Department of Defense Laboratories and Their Contributions to Military Operations and Readiness, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 3, 2017 [open pdf - 297KB]
This is the May 3, 2017 Hearing titled "Department of Defense Laboratories and Their Contributions to Military Operations and Readiness," held before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Martin Heinrich: "The thousands of men and women at the laboratories, both public servants and contractors, play several critical roles for the DOD, including rapidly deploying new equipment to the battlefield-for example, the labs did the engineering work necessary to get the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, or MRAPs as we know them, to theater as a rapid response to an operational need; supporting acquisition programs to make sure that DOD is a smart and technically informed buyer of advanced technologies, and helping control costs of major weapons systems; and performing cutting-edge, next-generation science and engineering research at a network of labs, as well as managing research and development programs in industry and universities, which have led to equipment and weapons systems that our warfighters depend on, like advanced radar and satellite systems and munitions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Melissa L. Flagg, Jeffery P. Holland, John A. Montgomery, and Ricky L. Peters.
S. Hrg. 115-604; Senate Hearing 115-604
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