Upcoming Event

Eisenhower Award Dinner

October 26, 2016 | New York, NY
BENS to honor Amazon and Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos; Commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command, General John Hyten; and former NASA Astronaut and retired Navy Captain, Scott Kelly.

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Current Project

Networked Security

To complement government efforts to combat today's evolving and decentralized domestic threats, BENS is creating a case for a new networked approach to public safety that integrates communities and the private sector — improving how the nation detects, prevents, and responds to threats.

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Featured News

Campaign 2016: A Guide to Security Reform

From cybersecurity to domestic security, Campaign 2016 provides candidates and voters fresh approaches to defense and national security reform.

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Dallas, TX
Lunch on the 15th Anniversary of the 9-11 attacks with Brigadier General Dan Caine.


New York, NY
Reception and Discussion with General Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Washington, DC
Forum on Navigating Today's Changing Threat Environment, co-hosted with the Intelligence National Security Alliance.

DLA: Fuels Supply Chain Logistics

BENS has collaborated with the Defense Logistics Agency to assess the benefits of trading Service-owned fuel infrastructure for supply chain management velocity.

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Cybersecurity for MBAs

BENS has partnered with U.S. Cyber Command to help make cybersecurity issues more accessible to Masters of Business Administration students

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Real Property Managment at DHS

BENS will partner with the Department of Homeland Security to assist with Homeland Security’s review of real property, nationally and locally.

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Public-Private Partnerships for the 21st Century

BENS will host a series of engagements to identify best practices for building, operationalizing, and sustaining mutually-beneficial partnerships.

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Implementing a Shared Services Strategy is No Simple Task

It should come as no surprise that the federal government, particularly those agencies that make up the security community, want to adopt a shared services strategy.

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Prioritize Speed At The Department Of Defense

Remember that time is money. In his oft repeated aphorism Benjamin Franklin reminds his reader that the proper management of time is directly related to success.

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Transforming Defense Acquisition

Three decades ago, The Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management published A Quest for Excellence, its seminal study of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) organization and management processes.

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A Quick Fix for the U.S. ‘Icebreaker Gap’

New U.S. icebreakers, the ships that “pave” sea lanes in the frigid polar regions, may soon be on the way. Last fall President Obama accelerated plans to buy at least one heavy icebreaker, moving the target from 2022 up to 2020.

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