BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner

Our Fall Eisenhower Award Dinner was held on Wednesday evening, October 8, 2014 at Pier Sixty in New York City. Our honorees were Reginald K. Brack, Chairman Emeritus, Time, Inc. and Raymond W. Kelly, President, Risk Management Services, Cushman & Wakefield and Former Commissioner, New York City Police Department. More details and photos from this event coming soon!

BENS Delegation to Minot Air Force Base

On June 9-10, BENS President and CEO General Norty Schwartz led a delegation of BENS members to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to assess the status of personnel and equipment assigned to our strategic nuclear forces. Click here to read more

Task Force on Domestic Security Structures and Processes

The Task Force met with BENS members in Austin and Dallas in June to present and discuss the project on domestic intelligence. Click here to learn more about the recent visit.

DC BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner

On Tuesday, May 13, BENS honored Admiral William H. McRaven, USN, Commander, United States Special Operations Command and The Honorable Mike Rogers, Chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives with remarks from The Honorable Michael G. Vickers. To view more click here

BENS Reports Findings to DLA

BENS presented a comprehensive report on the DLA's fuel procurement procedures in February 2013. Click here to learn more

Cyber Security

BENS member Al Berkeley speaks at cybersecurity workshop sponsored by MIT, Harvard, the Council on Foreign Relations and BENS. To read more and watch his remarks, click here

BENS Spotlight


BENS Cybersecurity Initiative 

At the suggestion of the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, BENS has been undertaking an effort to heighten the awareness of CEO's and board members on the severity of the cyber threat to U.S. critical infrastructure and intellectual property. As BENS has pursued this mission, members realized that after CEOs and board members learn about the cyber threat, they do not have an easily accessible resource to learn how to assess their own company's cyber vulnerability or implement an effective program to address the cyber threat. BENS now proposes to create a business case for the formation of an entity to promote CEO and Board cybersecurity awareness, best practices, and tools—including a cybersecurity maturity model. The goal of the Initiative is inclusion of cybersecurity in enterprise risk management at the Board and CEO level, thus strengthening cybersecurity in the private sector to protect the nation's economic future and to better support our national defense establishment. 

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Upcoming Events

Join Us for Events Nationwide:


New York, NY
Lunch with the Honorable Mike Rogers


Atlanta, GA
Lunch with General Breedlove


New York, NY
Lunch with: 
BGen George W. Smith, Jr. (USMC)


Washington, DC
North Anna Nuclear Generation Trip


Atlanta, GA
Lunch with General Jack Keane


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Featured News

BENS News and Related Articles:

Cybersecurity Management For Small- And Medium-Sized Businesses In Center Focus As National Cyber Security Awareness Month Enters Fourth Week
PR Newswire (October 21, 2014)

"Leading Cybersecurity Experts, CISOs, White House and U.S. Department of Homeland Security to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Honor of National Cyber Security Awareness Month"
Globe Newswire - Market Watch 
(Oct. 20, 2014)

"DoD plans overhead cuts"
Andrew Tilghman - Federal Times
(Aug. 26, 2014)

"No Air Force?" No Way!"
Norton A. Schwartz and Charles A. Blanchard - Aviation Week (Aug. 25, 2014)

"The Non-Eclipse of America"
Norton A. Schwartz and John K. Hurley - Project Syndicate (July 28, 2014)

"U.S. Embassy Hosts Business Executives for National Security and United States European Command in Georgia"
Embassy of the United States, Georgia
(July 16, 2014)

"Getting to cost in the Department of Defense"
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz (Ret.) and Landon H. Rowland - The Hill (July 3, 2014)

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