BENS in the News

Implementing a Shared Services Strategy is No Simple Task
Harry Totonis - The Cipher Brief
(July 26, 2016)

The Defense Department’s Bridge to Small Tech Firms
Robert Chamberlain & David Gray - The Cipher Brief
(April 24, 2016)

Prioritize Speed At The Department Of Defense
Maurice R. Greenberg & Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - Forbes
(April 13, 2016)

Transforming Defense Acquisition
Joseph Pasqua & Norman Augustine - The Cipher Brief
(February 11, 2016)

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)

House Bill Restructuring DHS Management, Acquisition Gets Good Marks From Industry
Bloomberg BNA
(November 3, 2015)

House panel examines Pentagon-COTS divide
(October 28, 2015)

JLT Specialty recruits another former Aon broker
Business Insurance
(October 27, 2015)

FBI may finally exorcise J. Edgar Hoover's Ghost
Dan K. Thomasson - Boston Herald
(September 22, 2015)

Perspectives: 9/11's Impact on Business
The Cipher Brief
(September 11, 2015)

Lessons for DoD - Interview with retired General Norton Schwartz
Defense News
(September 6, 2015)

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)

BENS CEO on The Cats Round Table with John Catsimatidis
(May 24, 2015)

Should we collect intelligence domestically?
James M. Rosenbluth & Alfred R. Berkeley - Baltimore Sun
(May 14, 2015)

A Dear John (McCain) Letter
Harlan Ullman - Defense News
(May 11, 2015)

US Air Force
(May 8, 2015)

BENS: Tweak Executive Appointment Process
Defense News
(May 2, 2015)

How To Boost Domestic Intelligence and Privacy to Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack
Gen Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - Defense One
(April 14, 2015)

Homeland Security Committee to report on Boston bombing
NBC 10 News
(April 14, 2015)

DoD pushing to consolidate military stores, sources say
Military Times
(April 9, 2015)  

Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff
Executive Gov
(March 18, 2015) 

Don't Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation
Stanley Weiss & Gen Norton Schwartz, USAF (ret.) - The World Post
(March 18, 2015)

Gaps in info sharing continue to hinder counterterrorism efforts
Homeland Security Today
(March 3, 2015)

In Egypt, seeing the Muslim Brotherhood for what it is
Stanley Weiss & Raphael Benaroya - The World Post
(March 2, 2015)

BENS CEO on The Cats Round Table with John Catsimatidis
(March 1, 2015)

The New Paradigm for Cyber Security
Captain Mark S. O'Hare, USN (Ret.) & Alfred R. Berkeley - US Naval Institute
(March 2015)

Improving domestic security to combat today's terrorist threats

Brian Michael Jenkins - The Hill
(January 30, 2015)

Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff on BENS' Counterterrorism Report
In Depth with Francis Rose - Federal News Radio
(January 29, 2015)

Countering domestic terrorism
Harlan Ullman - Daily News
(January 29, 2015)

Ex-head of Boston Police pushes for more domestic intelligence gathering
Boston Globe (January 29, 2015)

Former AF chief of staff headlines summit
NWF Daily News (January 13, 2015)

Cyber Terrorism is a Strategy
The Fabius Maximus Blog (January 6, 2015) 


General (ret.) Schwartz's Top 3 for 2015
In Depth with Francis Rose - Federal News Radio
(December 30, 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)

Former Air Force Chief of Staff Sounds Off On Cyber Threats
Fox Business (October 23, 2014)

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)

"DHS: A decade (and more) of competing congressional oversight"
Federal Times (July 18, 2014)

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

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

"Driving Cybersecurity from the Corner Office"
Alfred R. Berkeley III and General Norton A. Schwartz - The CIP Report (June 2014)

"A Better Way to Close American Bases"

Gen. Norton A. Schwartz (Ret.) and William F. Murdy - Politico Magazine (March 11, 2014)

"New Plan Floated to Overhaul DHS Acquisition Oversight Processes"
Deborah Billings and Jeff Kinney - BNA (March 3, 2014)

"Budget cuts could ground unstoppable warthog aircraft"
Kwame Holman - PBS NewsHour (Feb. 25, 2014)

"Commissaries won't close, but prices may increase"
Karen Jowers - Military Times (Feb. 5, 2014)

"Leading With Integrity - From West Point to Chairman of the Board"
Dan Woods - Managing Americans (Jan. 22, 2014)

"Nuclear Decisions and Budget Constraints"
Arie Church - Air Force Magazine (Jan. 17, 2014)

"Shrinking infrastructure: Protect data across hacker borders"
Maria Deutscher - Silicon Angle (Jan. 13, 2014)


"National Cyber Security Awareness Month Rings the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell"

NASDAQ (Oct. 21, 2013)

"Former USAF Chief of Staff Visits Israel"
Naomi Tzoref - IAF Magazine (Oct. 21, 2013)

"Gen. Norton A. Schwartz Interview at the NASDAQ Opening Bell"
Wendy Wenduo Ye - Sinovision (Oct. 21, 2013)

"Investing in a Joint Force Can Trump Sequester, Protect America"
Norton A. Schwartz - Roll Call (Oct. 11, 2013)

"NSA Chief: Snowden Leaks Will Cause Deaths"
Julia Angwin - The Wall Street Journal (Oct. 10, 2013)

"Bad Business for US Defense Department"
Bruce E. Mosler and Norton A. Schwartz - Defense News (Oct. 7, 2013)

"Making Renewables Connect to the Military's Energy Security Framework"
Michael Baskin - Greentech Media (Sept. 27, 2013)

"On the Move - Defense"
Kristin Coyner - CQ Weekly (Sept. 2, 2013)

"NYC's real estate execs help make change in Washington"
C.J. Hughes - The Real Deal (Aug. 1, 2013)

"Retired General Says Pentagon Could Use Help on Cuts"
Julian Barnes - The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire (Aug. 2, 2013)

"Pentagon Conducts Overhaul of War Plans"
Julian Barnes - The Wall Street Journal (Aug. 2, 2013)

"Sequestration Will Hollow Our Military"
Norton A. Schwartz and Montgomery C. Meigs - The National Interest (July 25, 2013)

"Norton Schwartz to Run Business Group"
Austin Wright and Tim Mak - Politico (May 21, 2013)


"DoD, Industry Leaders Discuss How to Manage a Downturn"
Marcus Weisgerber - Defense News (October 15, 2012)

"Cyberattacks Could Become as Destructive as 9/11, Panetta Says" 
Gopal Ratnam - Bloomberg News (October 12, 2012)

"Panetta Warns of Dire Threat of Cyberattack on U.S." 
Elisabeth Bumiller and Thom Shanker - The New York Times (October 11, 2012)

Iran is to India as Pakistan is the U.S.
Stanley Weiss - The Huffington Post (April 27, 2012)

Move over Patton: Bruce Mosler Tapped as Chairman of Military Consulting Group BENS
Daniel Geiger - Commercial Observer (April 10, 2012)

Getting Past the Symbolism of Aung San Suu Kyi
Stanley Weiss -  The Huffington Post (March 7, 2012)

BENS Members Participate in Congressional Panel
Defense Daily (February 28, 2012)

BENS CEO to Speak to Student Conference on National Security
TAMU Times (February 23, 2012)

The First Thing the U.S. Should Do in Myanmar
Stanley Weiss - The Huffington Post (February 23, 2012)

Re-imagining U.S. Infrastructure
Byron Dorgan and (Ret.) Gen. Jim Jones and Mark Gerencser – Politico (February 16, 2012)


Veterans Serve Proudly, from the Battlefields to Businesses
Roger Staubach -- The Dallas Morning News (November 10, 2011)

Reviving the Military’s Golden Age of Leadership Development
Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs – The Washington Post (November 9, 2011)

Report: Public-Private Partnerships Need Institutional Support
Rob Margetta -- CQ Homeland Security (September 22, 2011)

BENS President and CEO Joins the DOS International Security Advisory Board
Department of State Media Note (July 12, 2011)

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