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SEPTEMBER 28, 2023
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9 AM - 4 PM ET

Join leading experts and key decision makers for broad ranging discussions on national security issues focused on Advanced Technologies, Dual Use, Investing, Joint Domain Integration, Public Private Collaboration and Strategic Threats.

Title Sponsor

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VIRTUAL

$19.95
Early Bird Pricing

Venue Host

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1030 15th Street, NW, Suite 200 East Washington, D.C. 20005.

BENS@bens.org

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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

By Invitation Only

VIP Reception and
Award Presentation

U.S. Capitol Building

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Host

GEN.
David Petraeus

Former Director of the CIA
2017 Megellas Recipient

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GEN.
Joseph Dunford

Former Chairman of the

Joint Chiefs of Staff

2022 Megellas recipient

Megellas Award

Presented by

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ADM Mike Mullen

Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

2023 Megellas Recipient

Featured Speakers & Guests

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Robert Hastings

Robert Hastings & Associates

Principal

McChrystal Group

Senior Advisor

Mark Gerenscer
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BENS

Chairman

GEN David Petraeus
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KKR

Partner

KKR Global Institute

Chairman

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Mickey Bresman

Sempris

CEO

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Clif Colbert

Goldman Sachs

Vice President

Office of Naval Research

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Ken Peterman

Comtech

Chairman, President & CEO

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Dr. William J. Parker III

Parker Maritime Technologies

CEO

EastWest Insitute

Former CEO & President

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Maj Gen John Olson

USSF

Chief of Space Operations Mobilization Assistant

CONFIRMATION PENDING

Michael Chertoff
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The Chertoff Group

Co-founder & Executive Chairman

Secretary of the U.S. DHS (2009-2009)

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Kevin Lynch

Optiv

CEO

CONFIRMATION PENDING

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Eric Fanning

Aerospace Industries Association

President & CEO

CONFIRMATION PENDING

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Rob Geckle

Airbus US Space & Defense

Chairman & CEO

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Derek Tournear

Space Development Agency

Director

CONFIRMATION PENDING

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Brig Gen Damon Feltman, USSF (Ret)

Space Development Agency

Chief of Transport Layer

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DR. Claire Leon

USSF

Director, Space Systems Integration Office

Alexander
GEN Keith Alexander, USA (Ret)

IronNet Security

Chairman & Founder

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GEN Joseph Votel, USA (Ret)

BENS

President & CEO

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Maj Gen Kim Crider, USSF (Ret)

Elara Nova

Founding Partner

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Bong Gumahad

National Security Systems Development Consultant

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Hon. Ellen Lord

Former Undersecretary Acquisition and Sustainment at U.S. Department of Defense

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LTG Bruce Crawford, USA (Ret)

Comtech

Board Member

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