Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, have jointly initiated a task force that would assess the country's efforts to innovate against modern threats. The newly activated Future of Defense Task Force will work to perform this task and review the nation's defense assets, the House Armed Services Committee said Friday.
Reps. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Jim Banks R-Ind., co-chair the new task force. Smith, HASC's chairman, and Thornberry, a ranking member of the committee, used their authority to establish the task force that will tackle issues listed under multiple subcommittee responsibilities.
The task force's members are the following representatives:
- Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa.
- Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich.
- Michael Waltz, R-Fla.
- Paul Mitchell, R-Mich.
- Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn.
- Susan Davis, D-Calif.