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May 5, 2022

R&D program yields new sources for obsolete parts, raw materials 

DLA research and development team matches America’s small businesses with research and development projects that address critical supply chain gaps and security threats.

May 2, 2022

DLA celebrates small business partnerships, connects owners with new opportunities

DLA is marking National Small Business Week May 1-7 by celebrating the contributions of small businesses that make up 80% of the agency’s suppliers.

Sept. 28, 2021

DLA doubles down on diversity, innovation at R&D Industry Collider Day 

The Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development team brought together leaders in industry, academia, historically Black colleges and universities, small businesses and trade associations during the second annual Industry Collider Day Sept. 8.

May 7, 2021

Industry association leaders get 2020 Supplier Survey results, new DLA Strategic Plan details

The Defense Logistics Agency is upping its game in how it understands industry and leverages data to improve processes, the DLA vice director told leaders of 13 industry associations in a May 5 webinar that also focused on 2020 Supplier Survey results and demand projections.  

Dec. 9, 2020

Partnerships, innovation enable medical material availability

Vendors rolling out new items they want to sell to the Defense Department need stock numbers assigned to those supplies so customers and government systems have a common reference. The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Medical Supplier Support Team normally handles this for items like surgical and hospital equipment.

Aug. 10, 2020

New DLA director outlines priorities in video message to employees

Continuing world-class warfighter support and taking care of employees are among four priorities new Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic outlines in a video to employees.

Aug. 5, 2020

Summer 2020 newsletter offers latest R&D news 

The summer 2020 edition of The Innovator is now available. The Innovator is electronically published quarterly with articles and information for employees on research and development projects, updates, and upcoming events and activities.

March 3, 2020

DLA Troop Support supervisor recognized for innovation

Miriam Tannenbaum earned the DLA Troop Support Innovation Award for her efforts to improve warfighter support and encouraging innovation among her team.

Jan. 16, 2020

DLA to modernize warehouse operations 

The Defense Logistics Agency is keeping up with innovation and technology changes in warehouse operations by leveraging commercial, off-the-shelf software by SAP.

Nov. 12, 2019

DLA, industry share innovation, ideas

DLA and industry research and development professionals gathered at the McNamara Headquarters Complex to share innovative ideas during the annual DLA R&D Industry Day Nov. 7.