Upcoming hearings

As Congress returns from recess next week, the House Science and Technology Committee has a couple of relevant hearings scheduled. On Wednesday morning, April 2, the research and education subcommittee is holding a hearing on “International Science and Technology Cooperation” with the following witnesses scheduled:

  • Dr. John Marburger, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Dr. Arden Bement, Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Dr. Nina Fedoroff, Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Jeff Miotke, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Science, Space and Health, Bureau of Oceans and International and Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Mr. Michael O’Brien, Assistant Administrator for External Relations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

On Thursday morning, April 3, the space subcommittee is holding a hearing titled “NASA’s Exploration Initiative: Status and Issues”, with the following witnesses:

  • Dr. Richard Gilbrech, Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA
  • Ms. Cristina T. Chaplain, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management,
    Government Accountability Office

  • Dr. Noel Hinners, Independent Consultant
  • Dr. Kathryn Thornton, Professor of Department of Science, Technology and Society & Associate Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Virginia

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