Upcoming Event

Navigating Korea

February 9, 2017 | Dallas, TX 
Dr. Andrei Lankov, professor at Kookmin University in Seoul will sit down with BENS members to discuss life and politics in North Korea.

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Current Project

Networked Security

To complement government efforts in combating today's evolving and decentralized domestic threats, BENS releases a new paper calling for a more integrated, networked approach to public safety.

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Featured News

Eisenhower Award

On October 26th, BENS presented their 2016 Eisenhower Award to Jeff Bezos, General John Hyten, and NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly, with Charlie Rose moderating a conversation between the honorees.

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Austin, TX
Lunch and Discussion on radical Islamic terrorism with national security consultant Chris Gaubatz.


Chicago, IL
Lunch and Discussion on countering threat financing with FBI Section Chief Jeff Cannon.


Houston, TX
Lunch and Discussion with Dr. Andrei Lankov, author of The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia.

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.

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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.

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Managing Real Property

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

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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.

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Implementing a Shared Services Strategy is No Simple Task

It should come as no surprise that the federal government, particularly those agencies that make up the security community, want to adopt a shared services strategy.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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