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HASC Schedule: April 19 – 23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following schedule of public events for the week of April 19 – 23.
 
Full Committee Hearing: “National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in the Greater Middle East and Africa”
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
(11:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
  
Purpose: The committee will receive testimony on the national security challenges and U.S. force posture in the CENTCOM and AFRICOM areas of operation, and related policy.
 
Witnesses:  
 
Ms. Amanda Dory
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Department of Defense
 
General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., USMC
Commander
U.S. Central Command
 
General Stephen Townsend, USA
Commander
U.S. Africa Command
 
 
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Hearing: “FY22 Strategic Forces Posture Hearing”
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
(4:00PM – 2118 Rayburn/WebEx – Open)
 
Purpose: The purpose of the hearing is to receive testimony in advance of the FY22 budget request in the context of overall posture of United States Strategic Forces and the stand-up of Space Command. 
 
Witnesses:  
 
Ms. Melissa Dalton
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Strategy, Plans and Capabilities
U.S. Department of Defense
 
Admiral Charles Richard
Commander
United States Strategic Command
 
Gen James Dickinson
Commander
United States Space Command
 
 
Subcommittees on Tactical Air and Land Forces and Readiness Joint Hearing: “Update on F-35 Program Accomplishments, Issues, and Risks”
Thursday, April 22, 2021
(9:30am ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
 
Purpose: The Subcommittees will discuss with witnesses F-35 accomplishments, issues, and risks within the areas of development, production, testing, fielding, and sustainment activities.  Areas of discussion will focus on Initial Operational Testing and Evaluation progress for the Joint Simulation Environment; Technical Refresh – 3/Block 4 Capabilities development, production line cut-in, and fielded jet retrofits; Propulsion system performance and sustainment activities; Mission capability and availability statistics and requirements; Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) transition to the Operational Data Integrated Network (ODIN) system; and, F-35 affordability goals and strategies. 
 
Witnesses:
 
Panel 1
 
Ms. Diana Maurer
Director, Military Structure and Operations Issues
Government Accountability Office
 
Mr. Greg Ulmer
Executive Vice President of Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin
 
Mr. Matthew Bromberg
President, Military Engines
Pratt & Whitney
 
 
Panel 2

Ms. Diana Maurer
Director, Military Structure and Operations Issues
Government Accountability Office

Lieutenant General Eric Fick
Program Executive Officer
F-35 Joint Program Office
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
 
Brigadier General David Abba
Director, F-35 Integration Office
United States Air Force
 
 

** MEDIA GUIDANCE **

We strongly recommend that members of the media view hearings remotely. The Capitol currently has restricted access, and non-credentialed media will not be able to access House Office Buildings. Only credentialed members of the media will be allowed access to the press viewing area in committee hearing rooms and must RSVP to their respective press gallery no later than 3:00 p.m. the day prior to the hearing they wish to attend.
 

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