May 15, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON--House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring four (4) events the week of May 15 through 19:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“Initial Findings of the Section 809 Panel: Setting the Path for Streamlining and Improving Defense Acquisition”
Full Committee
(10:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN)


Ms. Deidre Lee
Chair, Section 809 Panel
Former Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)
Former Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP)
Mr. William LaPlante
Commissioner, Section 809 Panel
Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Mr. Charlie E. Williams, Jr.
Commissioner, Section 809 Panel
Former Director of Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
Mr. Joseph W. Dyer
Commissioner, Section 809 Panel
Former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, iRobot Corporation
Former Commander, Naval Air Systems Command


"Military Personnel Posture: FY 2018"
Subcommittee on Military Personnel
(3:30 pm – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN)


Lieutenant General James C. McConville
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1
United States Army

Vice Admiral Robert Burke
Chief of Naval Personnel
United States Navy

Lieutenant General Mark A. Brilakis
Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs
United States Marine Corps

Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso
Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services
United States Air Force

Thursday, May 18, 2017

"Amphibious Warfare in a Contested Environment"
Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces
(2:00 PM– 2212 Rayburn–OPEN)

Jesse Sloman
Analyst with Expertise in Amphibious Warfare, Defense Resourcing, and Operational Concept Development & Wargaming
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Friday, May 19, 2017

"Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities and Posture of the National Security Space Enterprise"
Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
(9:00 AM – 2118 Rayburn – OPEN)
General Raymond, USAF
Air Force Space Command
Lt Gen David Buck, USAF
Commander, Joint Functional Component Command – Space
U.S. Strategic Command
Ms. Betty Sapp
National Reconnaissance Office
Mr. Robert Cardillo
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Mr. John Hill
Performing the Duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy