DLA Headquarters News

Employees required to abide by Hatch Act
All federal employees are prohibited by law from using their positions to advocate for or against any candidate for political office. Graphic by Paul Crank.
Aug. 15, 2018 - With the election season now in full swing, it’s important that DLA employees be aware of rules that apply to them under the provisions of the Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 7323, which limits political activities of all federal employees.

DLA General Counsel Coyne retires after 38 years with DoD
DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams (far left) and former DLA directors Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek (second from right) and Vice Adm. Alan Thompson (far right), present DLA General Counsel James Coyne an honorary DLA flag during his retirement ceremony Aug. 10 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Photo by Teodora Mocanu.
Aug. 14, 2018 - DLA General Counsel James M. Coyne retired after a 38-year career with the Department of Defense in a ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Aug. 10.

DLA optimizes installation management
Having an installation management lead in place allows that individual to make sure policies and procedures are being executed properly and flowing through the chain of command.
Aug. 13, 2018 - In early summer 2018, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams rescinded a March 2017 change that separated DLA Installation Management and Installation Operations into distinct entities. The decision to “re-merge” the two offices to maintain the synergy, effectiveness and efficiency of having one Installation Management organization became effective August 6.

DLA working group names areas for potential use of artificial intel to boost efficiency
Artificial intelligence and machine learning could be used to boost efficiencies in various DLA processes, a working group from DLA's Analytics Center of Excellence recently found. (Graphic courtesy U.S. Army)
Aug. 10, 2018 - A team from the Defense Logistics Agency’s Analytics Center of Excellence at a recent workshop identified more than two dozen DLA processes to which artificial intelligence and machine learning could someday bring greater efficiency and lower risk — in line with goals set in the DLA Strategic Plan.

DLA Aviation News

Loud and Clear
Patricia
Aug. 15, 2018 - Growing up a deaf woman in a hearing society is not without its challenges, but Patricia “Trix” Bruce has risen to those challenges and overcome them with aplomb. She has since made it her mission to help educate the hearing community and deaf interpreters about the most productive and rewarding ways to communicate and engage with deaf people.

DLA Distribution News

DLA Distribution Rigger’s Operations NCO promoted to Army Staff Sergeant
Newly promoted Army Staff Sgt. Brittany Sheehan, operations NCO, DLA Riggers.
Aug. 17, 2018 - DLA Distribution’s newly promoted Army Staff Sgt. Brittany Sheehan was an E-5/Sgt. for three years prior to this promotion.

DLA Land and Maritime News

Inclusion
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime People and Culture Director Robert Boggs provides insight into diversity and inclusion as it relates to organizational culture based on his knowledge, research and the book “The Power of Inclusion: Unlock the Potential and Productivity of Your Workforce
Aug. 9, 2018 - To understand why a culture of inclusion is critical to organizational success we need only look to the advances seen in technology. These advances and the availability of just about any product or service imaginable, makes the quality of employee performance the key differentiator in every organization. The key competitive advantage in business is the employee’s willingness to devote their best efforts toward meeting and exceeding organizational goals and objectives.

Logistics In Action

AFRL viewing aircraft inspections through the lens of technology
AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers Capt. Sarah Wallentine and Alex Brown demonstrate the use of augmented reality for nondestructive inspections. AFRL researchers are developing a capability that uses the technology to display all necessary information for performing an aircraft inspection within the user's field of view, eliminating the need to view information from multiple sources simultaneously.  (U.S. Air Force photo/David Dixon)
Aug. 16, 2018 - Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Lakenheath website — AFRL researchers are hard at work finding unique ways to make aircraft maintainers’ lives a little easier through a technology many associate most closely with video gaming.

DLA Disposition Services News

Navy work boats meet swift end in Yokosuka
Scrap contractor employees begin the mutilation required to demilitarize a 56-foot naval work boat.
Aug. 17, 2018 - While they may not have been swift in the water, three Navy work boats met a quick end with the help of Defense Logistics Agency employees in Japan.

DLA Energy News

Auf Wiedersehen, Danke Schön
(center) DLA Energy Contract Specialist Stefan Weingart stands with the DLA Energy Bulk Petroleum Products Division team. Photo by Elizabeth Stoeckmann
Aug. 15, 2018 - At times, the English words didn’t come easily, but saying “Auf wiedersehen, danke schön” in his native language came naturally and understood as “good bye, thank you” to his American colleagues.

DLA Troop Support News

C&T employees go extra miles with the DLA Wellness Program
DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles acquisition specialist Aaron Jones, left, and contracting officer Jennifer Scarpello complete the Philadelphia Marathon November 19, 2017. Jones and Scarpello work on C&T’s individual equipment team and used the DLA Wellness Program to help train for the marathon and other long distance races.
Aug. 16, 2018 - The last topic of DLA Troop Support’s VPP campaign is Well-Being. Employees from the Clothing & Textiles supply chain are taking advantage of the DLA Wellness Program to not just improve their well-being, but compete in extreme long distance races.