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UPDATED HASC Schedule: March 15 – 19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today released the following updated schedule of public events for the week of March 15 – 19.
 
 
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Hearing: “Disinformation in the Gray Zone: Opportunities, Limitations, and Challenges”
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
(11:00a.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/WebEx – Open)
 
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony on the Department’s efforts to address malign activities of our adversaries occurring below the threshold of armed conflict.
 
Witnesses:  
 
TBD
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
 
Mr. David Taylor
PDO Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security
U.S. Department of Defense  
 
Mr. Christopher Maier  
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict  
U.S. Department of Defense
 
 
Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing: “Military Criminal Investigative Organization Reform Recommendations from the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee”
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
(3:00p.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
  
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony from the members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee about their findings and recommendations for the US Army’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID). The three Military Criminal Investigative Organizations (OSI, NCIS, and CID) will have an opportunity to respond and provide information about their particular organizations.
 
Witnesses:
 
Panel 1
Mr. Christopher Swecker
Chairman
Fort Hood Independent Review Committee
 
Ms. Carrie Ricci
Member
Fort Hood Independent Review Committee
 
Mr. Andrew R. Bland III
Former FBI Special Agent in Charge
Consultant for the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee
 
Ms. Mary Counts
Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent
Consultant for the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee
 
Panel 2
MG Donna W. Martin
Provost Marshal General and Commanding General
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command 
 
Brig Gen. Terry Bullard
Commander (AFOSI/CC)
Air Force Office of Special Investigations
 
Mr. Omar Lopez
Director
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
 
 
Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces Hearing: “Unmanned Systems of the Department of the Navy”
Thursday, March 18, 2021 
(11:00 a.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open) 
 
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony on the Navy and Marine Corps’ acquisitions strategies and requirements for UUVs, USVs, and UAVs that reside within the jurisdiction of the subcommittee.
 
Witnesses:
 
The Honorable Jay Stefany
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Research, Development & Acquisition
Department of the Navy
 
Vice Admiral James Kilby
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities
Department of the Navy
  
Lieutenant General Eric M. Smith
Commanding General
Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps
 
 
Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: “Investing in an Organic Industrial Base to Support Service Modernization Plans
Friday, March 19, 2021 
(11:00a.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open) 
  
Purpose: The subcommittee will receive testimony from representatives of each of the services to discuss investments in the organic industrial base (OIB) to support service modernization plans. This hearing would address multiple issues related to the OIB, including workload planning and management, aging capital equipment and infrastructure, COVID impacts, and workforce challenges.
   
Witnesses: 
 
Lieutenant General Duane A. Gamble
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4
United States Army
 
Vice Admiral William Galinis
Commander
Naval Sea Systems Command
United States Navy
 
Vice Admiral Dean Peters
Commander
Naval Air Systems Command
United States Navy
 
Lieutenant General Donald E. Kirkland
Commander
Air Force Sustainment Center
United States Air Force
 
Major General Joseph F. Shrader
Commanding General
Marine Corps Logistics Command
United States Marine Corps
 
 
Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing: “Department of Defense Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations: Challenges and Opportunities in the Invisible Battlespace”
Friday, March 19, 2021 
(3:00p.m. ET – Virtual via Webex – Open) 

Purpose: The subcommittee will meet in open session to receive testimony from outside experts on the importance of electromagnetic spectrum operations to the Department of Defense and review the associated strategy and management structure. 

Witnesses: 
 
Dr. Joseph Kirschbaum 
Director,  
Government Accountability Office 
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Mr. Bryan Clark  
Senior Fellow 
Hudson Institute  

Dr. William Conley  
Chief Technology Officer 
Mercury Systems, Inc. 
 
 

** 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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