Upcoming Event

Panel on Autonomous Systems

May 25, 2017 | Washington, DC
Join BENS for a discussion on AS and how to mitigate the potential threats they pose.


Current Project

Reorganizing AT&L

Corporate reorganization keys to success, considerations for efficiently dividing the Pentagon's Office of Acquisition, Technology & Logistics.

Learn More

Featured News

Acquiring Innovation

In "Getting Ahead of the Enemy’s Next Move", BENS President & CEO Norty Schwartz offers steps for maintaining the Pentagon's technological advantage.

Learn More


Atlanta, GA
Luncheon and tour of Emory's Veterans Program at the Emory Brain Health Center.


Dallas, TX
Lunch and Discussion with retired Army General Carter F. Ham, former Commander of U.S. Africa Command.


New York, NY
Lunch and Discussion with Admiral Philip S. Davidson, Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command.

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 is partnering 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 >

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.

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

© 2017 Business Executives for National Security | Privacy Policy | Donor Privacy Policy