BENS Presents its 2015 Eisenhower Award

To a crowd of over 500, BENS presented its 2015 Eisenhower Award to General John R. Allen, USMC (Ret.), Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL and Kevin A. Plank, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Under Armour, Inc. Click here for the evening's highlights

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

BENS Leadership Report

From targeted projects to discussions with key officials, the BENS Leadership Report highlights all the many ways BENS members have helped to improve our nation's security in 2014. The 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

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:

apr 15  

Washington, DC
Panel discussion with the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security

apr 15  

Washington, DC
BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner honoring retired General John R. Allen, USMC, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL & Kevin A. Plank, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Under Armour, Inc. 

apr 16  

Washington, DC
Luncheon with FBI Director James Comey

apr 22  

New York, NY
Luncheon with Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy

apr 23  

Houston, TX
Luncheon with Captain Rob Newsome, USN, Navy SEAL and Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations 

Apr 24  

Austin, TX
Luncheon with Captain Rob Newsome, USN, Navy SEAL and Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations 

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Featured News

BENS News and Related Articles:

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)

Improving domestic security to combat today's terrorist threats

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

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

Former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff on BENS' Counterterrorism Report
In Depth w/ Francis Rose - Federal News Radio
(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)

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