About BENS

Our Mission and Tenets

Our Mission

Apply best business practices to address the nation’s most pressing security challenges

About BENS

Founded by mining executive Stanley A. Weiss, BENS is a unique nonprofit comprised of over 450 senior business and industry executives who volunteer their time and expertise to address the national security community’s most pressing challenges. Focused originally on restraining proliferation of nuclear arms and reducing defense overhead, BENS today leverages the diverse expertise of its membership to additionally support government efforts in tackling other prominent challenges such as cybersecurity and domestic terrorism. BENS for nearly four decades has been a trusted partner whose work has built a more effective and efficient military, saved billions in taxpayer dollars, and improved operations that protect our homeland.

OUR TENETS:

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DO TANK, NOT A THINK TANK, focused on actionable solutions which utilize best business practices

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MEMBER DRIVEN AND FINANCED where members participate in their individual capacity and government funding is not accepted

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FIERCELY NONPARTISAN AND INDEPENDENT, avoiding partisan debate that take positions on the size of the nation’s security budget or specific weapons systems or strategies

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ABIDE BY STRONG ETHICS that preclude members from lobbying or engaging in business development

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A TRUSTED PARTER who has supplemented government efforts for 35 years


Upcoming Events

SE - Trip to Florida FBI Fusion Center
Tue, 21 Feb 2017
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

New York, NY - Lunch with VADM Karl Schultz, USCG
Wed, 22 Feb 2017
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Atlanta, GA - Lunch with William "Bill" Evanina
Tue, 28 Feb 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

DC - Lunch with Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling
Thu, 02 Mar 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
(America/New_York)

San Antonio, TX - Lunch with Scott Aaronson of EEI
Mon, 06 Mar 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
(America/Kentucky/Louisville)

Austin, TX - Lunch with Scott Aaronson of EEI
Tue, 07 Mar 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Dallas, TX - Lunch with Kate Blakeley
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
(America/Indiana/Knox)

Atlanta, GA - Lunch with ADM James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld, USN
Wed, 15 Mar 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Houston, TX - Lunch with Kate Blakeley
Wed, 15 Mar 2017
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
(America/Chicago)


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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

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