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Congressional Hearing Calendar
110th Congress
First Session

* * 2007 HEARINGS * *

February 28, 2007, 2:30 pm, SR 253, Posture hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences (Chairman Bill Nelson, D-FL) regarding NASA’s FY 2008 Budget Request

Opening Statement of Bill Nelson
Opening Statement of Ted Stevens

NASA Witness: Administrator Michael Griffin


March 7, 2007, 2:30 pm, SR 253, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences (Chairman Bill Nelson, D-FL) regarding Earth Science

NASA witness: Dr. Michael Freilich
Director, Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Other witnesses:

Dr. Berrien Moore III, Director
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire

Dr. Otis D. Brown, Dean
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami

Ms. Nancy Colleton
President, Institute for Global Environment Strategies
Executive Director, Alliance for Earth Observations


March 13, 2007, 10:00 am 2362A RHOB & 2:00 pm 2362B RHOB
March 14, 2007, 10:00 am & 2:00 pm, 2362A RHOB
Posture hearing before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (Chairman Alan Mollohan, D-WV) regarding NASA’s FY 2008 Budget Request

NASA witness: Administrator Michael Griffin


March 15, 2007, 10:00 am, 2318 RHOB, Posture hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee (Chairman Bart Gordon, D-TN) regarding NASA’s FY 2008 Budget Request

NASA witness: Administrator Michael Griffin


March 15, 2007, 2:00 pm, 138 Dirksen, Posture hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (Chair Barbara Mikulski, D-MD) regarding NASA’s FY 2008 Budget Request

NASA witness: Administrator Michael Griffin


March 28, 2007, 2:30 pm, SR 253, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics, and Related Sciences (Chairman Bill Nelson, D-FL) regarding Transitioning to the Next Generation Human Space Flight System

NASA witness: Associate Administrator Space Operations MIssion Directorate William H. Gerstenmaier

Other witnesses:
Mr. Ron Dittemore, President ATK Launch Systems
Mr. John Karas, Vice President, Space Exploration Lockheed Martin
Mr. Allen Li, Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management U.S. Government Accountability Office
Mr. Johnny Walker, Directing Business Representative IAM&AW District Lodge 166
Mr. Michael McCulley, Chief Executive Officer United Space Alliance


March 29, 2007, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security (Chairman Tom Carper, D-DE) regarding "Eliminating and Recovering Improper Payments"

NASA witness: Office of the Chief Financial Officer/Terry Bowie

Outside Witnesses:
Office of Management and Budget/Linda M. Combs
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services /Timothy B. Hill
Department of Housing and Urban Development/John W. Cox
Department of Homeland Security/David Norquist


May 2, 2007, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding NASA’s Science Program

Hearing Charter

Chairman Mark Udall Opening Statement

NASA witness: Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator Alan Stern
Other witnesses: Dr. Lennard Fisk, Chair, Space Studies Board, National Research Council;
Dr. Garth Illingworth, Chair, Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee;
Dr. Daniel Baker, Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder; and,
Dr. Joseph Burns, Vice Provost, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Cornell University.


May 2, 2007, 4:00 pm, SR 253, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (Chairman Bob Kerry, D-MA) regarding the national science and technology research effort.

NASA Witness: Goddard Space Flight Center/Dr. John C. Mather will present testimony for the record, and give a brief oral statement.

Outside Witnesses:
Dr. Andrew Z. Fire, Professor of Pathology and Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Dr. Roger Kornberg, Winzer Professor of Medicine, Department of Structural Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Craig Mello, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Dr. George Smoot, Astrophysics Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


May 17, 2007, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding NASA’s workforce strategy.

Hearing Charter

NASA witness: Office of Human Capital Management/Toni Dawsey
Other witnesses: Chairman, National Academies Study/David Black and others TBD

Press Release


May 24, 2007, 10:00 AM, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chrm. Miller, D-NC) regarding "The NASA Administrator’s Speech to Office of Inspector General Staff, the Subsequent Destruction of Video Records, and Associated Matters."

Hearing Charter

Chairman Miller Opening Statement

Panel 1
Ms. Evelyn R. Klemstine
Mr. Kevin Winters

Panel 2 -- NASA Witnesses
Chief of Staff/Mr. Paul Morrell
General Counsel/Mr. Michael Wholley

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June 6, 2007, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Research and Science Education (Chairman Brian Baird, D-WA) regarding STEM education.

NASA witness: Office of Education/Joyce Winterton

Other witnesses:
National Science Foundation/Cora Marrett
National Institute of Health/Bruce Fuchs
Department of Education/William Valdez


June 7, 2007, Joint Hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences (Chairman Bill Nelson, D-FL) and House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight (Chairman Brad Miller, D-NC ) regarding the investigation of NASA's Inspector General

Opening Statements
Rep. Bart Gordon
Rep. Brad Miller

Panel 1
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA);
Panel 2:
Kevin Carson, Former Assistant Inspector General for Audits, NASA;
Lance Carrington, Former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, NASA;
Deborah Herzog, Former Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, NASA; (Supplemental Testimony)
Danielle Brian, the Director of the Project on Government Oversight
Professor Paul Light of New York University
Panel 3
NASA Inspector General/Robert Cobb


June 12, 2007, Hearing before the House Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Investigation and Oversight (Chairman Brad Miller, D-NC) regarding wasteful Federal programs and earmarks, specifically the DP-2 (a previous NASA earmark, now a DOD earmark).

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement
Rep. Brad Miller

Panel 1
The Honorable Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Panel 2
Mr. John Eney
Dr. William Scheuren
Mr. Mark Deadrick
Panel 3
Mr. Anthony "Tony" duPont
Panel 4
Mr. John Kinzer
Col. G. Warren Hall (ret.) - ARC/Assistant to the Director of Safety, Environmental and Mission Assurance for Aviation Safety
Lt. Col. Michael Tremper


June 26, 2007, Hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Technology, and Innovation (Chairman David Wu, D-OR) regarding SBIR/STTR program management.

NASA witness: Doug Comstock

Other witnesses: DoD/Mike Caccuitto, DOE/Larry James, NSF/Kesh Narayanan, and NIH/Jo Anne Goodnight (TBD).


June 28, 2007, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding the FY 2008 budget request for NASA's Earth Sciences Program

Hearing Charter

Chairman Udall's Opening Statement

Witnesses:
Dr. Michael H. Freilich, Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate

Dr. Richard A. Anthes, President, Universities Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Eric J. Barron, Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas, Austin

Dr. Timothy W. Foresman, President, International Center for Remote Sensing Education

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July 11, 2007, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Mark Udall (D-CO) regarding U.S. Weather and Environmental Satellites: Ready for the 21st Century?

Hearing Charter

Chairman Inouye Opening Statement

Witnesses:
Dr. Michael Freilich
Director, Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Ms. Mary Ellen Kicza
Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Services
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mr. David Powner
Director, Technology Management Issues
Government Accountability Office

Dr. Greg Holland
Director, Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division
Earth and Sun Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research

Dr. Antonio Busalacchi
Professor and Director, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
University of Maryland


July 24, 2007, 10:00 - 12:00; 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding NASA's Space Shuttle and International Space Station Programs: Status and Issues

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement Honorable Mark Udall

Witnesses:
NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate/William H. Gerstenmaier
Chairman, ISS Independent Safety Task Force Report/Tommy W. Holloway
Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology/G. Paul Neitzel, Ph.D.
Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, Government Accountability Office/Christina T. Chaplain


July 31, 2007, 10:00 am, 253 SR, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-HI) regarding confirmation hearing for NASA Chief Financial Officer Nominee

Witness:
Mr. Ronald Spoehel
Nominated to be Chief Financial Officer
National Aeronautics and Space Administration


September 6, 2007, 10:00 am, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding NASA’s Astronaut Health Care System-Results of an Independent Review

Hearing Charter

Chairman Mark Udall Opening Statement
Committee Chairman Bart Gordon Opening Statement

Witnesses:

Panel I
Richard E. Bachmann, Jr., Colonel, US Air Force, Chair, NASA Astronaut Health Care System Review Committee
Dr. Richard S. Williams, Chief Health and Medical Officer, NASA
Mr. Bryan O'Connor, Chief, Safety and Mission Assurance, NASA
Ms. Ellen Ochoa, Director, Flight Crew Operations, NASA

Panel II
Dr. Michael Griffin, Administrator, NASA

NASA's Astronaut Health Care System Report
NASA's Space Flight Safety Review


September 28, 2007, 10:00 am, SD 342, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia (Chairman Daniel Akaka, D-HI) regarding "The role of Federal Executive Boards in Pandemic Preparedness."

Witnesses:

Michael Goin, NASA Glenn Research Center (in his capacity as Executive Director of the Federal Executive Board for the Cleveland area)
Art Cleaves/Department of Homeland Security, FEMA


October 31, 2007, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee (Chairman Bart Gordon, D-TN) regarding NASA Aviation Safety.

Hearing Charter
Exhibits and supporting documentation entered into the record at the hearing

Opening Statements
Chairman Bart Gordon
Chairman Mark Udall
Chairman Brad Miller

Witness Statement
Panel 1
Dr. Michael Griffin, NASA Administrator
Mr. Jim Hall, Managing Partner, Hall and Associates LLC, and Former Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

Panel 2
Mr. Robert S. Dodd, Safety Consultant and President, Dodd & Associates LLC
Dr. Jon A. Krosnick, Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Stanford University
Captain Terry McVenes, Executive Air Safety Chairman of ALPA


November 8 , 2007, 10:00 am, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Mark Udall, D-CO) regarding Near-Earth Objects and the status of the survey program and review of NASA's report to Congress

Hearing Charter

Opening Statements
Chairman Mark Udall

Witnesses:

Panel I
Rep. Luis Fortuno

Panel II
James Green, Director, Planetary Science Division, NASA
Scott Pace, Associate Administrator, Program Analysis and Evaluation, NASA
Donald K. Yeomans, Manager, Near-Earth Object Program Office, NASA
Donald B. Campbell, Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University
Russell L. Schweickart, Chairman, B612 Foundation, Sonoma, CA
Dr. J. Anthony Tyson, Professor of Physics, University of California Davis



November 15, 2007, 10:00 am, SR 253, Hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Subcommittee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences (Chairman Bill Nelson, D-FL) regarding Issues Facing the U.S. Space Program after Retirement of the Space Shuttle

NASA witnesses:

Administrator Michael Griffin
Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Richard Gilbrech
Associate Administrator for Space Operations William Gerstenmaier


 

 

 
 
 
 
 


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