(Update has a link to prepared testimony from a House hearing yesterday at the bottom of the page.)
At 10:00 a.m. today, the Acting Maritime Administrator (Joel Szabat), Superintendent Helis, and DOT’s Inspector General are slated to testify on SASH at USMMA before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies. The hearing will be carried live on the internet at this link:
It’s unfortunate that representatives of the parents and alumni were not invited (at least as far as I know) to testify. KPS would also have been happy to provide a representative to offer context to the picture; but, we weren’t invited, either.
For background information, check out Superintendent Helis’ testimony from one year ago. It’s enlightening, because that testimony was given three months before the sea year
stand down cancellation — and there is no mention of any problem with SASH during sea year. Since it was sworn testimony, you might assume he was telling the truth . . . . Unless you were a reader of KPS. Here was KPS’s analysis of that testimony in the context of the stand down cancellation. Also, here’s a link to the IG’s August 2016 report on the administration’s woeful response to SASH at the Academy, which was a follow up to this October 2014 IG report.
Here is a link to Acting Maritime Administrator Szabat’s prepared testimony. (UPDATE 2: This is from a hearing yesterday in the House, not from today’s testimony).