Honoring Jeh Johnson and Joe Plumeri

To a crowd of over 400 security and industry leaders, BENS presented their 2015 Eisenhower Award to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson and First Data Corporation Vice Chairman Jospeh J. Plumeri. Click here to view highlights from the Award Dinner in their honor

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

Upcoming Events


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 DEC 3

  Washington, DC
Lunch discussion with Paul Brinkley on the evolving dynamics in the Middle East

 DEC 3

  Atlanta, GA
BENS SE Annual Holiday Social

 DEC 18

  Chicago, IL
Lunch discussion with Dan Payne, Deputy Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center

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BENS Spotlight

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Attracting Our Best Leaders

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. The long, arduous and unpredictable path through the presidential appointment process is a serious impediment to good governance, with attendant consequences for national security. Click here for more information.

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