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Virtual Discussion with Dr. Jeffrey Cole on “Economic Futures…Winners and Losers”

BENS hosts Jeffrey Cole, Director & CEO, Center for the Digital Future for a discussion on “Economic Futures … Winners and Losers.”


Two Years into the Pandemic, Federal Employee Engagement Drops in 2021 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

Change is the biggest constant for the federal workforce after two years in a pandemic that capsized government operations. Despite the upheaval, employee engagement remained relatively steady over the last…

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The Nature of Conflict is Changing

By Dr. Michael Capps, Dr. Anthony Vinci, and Lauren Bedula Private enterprise is now on the front lines of our nation’s security and winning in today’s era of Great Power…

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The Covid Relief Bill is a Good Start, But What About the Next National Emergency?

With over 530,000 Americans dead from Covid-19, improvements in vaccine deployment, a massive relief bill and a presidential address are reasons for hope that we are now starting to turn…

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The War Room Podcast: BENS Report on National Emergency Response

Emergency response in the United States typically relies on one saving tenet of operations — a safe haven to prepare and stage and launch from. Natural disasters tend to be…

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Executive Spotlight: Mark Gerencser, Gen. Joseph Votel of BENS Discuss National Security Crisis Resulting from COVID-19

Mark Gerencser, chairman of Business Executives for National Security (BENS) and 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, and Gen. Joseph Votel, president and chief executive officer of BENS, recently spoke with ExecutiveBiz…

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3 Steps We Must Take Now to Prepare for the Next National Crisis

As we continue to confront the devastating toll of COVID-19, it’s hard to contemplate the next national crisis. But if we want any chance at beating it, we have to…

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How Can the US Prepare Better When Things Go Wrong?

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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COVID 19 is a National Security Crisis:  We Need to Combat it that Way

What would one call a scenario that: crashed the economy; inflicted a multi-trillion dollar debt load on the national balance sheet; bankrupted businesses; caused record un-employment; hollowed out the heart…

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Israel Has it Right: A Whole-of-Nation Approach Is Required to Fight the Coronavirus

Had the United States been attacked last year with a bio-weapon, such as weaponized Anthrax or Pneumonic Plague there is little doubt but that a unified national response would have…