BENS Eisenhower Award Dinner

Join BENS on Wednesday, April 15th as we present our 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 to register today

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:


New York, NY
Luncheon to discuss BENS' seminal counterterrorism report with Members of the BENS Task Force on Domestic Security Structures and Processes


Washington, DC
Luncheon with Major General Laura J. Richardson, the US Army's Chief Legislative Liaison


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


New York, NY
Luncheon with General John E. Hyten, Commander of Air Force Space Command

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Featured News

BENS News and Related Articles:

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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