Air Sovereignty Alert Operations, Hearing Before the Readiness Subcommittee of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, April 22, 2009   [open pdf - 5MB]

From the opening statement of J. Randy Forbes: "Today's hearing focuses on the policy and resourcing shortcomings between the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Air Force and the Air National Guard. But I know, Mr. Chairman, that we both agree that NORAD [North American Aerospace Defense Command] and Northern Command (NORTHCOM) also play a critical role in the execution of the air sovereignty alert mission. As we go through the course of the hearing today, we may find that we will also need to have a direct discussion about the air sovereignty mission with them as well." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: J. Randy Forbes, Ranking Member; Solomon P. Ortiz, Chairman; Davi M. D'Agostino, Director, Homeland Defense and Emerging Threats and Warfare, Defense Capabilities and Management Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Daniel J. Darnell, Deputy Chief of Staff for Air, Space and Information Operations, Plans and Requirements, United States Air Force; Peter F. Verga, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Integration and Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense; Harry M. Wyatt, Director, U.S. Air National Guard.

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House Armed Services Committee No. 111-42; H.A.S.C. No. 111-42
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