Department of Defense COVID-19 Response to Defense Industrial Base Challenges, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, June 10, 2020 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the June 10, 2020 hearing on "Department of Defense COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Response to Defense Industrial Base Challenges," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of Adam Smith: "The subject of today's hearing is to discuss the Department's response to the pandemic, and specifically, the efforts-and as the Under Secretary for Acquisition, you are in the middle of this-the efforts to ramp up production necessary to meet that aspect of the public health challenge. And very early on, it was obvious that, when we were going to have such a massive increase in public health demands surrounding COVID-19, one of the things that was going to be required was to mass produce far greater quantities of certain key public health needs than we would normally have. [...] I am still worried about whether or not we are using the full force and power of the Federal Government to meet this crisis, particularly when it comes to producing PPE [personal protective equipment], and to make sure that we bring the competence to the problem that is necessary." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ellen M. Lord.
H.A.S.C. No. 116-84; House Armed Services Committee No. 116-84
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