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 4 – 8.

Full Committee Hearing: “Fiscal Year 2023 Defense Budget Request”
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
(9:30am ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx – Open)

Purpose: To examine the Department of Defense's budget requests for fiscal year 2023.


The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III
Secretary of Defense 
Department of Defense 

General Mark A. Milley
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Department of Defense

Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing: “Operations in Cyberspace and Building Cyber Capabilities Across the Department of Defense”
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
(3:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx – Open)

Purpose: To receive testimony on military operations in cyberspace and building cyber capabilities across the Department of Defense. The hearing will provide Members with an opportunity to examine the strategy, policy, and programs for operations in cyberspace and U.S. Cyber Command. The witnesses will also provide testimony on major legislative initiatives and policy issues related to cyber. Additionally, 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. The subcommittee will also hear about the implementation of additional authorities and responsibilities granted in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 (Public Law 117-81).


The Honorable Dr. John F. Plumb
Incoming Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense
Department of Defense 

General Paul M. Nakasone, U.S. Army
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command &
Director, National Security Agency

Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Hearing: “Fiscal Year 2023 Strategic Forces National Security Space Programs”
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
(2:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx – Open)

Purpose: To explore national security space activities of the Department of Defense (DOD), including within the U.S. Space Force (USSF), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). The Government Accountability Office will also testify on their recent independent assessments completed across the space acquisition enterprise.


The Honorable Dr. John Plumb
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
U.S. Department of Defense

Lt. Gen. Guetlein, USSF
United States Space System Command

Ms. Tonya P. Wilkerson
Deputy Director
National Geospatial Agency

Dr. Christopher Scolese
National Reconnaissance Office

Mr. Jon Ludwigson
Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions
Government Accountability Office