Upcoming Event

Eisenhower Award Dinner

April 5, 2018 | Washington, DC
Honoring the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Paul Selva, and Chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, Chuck Robbins.


Current Project

Beyond Flashpoints

Five recommendations to incentivize, communicate, and manage interactions between law enforcement and local business communities.

Learn More

Featured News

Public Safety Entrepreneurism

Norty Schwartz and Norm Chambers offer a fresh approach for strengthening domestic security.

Learn More


Baltimore, MD
Roundtable discussion with Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.


Atlanta, GA
Luncheon with Admiral William "Bill" Gortney, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Former Commander of NORAD/U.S. Northern Command.


Washington, DC
Roundtable with Dr. Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation.

Acquiring Innovation

Helping to streamline and improve the defense acquisition process, BENS is ensuring the U.S. military has access to the innovative processes and technologies they need.

Learn More >

Cyber in Business School

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

Learn More >

Managing Real Property

BENS partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to assist in their review of real property, both nationally and locally.

Learn More >

Public-Private Partnerships for the 21st Century

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

Learn More >

Pentagon Efficiency to the forefront

Archaic and inefficient, the Defense Department's processes used to acquire and manage resources have ultimately become counterproductive in supporting the military’s warfighting mission.

Read More >

Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move

Lasers, drones, and artificial intelligence. The future is bright for brilliant minds working together to engineer the next game-changing wave of military technology.

Read More >


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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

A unique nonpartisan nonprofit comprised of senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to address the national security community’s most pressing challenges.


Events Hosted This Past Year Connecting Top Security Leaders and Members


Unique Government Partners Assisted


BENS Recommendations to Improve Our National Security Implemented or Endorsed by Government Partners

BENS National Office | 1030 15th Street NW, Suite 200 East | Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: (202) 296-2125 | Fax: (202) 296-2490 | Email: bens@bens.org

© 2018 Business Executives for National Security | Privacy Policy | Donor Privacy Policy