Eisenhower 2021 Gala


Fall Eisenhower Award Dinner

Our November 3 event will examine space as a new frontier essential to US national security and maintaining our strategic edge. We welcome attendance in person in New York City as we celebrate innovation and recognize the contributions of two outstanding American leaders. A live stream of the event will also be available.


BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser

BENS Policy/Projects

Our Work

BENS builds teams of members with the skills and expertise needed to meet our government partners' objectives and deliver results.

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Stanley Weiss

Celebrating Our Founder

Stanley A. Weiss: 1926–2021

The visionary leader who founded BENS in 1982, beginning a new era for public-private cooperation in national security, has passed away at the age of 94.

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How We Work

We work to deliver results through varied methods, including round table discussions, red teaming, and focused working groups.

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21st Century Workforce

Recruiting and retaining a competitive and representative workforce.

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National Security Enterprise Management

Building a modern and efficient national security infrastructure.

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Maintaining a Competitive Edge

Harnessing commercial technology and public-private engagement in the national interest.

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Technology & Innovation Council envisions a culture of security mindedness toward 5G rollout.

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BENS Leadership Report |
Fall 2020

A compendium of experiences and impact BENS members made in 2020.

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This guide provides best practices to recruit, develop, and retain top talent.

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Energy Grid Resilience Report

Four state-level approaches for grid resiliency that would lead to a more resilient national grid if applied across the country.

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Press Release: Former Navy Official James 'Hondo' Geurts Joins BENS as Distinguished Fellow

Former U.S. Navy acquisitions chief James “Hondo” Geurts has joined Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in the role of Distinguished Fellow. Geurts recently retired after performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy. As the first BENS Distinguished Fellow, Geurts will provide strategic oversight for the organization’s work over the next year related to the nation’s future industrial base.


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