The week ahead

By Tony Bertuca / December 3, 2018 at 5:15 AM

(Editor's Note: The House Armed Services Committee hearings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday as well as the Senate Armed Services Committee's hearing on Wednesday have been postponed.)

Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak at a variety of congressional hearings and think tanks around Washington this week, while federal agencies are closed Wednesday to mark the state funeral of former President George H. W. Bush.


The Wilson Center hosts a daylong event on U.S. national security strategy in the Arctic.

The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a nomination hearing for nominees to lead U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association hosts its annual Air Force IT Day in McLean, VA.


Federal agencies are closed to mark former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral.

The U.S. Naval Institute hosts Defense Forum Washington at the Newseum.

The House Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing with senior Pentagon officials on artificial intelligence structure, investments and applications.

The Senate Armed Services readiness and management support subcommittee holds a hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness.

The Air Force Association hosts a discussion on increasing readiness and lethality with the Air Force deputy chief of staff for operations.


The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to assess the findings of the National Defense Strategy Commission.

The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee and seapower and projection forces subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the state of naval surface forces.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford will headline a discussion about defense transformation hosted by the Washington Post.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosts a conversation with Navy Secretary Richard Spencer.

Science Applications International Corp. executives are slated to discuss quarterly earnings.