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 17 - 21.
Subcommittees on Readiness and Seapower and Projection Forces Joint Hearing: “Posture and Readiness of the Mobility Enterprise”
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 
(4:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and WebEx – Open) 
Purpose: Areas of discussion will focus on: sealift policy including the Maritime Security Program and the potential for a Tanker Security Program; sealift recapitalization requirements; the status of our Merchant Mariners; inter- and intra-theater airlift requirements; aerial refueling requirements; the Civil Reserve Air Fleet program; surface distribution requirements; and the Defense Personal Property Program including the future Global Household Goods Contract.
General Stephen Lyons
United States Transportation Command
Ms. Lucinda Lessley
Deputy Administrator
United States Maritime Administration
Mr. Kevin Tokarski
Associate Administrator for Strategic Airlift
United States Maritime Administration
Full Committee Hearing: “Recommendations of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service”
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 
(11:00am ET?–?2118 Rayburn & WebEx – Open)
Purpose: To review the final report recommendations of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service.
The Honorable Dr. Joseph J. Heck 
National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 
The Honorable Mark Gearan
Vice Chairman for National and Public Service
National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Mr. Steve Barney 
National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing: “Reviewing Department of Defense Science and Technology Strategy, Policy, and Programs for Fiscal Year 2022: Fostering a Robust Ecosystem for Our Technological Edge”
Thursday, May 20, 2021
(11:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn & WebEx – Open)
Purpose: The subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 President’s Budget Request for Department of Defense’s Science and Technology (S&T) programs; activities; infrastructure; and policies, including alignment with national strategies and interagency efforts, to maintain technological superiority. Additionally, the hearing will provide members an opportunity to examine the roles, responsibilities and authorities of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, and the Military Departments’ Assistant Secretaries responsible for research, technology, and development, in accordance with Title 10, United States Code. The subcommittee will focus on their responsibility to lead a robust science and technology ecosystem of agencies; offices; laboratories; federally funded research and development centers; university affiliated research centers; academic partnerships; test and evaluation entities; and partnerships with the private sector, to include small businesses, to deliver the best capabilities to the warfighter in the near, mid, and long-term.
Ms. Barbara McQuiston
Acting, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E))
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Dr. Philip Perconti
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology (DASA R&T)
Department of the Army
Ms. Joan “JJ” Johnson
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, Test, and Engineering (DASN RDTE)
Department of the Navy
Ms. Kristin Baldwin
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics for Science Technology, and Engineering (SAF/AQR)
Department of the Air Force

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