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:

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)

Commissary privatization stokes concern among critics
Military Times
(June 3, 2015)

Presidential Transition: More Than Names on a Whiteboard
The Honorable Gordon England & Gen Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - The Cipher Brief
(June 1, 2015)

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Upcoming Events

Join Us for Events Nationwide:


New York, NY
Lunch and Discussion with General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, Retired, and author of Team of Teams


Chicago, IL
Chicago regional site visit to FBI Training Facility


Washington, DC
Lunch with Dr. Harlan Ullman, Chairman of the Killowen Group


Atlanta, GA
Luncheon with Luis Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank


New York, NY
Lunch and discussion with The Honorable John M. McHugh, Secretary of the United States Army


New York, NY
BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner

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BENS Spotlight

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

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 headquarters in Doral, Florida to cohost a two-day ‘Global Business Symposium’. The symposium – with members J.R. Helmig, Daniel Wallance, and members from the Southeast Region spearheading BENS' involvement – 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.

With audience attendance upwards of 50 personnel for sessions on global finance and banking and counter threat finance compliance, the panels provided important tactical and strategic information for junior staff. The symposium highlighted the important role of economic factors to the strategic mission of SOUTHCOM, and was a powerful example of private-public partnership in action. Click on the video above which summarizes the two-day event.

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