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Eisenhower Award Dinner

April 23, 2020 | Washington, D.C.
Join us this spring as we honor General David L. Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force.


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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Featured News

2019 Fall Leadership Report

The Fall Leadership Report detailing BENS member impact and experiences in the second-half of 2019 now available.



New York, NY
Discussion with Rachel Briggs, Founding Executive Director of Hostage US.


Washington, DC
Discussion with China expert and author of Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept, Rob Spalding.


Austin, TX
Discussion on Hong Kong with former Wall Street Journal Asia Correspondent, Claudia Rosett.

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

Government partners seek BENS expertise on human capital recruitment, management, and retention.

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Our industry leaders offer insights in organizational transformation, process, organizational and cultural changes, and strategic communication and outreach.

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Critical Defense Challenges

We are focused on delivering results for our DoD partners that will increase private sector innovation in technologies and industries of interest to the U.S. national security community.

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Build the National Security Bench

BENS CEO Norty Schwartz and BENS Director Tom Stephenson on how inability to fulfill key positions threatens our national security.

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Addiction to Debt

BENS CEO Norty Schwartz and BENS member Todd Stein on one of the nation's most significant security concerns, the country's addiction to debt.

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Going BRAC-less

BENS CEO Norty Schwartz and BENS Director Kenneth Fisher on steps for addressing the US military’s excess property.

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US Facing Innovator's Dilemma

BENS CEO Norty Schwartz on how the U.S. can overcome the innovator’s dilemma in its relationship with China.

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