Committee on Armed Services

Mac Thornberry

Chairman Wilson's Opening Statement

2015/03/26

WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled "Department of Defense (DOD) Fiscal Year 2016 Science and Technology Programs: Laying the Groundwork to Maintain Technological Superiority”... Read More

Department of Defense (DOD) Fiscal Year 2016 Science and Technology Programs: Laying the Groundwork to Maintain Technological Superiority

2015/03/26

WITNESSES:

 
Mr. Alan Shaffer
Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering  

Ms. Mary Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology  

Rear Admiral Upper Half Mathias Winter, USN
Chief of Naval Research  

Dr. David Walker
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering  

Dr. Arati Prabhakar
Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Testimony & Additional Information

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Opening Statement of Chairman Turner

2015/03/26

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled "Combat Aviation Modernization Programs and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request"... Read More

Opening Statement of Chairman Wittman

2015/03/26

WASHINGTON - Rep. Robert Wittman (R-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled “The Department of Defense’s Readiness Posture”... Read More

Combat Aviation Modernization Programs and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

2015/03/26

Witnesses:

Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN
Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition)
U.S. Navy

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, USMC
Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation
U.S. Marine Corps

Rear Admiral Michael C. Manazir, USN
Director of the Air Warfare Division
U.S. Navy

Major Genearl Timothy M. Ray, USAF
Director
Global Power Programs, Offfice of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

Lieutenant General James M. “Mike” Holmes, USAF
Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements
Headquarters, U.S. Air Force

Testimony & Additional Information

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The Department of Defense’s Readiness Posture

2015/03/26

Witnesses:

General Daniel Allyn
Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army

Admiral Michelle Howard
Vice Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy 

General Larry Spencer
Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force

General John Paxton
Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps

Testimony & Additional Resources

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HASC Hearing Schedule: March 30 - April 10

2015/03/26

WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee has no hearings or briefings scheduled for the weeks of March 30 - April 10. Read More

Fiscal Year 2016 National Security Space Hearing

2015/03/25

Witnesses:

General John E. Hyten, USAF
Commander
Air Force Space Command  

Mr. Douglas L. Loverro
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
Department of Defense  

Mr. Dyke Weatherington
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space, Strategic, and Intelligence Systems
Department of Defense  

Ms. Betty Sapp
Director
National Reconnaissance Office  

Mr. Robert Cardillo
Director
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency  

Lieutenant General John “Jay” Raymond, USAF
Commander
Joint Functional Component Command for Space

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Opening Statement of Chairman Rogers

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled “Fiscal Year 2016 National Security Space Activities." Read More

Chairman Wilson's Opening Statement

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON - Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled "Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Strategy and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Chemical Biological Defense Program”. Read More

Thornberry on Bergdahl

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement on the Army's decision concerning Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Read More

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Strategy and the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Chemical Biological Defense Program

2015/03/25

Witnesses:

Mr. Eric Rosenbach
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security  

Dr. Chris Hassell
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense (DASD(NCB/CBD))  

Mr. John Burnham
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Threat Reduction and Arms Control (DASD(NCB/TRAC))  

Mr. Kenneth Myers
Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency and U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (Director DTRA/SCC-WMD)  

Mr. Douglas Bryce
Deputy, Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense (Deputy, JPEO-CBD)

Testimony & Additional Information

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Thornberry/Smith Introduce DOD Acquisition Reform Bill

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON—Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today jointly introduced H.R. 1597, a bill aimed at reforming the Department of Defense’s broken acquisition system. The legislation... Read More

Opening Statement of Chairman Heck

2015/03/25

WASHINGTON - Rep. Joseph Heck (R-WA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled “Stakeholder’s Views on the Recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.” Read More

Stakeholder’s Views on the Recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

2015/03/25

Witnesses: 

Mr. Scott Bousum
Legislative Director
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States

Mr. Brendon Gehrke
Senior Legislative Associate
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States

Colonel Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret)
Director, Government Relations
Military Officers Association of America

Mr. Chris Neiweem
Legislative Associate
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Mr. John Stovall
Director of National Security
The American Legion

Ms. Karen Ruedisueli
Government Relations Deputy Director
National Military Family Association

Testimony & More Information 

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Thornberry Welcomes Rep. Russell

2015/03/24

WASHINGTON - Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, extended his welcome to Congressman Russell: Read More

Opening Statement of Chairman Rogers'

2015/03/24

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following opening statement for today's hearing entitled “Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for Atomic Energy Defense” Read More

Fiscal Year 2016 Atomic Energy Defense Hearing

2015/03/24

Witnesses:

Lieutenant General Frank Klotz (USAF, ret.)
Administrator
National Nuclear Security Administration 

Mr. Mark Whitney
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management
Department of Energy 

Ms. Jessie Hill Roberson
Vice Chairman
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 

Supporting Witnesses: 

Admiral John M. Richardson
Director
Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program 

Dr. Donald L. Cook
Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs
National Nuclear Security Administration               

Ms. Anne Harrington
Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation
National Nuclear Security Administration

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Thornberry on Afghanistan

2015/03/24

WASHINGTON - Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Service Committee, commented today on the President's decision to maintain current U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan. Read More

Chairman Thornberry Unveils Defense Reform Proposal

2015/03/23

WASHINGTON - Today, at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) discussed his proposal for defense reform. In remarks and discussion, the Chairman laid out his plan which centers around starting this conversation... Read More

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