012,…

Modernizing Military Compensation: Value Based Practices for Military Health Care

Military health care costs have grown significantly over the past decade and are now threatening to consume a larger portion of the military budget. If the military is to maintain…