The week ahead

By Tony Bertuca / May 15, 2023 at 5:00 AM

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak at several events this week, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who is slated to appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee to discuss U.S. competition with China.


The Senate Appropriations Committee holds a hearing with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the "path ahead" for the U.S.-China relationship.

The House Armed Services Committees hosts a “member day” for lawmakers.

The Association of the United States Army hosts its LANPAC symposium in Honolulu, HI. The event runs through Thursday.

The Heritage Foundation hosts a discussion on naval statecraft in the 21st century.


The Senate Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on the role of U.S. special operations forces related to competition with China and Russia.

The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute hosts a discussion with the Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations.

GovExec's Cyber Summit 2023 begins. The event runs through Thursday.

The Nexus 23 event begins at the National Press Club featuring current and former senior defense officials and lawmakers. The event runs through Thursday.