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 February 15 - 19.
Full Committee Hearing: “Update on the Department of Defense’s Evolving Roles and Mission in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
(11:00 a.m. ET – 2118 Rayburn/Webex – Open)
Purpose: The committee will receive testimony from Department of Defense witnesses on the Department’s evolving support of the government-wide COVID-19 pandemic response, as well as force protection efforts.
Mr. Robert G. Salesses
Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Major General Jeff Taliaferro, USAF
Vice Director for Operations
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Major General Steven S. Nordhaus, USAF
Director of Operations
National Guard Bureau

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