Upcoming Event

Eisenhower Award Dinner

October 26, 2016 | New York, NY
BENS to honor Amazon and Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos; Commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, General John Hyten; and former NASA Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly.

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Current Project

Networked Security

To complement government efforts to combat today's evolving and decentralized domestic threats, BENS has released a new paper calling for a more integrated, networked approach to public safety.

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Featured News

Security Reform 2016

From cybersecurity to domestic security, BENS' Campaign 2016 provides candidates and voters fresh approaches to defense and national security reform.

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Chicago, IL
Lunch and Discussion with Major General Clayton Hutmacher, Deputy Commanding General of US Army Special Operations Command.


Houston, TX
Lunch and Discussion on global human trafficking with former FBI agent Rolando Lopez, founder of Orphan Secure.


Atlanta, GA
Lunch and Discussion with former Congressman Mike Rogers, the former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Acquiring Innovation

Helping to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process, BENS is ensuring the U.S. military has access to the innovative processes and technologies they need.

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Cyber in Business School

BENS is partnering with U.S. Cyber Command to help make cybersecurity issues more accessible to Masters of Business Administration students throughout the nation.

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Managing Real Property

BENS has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to assist in their review of real property, both nationally and locally.

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Public-Private Partnerships for the 21st Century

BENS is hosting a series of engagements to identify best practices for building, operationalizing, and sustaining mutually-beneficial partnerships.

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Implementing a Shared Services Strategy is No Simple Task

It should come as no surprise that the federal government, particularly those agencies that make up the security community, want to adopt a shared services strategy.

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Prioritize Speed At The Department Of Defense

Remember that time is money. In his oft repeated aphorism Benjamin Franklin reminds his reader that the proper management of time is directly related to success.

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Transforming Defense Acquisition

Three decades ago, The Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management published A Quest for Excellence, its seminal study of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) organization and management processes.

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A Quick Fix for the U.S. ‘Icebreaker Gap’

New U.S. icebreakers, the ships that “pave” sea lanes in the frigid polar regions, may soon be on the way. Last fall President Obama accelerated plans to buy at least one heavy icebreaker, moving the target from 2022 up to 2020.

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