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Members participated this week in a wargame created by the Naval War College, CSIS, and MIT, simulating a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Featured several months ago by the Wall Street Journal, this exercise was an early foray into how BENS might work to expand the inclusion of economic interests in national security wargaming and enhance the role of business leaders in developing our nation’s capability to prepare for future conflicts. For more information, contact Jamie Hood on the BENS Programs Team.

This week BENS Members Hernan AlbamonteJoe DeMarco, and Dr. Kathleen Kiernan joined leadership from HSI and INTERPOL Washington for a panel discussion about the role of public and private sector cooperation in federal law enforcement. The event was organized by the US State department and was attended by police and justice officials from more than 50 different countries.

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Event Recaps – October 01, 2023

Thursday, BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser moderated a distinguished panel of BENS board members: Sam Cole, Frank Finelli, and Ed Kania to discuss “Re-Imagining the Military Industrial Complex – Leveraging the Power of Networks.” The important conversation…


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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (July 10, 2019) The upper bow unit of the future  aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) is fitted to the primary structure of the ship, July 10, 2019, at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier and the second aircraft carrier to be named after the 35th president. The 1,096-foot hull is longer than three football fields and more than 3,000 shipbuilders and 2,000 suppliers from across the country are supporting construction of the ship. The christening for John F. Kennedy is scheduled for late 2019. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries by Matt Hildreth/Released)

America Needs a National Maritime Strategy

America doesn’t have enough ships and building more takes far too long. A war with any level of attrition in the Pacific could quickly turn catastrophic without sufficient warships, combat…

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