Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs Before the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, Air and Land Forces Subcommittee Hearing on Budget Request on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capabilities, Hearing Held April 19, 2007 [open pdf - 4MB]
From the opening statement of Neil Abercrombie: "The Air and Land Forces Subcommittee meets today to receive testimony from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Department of Defense (DOD) witnesses regarding intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs and policies, ISR, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs. They include the spectrum of manned and unmanned vehicles, from very small unmanned vehicles that weigh less than a pound, to a variety of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and manned aircraft programs, to multi-billion-dollar, highly classified, satellites. Some ISR programs, like the satellite programs and the U--2 aircraft, fall within the jurisdiction of other subcommittees. ISR program systems incorporate various sensor payloads, including electro-optical, radar, electronic and infrared, as well as ground stations, data links and users that include the immediate needs of the warfighter to intelligence analysts." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Neil Abercrombie, Jim Saxton, Rndolph D. Alles, Bruce W. Clingan, Davi M. D'Agostino, Sharon L. Pickup, Michael J. Sullivan, Walt Davis, David A. Deptula, John R. Landon, and Jeffery A. Sorenson.
House Armed Service Committee No.110-54; H.A.S.C. No. 110-54
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