Key House and Senate Committees are poised to begin their mark-up of the Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Budget request. Indeed, as the schedule below suggests, several of the committees of jurisdiction are launching their budget hearing prior to the budget release.

These Congressional hearings will include the following:

Wednesday, 26 May (4:30 pm) – The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Strategic Forces will receive testimony on space force, military space operations, policy and programs from the following witnesses:

  • General David Thompson, Vice Chief Of Space Operations United States Space Force
  • Mr. John Hill, Performing The Duties Of Assistant Secretary Of Defense For Space Policy
  • Ms. Darlene Costello, Acting Assistant Secretary Of The Air Force For Acquisition, Technology, And Logistics

Thursday, 27 May (1:00 pm) – The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) Subcommittee on Strategic Forces will receive testimony on space force, military space operations, policy and programs on Wednesday, 26 May at 4:30 pm from the following witnesses:

  • The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense
  • General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
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Thursday, 27 May (3:00 pm) – The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces will hold a hearing entitled: “Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) Program Update and Review of Electrification.” This public hearing will include an overview of Army’s TWV program priorities, near- and long-term modernization plans, and an assessment of the general health of the TWV industrial base. This hearing will also provide an introduction to the Army’s current views on the potential and practicality of tactical vehicle electrification including its technical feasibility, affordability, and operations in a field environment. The following witnesses will appear in this virtual public hearing:

  • Mr. Tim Goddette, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Policy and Logistics
  • Mr. Michael K. Cadiuex, Director, Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Ground Vehicle Systems Center (GVSC)

Postponed due to scheduling Conflict / TBD – The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces plans to hold a hearing entitled: “Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces.” The following witnesses are scheduled to appear when this event is rescheduled:

  • The Honorable Jay Stefany, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development & Acquisition, Department of the Navy
  • Vice Admiral James Kilby, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities Department of the Navy
  • Lieutenant General Eric M. Smith, Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps

Thursday, June 17, 2021 (10:00 am) – The full Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing to review the FY 2022 Department of Defense Budget Request. Access here to view the hearing.