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Interviews | Jun 21, 2016

Video: BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro And BGS Advisor Derek Chollet Panel On Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME) At The Foundation For Defense Of Democracies

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro and BGS Advisor Derek Chollet spoke on a panel at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) about issues surrounding the maintenance of Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (QME). Shapiro and Chollet were joined by former Assistant Secretary of Defense Mary Beth Long and Jonathan Schanzer, FDD’s Director of Research. The panel was moderated by Defense One’s Marcus Weisgerber.

Articles | May 02, 2016

Lessons in Management: BGS Senior Counselor Leon E. Panetta and Managing Director Jeremy Bash Offer A Unique Look At The Lessons Learned From The Bin Laden Raid, On The Operation’s Fifth Anniversary

May 2 marks the fifth anniversary of the operation that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. His death was the culmination of a global manhunt that lasted more than a decade and assumed extreme urgency after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

The hunt for Bin Laden from 2009–2010 yielded many lessons about managing a large, complex organization that is focused on varied missions under intense pressure. These management lessons are relevant far beyond Langley.


Articles | Apr 20, 2016

BGS Senior Counselor Michael Morell Discusses Cybersecurity Threats And Potential Solutions To Disagreements Between Government And Tech Companies Regarding The Use Of Encryption

Morell recommends specific types of tools that monitor anomalous activity on networks to protect against cyber threats. He also talks about the need for a comprehensive push by the intelligence community to find a way to access encrypted information without compromising American companies.


Interviews | Feb 21, 2016

BGS Senior Counselor Secretary Leon Panetta And Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair To Launch A Commission On Countering Violent Extremism

“History tells us that if we care enough about a problem we’re confronting, that ultimately we can find a way to deal with it,” Panetta said about launching the commission. “For that reason, I think this effort is worth it.”


Articles | Feb 14, 2016

BGS Managing Director Michael Allen Discusses Recent Shifts In The National Security Landscape And How They Will Affect Business Leaders And Policy Makers

In an op-ed for The Cipher Brief, Allen writes that “successfully navigating this ever changing landscape will require not only contingency planning and preparation, but understanding the subtle interconnectivity of world affairs and their second-order effects.”


Publications | Feb 04, 2016

Beacon Global Strategies’ Memorandum On The Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference is usually a pivotal weekend for rolling out new policies and advancing agendas. BGS outlines a number of major issues we expect to be front and center.


Articles | Feb 03, 2016

Admiral James Stavridis, BGS Advisory Board Member, Discusses The Need For The U.S. Government To Lease Icebreakers In The Arctic

Admiral Stavridis discusses the need for the U.S. government to explore private leasing of icebreakers to ensure safety and protect the Arctic.


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