2016 BENS Spring Eisenhower Award Dinner

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BENS Releases its 2015 Leadership Report

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How to Bring Greater Efficiency to DoD

BENS is teaming with The Cipher Brief for a monthly series offering insights on how the Department of Defense can become more efficient. Click here for the inaugural article by Raphael Benaroya and Norton A. Schwartz

Best HR Practices for the Navy

BENS provides insight and support as the U.S. Navy looks to improve how it manages talent. Click here for more information and a link to the concluding report


The program IN AMERICA with James Earl Jones has profiled BENS. The program will run on public television stations through 2016.

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BENS News and Related Articles

A Quick Fix for the U.S. ‘Icebreaker Gap’
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) & Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.) - The Wall Street Journal
(February 3, 2016)
Military Families Worry About Commissary Changes
USA Today
(January 13, 2016)
Making the Pentagon More Efficient
Raphael Benaroya & Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - The Cipher Brief
(December 10, 2015)
US Defense Policy Bill First Step in Legislature's Latest Acquisition Reform Efforts
Defense News
(November 9, 2015)

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Upcoming Events


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  Chicago, IL
Roundtable lunch with General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.)


  Atlanta, GA
Lunch discussion with Ehsan Zaffar, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


  Chicago, IL
Teleconference with Susan Maybaumwisniewski, BENS SVP for Policy and Tom Tennant, BENS Director for Emerging Threats


  Dallas, TX
Lunch discussion with Ambassador Robert Jordan on the House of Saud

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Partnering with SOUTHCOM

Responding to General John Kelly’s request for greater security focus and assistance on Latin America and the Caribbean, over twenty BENS members and guests joined his staff at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters in Florida to cohost a two-day ‘Global Business Symposium’. The symposium featured member-led presentations on diverse topics ranging from anti-money laundering to global energy markets. The collaborative setting fostered a robust conversation on best business practices and the evolving economic environment in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

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