Countering Terrorism and Protecting Civil Liberties

New BENS report offers 10-point plan to confront terrorist threat to public safety. Report available here

BENS 2014 Leadership Report

The BENS Leadership Report highlights all the many ways BENS members have helped our nation become more efficient and more secure in the past year. The Leadership Report is available here

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

Bringing Attention to Cybersecurity

BENS once again spotlights the importance of cybersecurity at the NASDAQ. Click here to read more

BENS Spotlight


The Evolving Terrorist Threat 

Terrorism in the United States has proven to be a dynamic and evolving threat since the attacks over a decade ago. Extremist groups in the Middle East and North Africa continue to have us on alert, but the capacity of al-Qaeda or likeminded organizations orchestrating another major attack on the scale of 9/11 has been reduced. Instead, the threat has become more diffuse and decentralized. Recent attacks in France, Australia, and Canada, along with an attempted attack in Washington, D.C. and a growing number of westerners traveling to Syria, are indicative of a terrorist threat that is increasingly characterized by homegrown violent extremists and self-inspired radicals. By examining whether U.S. domestic counterterrorism structures and processes have kept pace with these evolving threats, BENS can help construct a more integrated and collaborative domestic security enterprise. It is clear that as threats continue to adapt, so too must our nation’s domestic counterterrorism efforts.

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Upcoming Events

Join Us for Events Nationwide:


Washington, DC
Luncheon with John Sopko,
Special Inspector General
for Afghanistan Reconstruction


Dallas, TX
Luncheon with Mark Durie,
Author of "The Third Choice, Islam, Dhimmitude, and Freedom"


New York, NY
Luncheon with Susan Maybaum,
BENS' Senior Vice President
for Projects

jan 28  

Atlanta, GA
Luncheon with Kris 'Tonto' Paronto, fmr Army Ranger featured in "13 Hours in Benghazi"


Houston, TX
Luncheon with Mark Durie,
Author of "The Third Choice, Islam, Dhimmitude, and Freedom"

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Featured News

BENS News and Related Articles:

Secretary James arrives at Columbus AFB
14th Flying Training Wing - Public Affairs
(December 17, 2014)

America and Iran's Taba Moment
Stanley Weiss - Huffington Post
(December 17, 2014)

Cybersecurity: Enhancing Coordination to Protect the Financial Sector

William Noonan, Deputy Special Agent in 
Charge, US Secret Service - Testimony
US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (December 10, 2014)

Sequestration: Bad Business Practice

Gen Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.) &
Bruce Mosler
- Defense News 
(December 8, 2014)

National Cyber Security Alliance Celebrates Success and Growth of Awareness Month and Reminds Citizens to Stay Safe Online Year-Round

PR Newswire (November 17, 2014)

The Ethnic Apartheid in Myanmar
Stanley Weiss - Huffington Post
(November 13, 2014)

Intelligence, Security Executive Linda Millis Joins SolPass
PR Newswire (November 5, 2014)

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