Procurement, Acquisition, Testing, and Oversight of the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class Aircraft Carrier Program

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015 Time: 09:30 AM Location: Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

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To receive testimony on the procurement, acquisition, testing, and oversight of the Navy’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier program.

*This hearing was previously scheduled for August 6, 2015 and was postponed.

Member Statements

  1. Chairman John McCain R (AZ)
  2. Ranking Member Jack Reed D (RI)


  1. Honorable Katrina G. McFarland
    Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition) Department of Defense
  2. Honorable Sean J. Stackley
    Assistant Secretary, Research, Development & Acquisition Department of the Navy
  3. Rear Admiral Donald E. Gaddis, USN
    Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Department of the Navy
  4. Rear Admiral Thomas J. Moore, USN
    Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers Department of the Navy
  5. Rear Admiral Michael C. Manazir, USN
    Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV)
  6. Honorable J. Michael Gilmore
    Director of Operational Test and Evaluation Department of Defense
  7. Mr. Paul L. Francis
    Managing Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management U.S. Government Accountability Office