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 May 10 – 14.
Full Committee Hearing: “An Update on Afghanistan”
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
(11:00am ET –?2118 Rayburn & Webex – Open)
Purpose: The committee will receive testimony from the Department of Defense on the future of military assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, U.S. military operations, and the security situation in Afghanistan.
Mr. David F. Helvey
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs
Department of Defense
Brigadier General Matthew G. Trollinger
Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs
Joint Staff, J-5
Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing: “Operations in Cyberspace and building Cyber Capabilities Across the Department of Defense”
Friday, May 14, 2021
(11:00am ET– 2118 Rayburn & Webex – Open)
Purpose: The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on military operations in cyberspace and building cyber capabilities across the Department of Defense. The hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine the strategy, policy, and programs for operations in cyberspace and U.S. Cyber Command. Additionally, the witnesses will provide testimony on major legislative initiatives and policy issues related to cyber. The hearing will allow members to assess and examine the policies, authorities, and guidance for the conduct of cyber operations in respective mission areas, as well as notifications to Congress, the establishment in Departmental policy of the Cyber Operational Forces, integration and coordination with Geographic and Functional Combatant Commands, and any changes in cyber mission priorities over the past two years. Additionally, the subcommittee will hear about the implementation of additional authorities and responsibilities granted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283).
Ms. Mieke Eoyang
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
General Paul M. Nakasone, U.S. Army
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command
Director, National Security Agency
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