The Department of Defense Needs More Commercial Data to Weather Future Storms


Over the past decade, U.S. government agencies have begun to expand the use of commercial data — unlocking access to critical information at speed and scale typically unheard of via a traditional government acquisition process. One clear example is weather data. Shipping food and supplies to a humanitarian crisis, launching satellites or people into space, conducting a military operation, or rescuing someone at sea all require access to timely and accurate weather information that can mean the difference between success or failure and even life or death.

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BENS Member, Phyllis and Sidney Bresler

United Hatzalah of Israel’s Fifth Annual Gala on June 4 honored BENS members Phyllis and Sidney Bresler and The Schattner Foundation for their significant contributions to supporting United Hatzalah and Israel.

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BENS Member, Olga Torres

Recently, DC Member Olga Torres, and her firm received the Prestigious President’s “E” Award (“E-for-Export”) in a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington DC. The President’s “E”…

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Ukraine says it struck SU-57 stealth fighter deep inside Russia

Ukraine on Sunday said its forces hit an ultra-modern Russian warplane stationed on an air base nearly 600 kilometers (370 miles) from the front lines.

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