Register for the 2015 Eisenhower Award Dinner in New York

Join over 400 industry and security leaders from across the nation as they recognize two extraordinary leaders in Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and First Data Corp. Vice Chairman Joe Plumeri. Click here to reserve your spot today!

Attracting More to Senior Government Service

A small expert panel of former government officials and BENS members offer ways to improve and streamline the presidential appointment process to ensure we are attracting the best leaders to executive service. Click here for more information and a link to the report

Countering Terrorism and Protecting Civil Liberties

BENS offers 10 recommendations to combat today's evolving terrorist threat and ensure public safety. Click here for more information and a link to the report

Modernizing Military Compensation

A ten-member BENS Task Force offers perspectives and recommendations on how the Department of Defense can reform the military compensation and benefits system to maintain the ideal 21st century fighting force. Click here to read more

Featured News

BENS News and Related Articles:

FBI may finally exorcise J. Edgar Hoover's ghost
Dan K. Thomasson - Boston Herald
(September 22, 2015)

Perspectives: 9/11's Impact on Business
The Cipher Brief
(September 11, 2015)

Lessons for DoD - Interview with retired General Norton Schwartz
Defense News
(September 6, 2015)

Enlisting the Private Sector
Gen Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - The Cipher Brief
(August 26, 2015)

Defeating the many faces of terrorism requires enterprise thinking
Gen Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.), The Honorable Michael Chertoff & Steven C. McCraw - Austin American-Statesman
(August 19, 2015)

How We're Planning the Biggest Personnel Overhaul in 45 Years
Defense One
(June 8, 2015)

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Upcoming Events

Join Us for Events Nationwide:

oct 14  

New York, NY
Breakfast discussion with The Honorable Mac Thornberry

oct 14  

Chicago, IL
Lunch discussion on Threat Finance

oct 14  

Dallas, TX
Lunch discussion with Secret Service Agent Bill Noonan

oct 15  

Houston, TX
Lunch discussion with Secret Service Agent Bill Noonan

oct 28  

Atlanta, GA
Lunch discussion with Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of NGA 

oct 28  

Baltimore, MD
Lunch discussion with US Coast Guard's Captain Lonnie P. Harrison


New York, NY
BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner

NOV 5  

Fort Worth, TX
Tour of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics 

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BENS Spotlight

Attracting Our Best Leaders

Video produced by Defense News and used with permission.

Speaking with Defense News' Vago Muradian, BENS President and CEO, retired Air Force General Norton Schwartz discusses steps the Administration and Congress should take to attract more of our top leaders to senior government service.

Partnering with SOUTHCOM

Video produced by U.S. Southern Command and used with permission.

BENS partnered with U.S. Southern Command to cohost a two-day ‘Global Business Symposium at SOUTHCOM Headquarters in Florida. The symposium featured member-led presentations on diverse topics ranging from anti-money laundering to global energy markets.

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