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 25 – 29.
 
Full Committee Hearing: “Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request”
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
(10:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx ­– Open)
 
Purpose: To hear testimony from Department of the Air Force leadership regarding the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request.
 
Witnesses:
 
The Honorable Frank Kendall III
Secretary
United States Air Force
 
General Charles Q. Brown
Chief of Staff
United States Air Force
 
General John W. Raymond
Chief of Space Operations
United States Space Force
 
 
Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces Hearing: “Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request of the Department of Defense for Fixed-Wing Tactical and Training Aircraft Programs”
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
(2:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and via WebEx ­– Open)
 
Purpose: To receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request and update Members on DOD’s planning factors and execution for fixed-wing tactical and training aircraft programs.
 
Witnesses:
 
Honorable Andrew P. Hunter, SES 
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (SAF/AT&L) 
 
LtGen David Nahom, USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs (HAF/A8)
 
Honorable Frederick “Jay” Stefany, SES 
(Acting) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN/RDA), and 
Senior Acquisition Executive for the F-35 Program (SAE/F-35)
 
RADM Andrew Loiselle, USN 
Director, Air Warfare Division (OPNAV/N98)
 
LtGen Mark Wise, USMC 
Deputy Commandant for Aviation (DCA)
 
LtGen Eric Fick, USAF 
F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) Program Executive Officer (PEO)
 
VADM Ronald A. Boxall, USN 
Director, Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment, Joint Staff
 
Mr. Jon Ludwigson, USG Civilian
Director, Contracting and National Security Acquisitions for the Government Accountability Office
 
 
[POSTPONED] Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces: “Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces”

**POSTPONED**
Note: this hearing has been postponed, with a future hearing date to be announced.

Purpose: To receive testimony from the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9), and the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Combat Development and Integration about the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Navy.
 
 
Witnesses:
 
Mr. Jay Stefany
PTDO Assistant Secretary of the Navy,
Research, Development, and Acquisition
 
VADM Scott Conn, USN
Deputy Chief of Naval Operations,
Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities
 
LtGen Karsten Heckl, USMC
Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps,
Combat Development and Integration
 
 
Full Committee Hearing: “Member Day”
Thursday, April 28, 2022 
(10:00am ET – 2118 Rayburn and via Webex – Open)
 
Purpose: To receive testimony from members of Congress on their national defense priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). Members will also have an opportunity to offer legislative proposals as amendments when the full House considers the bill. In lieu of testifying in person or via Webex, members also have the option of submitting a written statement for the record.
 
Witnesses:
 
Members of Congress
 
 
Subcommittee on Readiness Hearing: “F-35 Sustainment”
Thursday, April 28, 2022
(2:00pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and via Webex – Open)
 
Purpose: To address current and long-term sustainment challenges facing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, including operating and support costs, organic depot capability and capacity, aircraft availability and mission capability, supply chain management, and plans to transition of sustainment responsibilities from the Joint Program Office to the military services by 2027.
 
Witnesses:


Mr. Steven Morani
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment / Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment
Department of Defense
 
Lieutenant General Eric Fick
Program Executive Office, F-35 Joint Program Office
Department of Defense
 
Ms. Diana Maurer
Director, Defense Capabilities and Management Team
Government Accountability Office
 
 
Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations Hearing: “Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request for U.S. Special Operations Forces and Command”
Thursday, April 28, 2022
(4:30pm ET – 2118 Rayburn and via Webex – Open) 
 
Purpose: To assess the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request for U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), including priorities, challenges, and alignment to the National Defense Strategy.
 
Witnesses:
 
Mr. Christopher Maier
Assistant Secretary of Defense 
Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict 
 
General Richard D. Clarke, United States Army 
Commander
U.S. Special Operations Command
 
 
[RESCHEDULED] Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems Hearing: “Department of Defense Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance for Fiscal Year 2023”

Note: this hearing was originally scheduled to convene on Friday, April 29, and has been rescheduled to convene on Wednesday, May 18.

Purpose: To receive testimony on priorities of the Department of Defense for digital modernization and transformation, artificial intelligence, information technology, and cybersecurity. The hearing will highlight the creation of the Department’s Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Officer, its organization, relationship to other components of the Department, and efforts with the military services.
 
Witnesses:
 
Mr. John Sherman 
Chief Information Officer
Acting Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Officer
Office of the Secretary of Defense
 
Dr. Kelly Fletcher
Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer
Office of the Secretary of Defense
 
Ms. Margaret Palmieri
Principal Deputy Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Officer
Office of the Secretary of Defense

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