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**CORONAVIRUS**
With the health and safety of our members, partners, and staff paramount to our organization, BENS continues to adhere to all precautions and guidance set forth by our local, state, and federal officials. We are currently offering a variety of in-person and virtual events.  If you are a member and are not receiving invites to BENS virtual events, please contact your Regional Director or email BENS@bens.org.

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Wednesday May 25
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
BENS luncheon discussion on hypersonic weapons with LTG Neil Thurgood, USA, Director of Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space, and Rapid Acquisition of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.
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$60.00
 
Wednesday June 1
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
BENS SE will host a luncheon with Christopher Kolenda at the Buckhead Club on June 1, 2022. His topic will be: "Learning from the Afghanistan failure: 3 strategies to help your business succeed." He will also discuss his 1700-mile Fallen Hero Honor Ride in memory of his six paratroopers who were killed in action in Afghanistan.
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$35.00
 
Thursday June 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please join BENS members and guests on Thursday, June 2, as we host Duyane Norman for a luncheon discussion on the need for disruption in the Intelligence Community.

On January 20, 2010, a Palestinian terrorist was found dead in Dubai with little initial reason to suspect foul play. However, in less than one month the Dubai police would unravel and expose the details of a complex clandestine operation. Although the operation had been successful, the entire assassination team was eventually identified by Dubai officials who were able to uncover and link travel and banking data, surveillance footage, call records and more to develop a comprehensive picture of the operation from start to finish. The team had used classic espionage cover and tradecraft, posing as visitors to Dubai from a variety of European cities, and using a variety of European passports, but the physical and digital signatures they left behind were easily linked by trained professionals who had access to archived data and knew what to look for. Before the year was out, a wide range of investigative articles in publications like Der Spiegel, The Guardian and GQ, would report details of the clandestine aspects of the operation and how the traditional cover and tradecraft models used by the intelligence community had been undone by Dubai police thanks, in large part, to new investigative techniques made possible by new and developing tools and technologies. For intelligence professionals who rely upon operating clandestinely around the world, the near total exposure of this operation should have been a shock and a wake-up call. A decade later, it could be argued that the intelligence community has still have not fully absorbed the implications for the broader business of espionage. Mr. Norman will discuss this need for change, why the intelligence community like so many industries is so resistant to change and what the needed change should be.

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$25.00
 
Thursday June 9
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

We have the pleasure of inviting you to a BENS roundtable co-hosted by the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, to discuss effectively aligning the business strategy and government strategy, and a myriad of issues currently being faced.

The roundtable will be held in-person on Thursday, June 9th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET at the BENS National Office in Washington, D.C. We will also share read-ahead materials providing background information and discussions questions with all member participants, approximately a week prior to the roundtable.

The Office of Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) is a unique member of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). I&A is the only IC element statutorily charged with delivering intelligence to our State, Local, Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) and private sector partners, and developing intelligence from those partners for the Department and the IC.

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Tuesday June 14
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Please join BENS for a luncheon discussion with Gen. Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command. Gen. Daly looks forward to talking about modernizing processes, equipment, and workforce, as well as the information technology behind data and cyber systems.
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$75.00
 
$500.00
Includes 3 Attendees
 
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Event registration summary
Luncheon with LTG Thurgood, USA - Dallas, TX (CDT):
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$60.00
Luncheon with Christopher Kolenda - Atlanta, GA (EDT):
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$35.00
Luncheon w/ Duyane Norman - Washington, DC (EDT):
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$25.00
Discussion w/DHS, Office of Intelligence & Analysis (EDT):
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$0.00
Discussion w/GEN Daly, Materiel Command - New York, NY (EDT):
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$75.00
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$500.00
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$0.00
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