Wednesday, March 25, 2009

House Armed Services Committee: schedule for the week of March 30 – April 3, 2009

House Armed Services Committee: schedule for the week of March 30 – April 3, 2009
Ike Skelton, Chairman
For planning purposes: March 25, 2009

The House Armed Services Committee announces the following schedule for the week of March 30 – April 3, 2009:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – 7:30am –2212 Rayburn – Open

The Defense Acquisition Reform Panel will meet to receive testimony on Measuring Value and Efficiency: How to Assess the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System.



Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – 1:00pm –2212 Rayburn – Open

The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Coordinating Contract Support on the Battlefield: Defense, State, and U.S. AID.


Mr. Gary Motsek
Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Program Support)
U.S. Department of Defense

Mr. William Moser
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (Logistics Management)
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Maureen A. Shauket
Senior Procurement Executive
Director, Office of Acquisition and Assistance
U.S. Agency for International Development

Mr. John Hutton
Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – 2:00pm –2118 Rayburn – Open

The Readiness Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on the National Security Personnel System – The Way Forward.


Mr. Brad Bunn
Program Executive Officer
National Security Personnel System
U.S. Department of Defense

Ms. Brenda Farrell
Defense Capabilities and Management
U.S. Government Accountability Office

John L. Crum, Ph.D.
Office of Policy and Evaluation
U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Mr. Darryl Perkinson
National President
Federal Managers Association

Thursday, April 2, 2009 – 10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open

The full committee will meet to receive testimony on the new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan and developments in U.S. Central Command and Special Operations Command.


The Honorable Michѐle Flournoy
Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)
U.S. Department of Defense

General David H. Petraeus, USA
U.S. Central Command

Admiral Eric Olson, USN
U.S. Special Operations Command

Thursday, April 2, 2009 –2:00pm – 2212 Rayburn – Open

The Military Personnel Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on improving recovery and full accounting of POW/MIA personnel from all past conflicts.


Panel 1:
Mr. Michael H. Wysong
Director of National Security and Foreign Affairs
Veterans of Foreign Wars

Mr. Philip D. Riley
National Security and Foreign Relations
The American Legion

Ms. Ann Mills Griffiths
Executive Director
National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia

Ms. Lisa Phillips
WWII Families for the Return of the Missing

Ms. Lynn O’Shea
Director of Research
National Alliance of Families

Mr. Frank Metersky
Washington Liaison
Korea/Cold Families of the Missing

Ms. Robin Piacine
Coalition of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs

Mr. Ron Broward
POW/MIA Advocate

Panel 2:
The Honorable Charles A. Ray
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for POW/Missing Personnel Affairs
U.S. Department of Defense

Rear Admiral Donna L. Crisp, USN
Commander, Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command
U.S. Department of Defense

Thursday, April 2, 2009 –3:30pm – 2118 Rayburn – Open

The Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee will meet to receive testimony on Terrorism and the New Age of Irregular Warfare: Challenges and Opportunities.


Mr. William D. Hartung
Arms and Security Initiative
New America Foundation

Mr. John Robb
Warfare Theorist/Author

Mr. Henry Dreifus
Founder and CEO
Dreifus Associates, Ltd., Inc.

Mr. Bevin Alexander
Adjunct professor
Longwood University

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