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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Full Committee
(10:00am – 2118 Rayburn – Open)

Full Committee
(10:10am – immediately after prior hearing– 2118 Rayburn – Open)

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
(3:00pm – 2118 Rayburn – Open)

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Full Committee
(10:00am – 2118 Rayburn – Closed – Members only)

Friday, July 20, 2012
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
(10:00am – 2118 Rayburn – Open)

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
(11:00am – 2212 Rayburn – Open)

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Full Committee
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open
The committee will meet to receive testimony on disclosures of national security information and impact on military operations.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 –10:10am – immediately after prior hearing – 2118 Rayburn – Open
The committee will meet to receive testimony on Sequestration Implementation Options and the Effects on National Defense: Industry Perspectives.

Witnesses:
Mr. Robert J. Stevens
Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin

Mr. Sean O’Keefe
Chairman and CEO
EADS North America

Mr. David P. Hess
President
Pratt and Whitney

Ms. Della Williams
President
Williams-Pyro

NOTE: At the opening of Wednesday's Hearing, the Committee will first take up business related to Thursday's hearing on classified leaks by voting to go into a closed hearing on Thursday. The Committee must have a quorum to take this action. Doing so on Wednesday allows the Committee to adhere to its rules, while efficiently conducting oversight of classified matters on Thursday.

Full Committee
Thursday, July 19, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Closed – Members only
The committee will meet to receive testimony on disclosures of national security information and impact on military operations.

Witnesses:
The Honorable Leon Panetta
Secretary of Defense

General Martin Dempsey, USA
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Honorable Jeh Johnson
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Defense


Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 –3:00pm –2118 Rayburn – Open
The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Historical Lessons.

Witnesses:
Joseph J. Collins, Ph.D.
Professor of National Security Strategy, National War College
Author of Understanding War in Afghanistan

Mark Moyar, Ph.D.
Historian
Author of Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Sorley, Ph.D., USA (ret)
Historian
Author of A Better War: the Unexamined Victories and Final Tragedy of America’s Last Years in Vietnam

Ms. Olga Oliker
Director, International and Security Policy Department
RAND Corporation


Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
Friday, July 20, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open
The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Nonproliferation and Disarmament: What's the connection and what does that mean for U.S. security and Obama Administration policy?

Witnesses:
The Honorable Stephen Rademaker
Former Assistant Secretary of State

Dr. Kori Schake
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stanford University

Dr. Scott Sagan
Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science
Stanford University

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Friday, July 20, 2012 –11:00am –2212 Rayburn – Open
The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Navy shipbuilding and impacts on the defense industrial base in a time of fiscal uncertainty.

Witnesses:
Vice Admiral Kevin M. McCoy, USN
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command
U.S. Department of the Navy

The Honorable Sean J. Stackley
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition)