DLA News Archive

Tag: Document of the Month

Dec. 20, 2019

Document of the Month: Exchange shows now-solved problem in cataloging

While the Defense Logistics Agency has realized many savings for the Defense Department, effective cataloging has been its most consistent and reliable way of reducing expenditures. Until the agency received control of all DoD cataloging activities in the late 1990s, however, successful item identification depended on receiving complete and accurate information from the military services.

Nov. 21, 2019

Document of the Month: MOFAST

The Mechanization of Freight and Shipping Terminal, or MOFAST, expedited the processing of material in and out of supply depots by converting data into bills of lading and shipping labels. Users appreciated the efficiencies it introduced but were frustrated by its inflexibility.

Oct. 30, 2019

Document of the Month: The Pentagon Papers

Few people know DLA was involved with the recovery of the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret history of the Vietnam Conflict commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.