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 June 8 – 12.  
Full Committee Hearing: “Department of Defense COVID-19 Response to Defense Industrial Base Challenges”
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
(2:00PM ET – Longworth 1100/Virtual – Open)
Purpose: The committee will receive testimony from the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord, on the Department of Defense’s response efforts during COVID-19. The hearing will focus on the Department’s efforts regarding Defense Industrial Base challenges, contribution to interagency efforts, and use of existing acquisition authorities, including the Defense Production Act, to respond to challenges presented by COVID-19 and meet the Department’s readiness needs. 
The Honorable Ellen Lord 
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment 
Department of Defense  

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