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BGS Senior Counselor Michael Morell Discusses The Intelligence Briefing Offered To Presidential Nominees Before The General Election

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 … Continued

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

BGS Advisory Board Member Dr. Michael Vickers’ Oral Statement to the House Armed Services Committee on “Outside Views on the U.S. Strategy for Iraq and Syria and Evolution of Islamic Extremism”

Dr. Vickers spoke before the House Armed Services Committee on January 12, 2016.

BGS Senior Counselor Michael Morell’s Written And Oral Statement To The House Armed Services Committee On “Outside Views On The U.S. Strategy For Iraq And Syria And Evolution Of Islamic Extremism”

Michael Morell spoke before the House Armed Services Committee on January 12, 2016.

Beacon Global Strategies’ Key Issues to Watch in 2016

As we begin the new year, Beacon Global Strategies has worked closely with our counselors, advisors, and board members to consider the macro trends and factors impacting the national security landscape in 2016 and beyond. BGS will closely watch the following issues in the coming year.