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June 10, 2021

Agency’s 8th director to be inducted into 2020 DLA Hall of Fame 

Former Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Donald Babers, who led the agency through rapid growth in material management and contract administration from 1984 to 1986, is among nine inductees into the 2020 DLA Hall of Fame. 

Sept. 24, 2020

Agency adjusted support, provided global capabilities during Vietnam War

Though once restricted to wholesale logistics in the continental United States, DLA proved during the Vietnam War it could supply warfighters in foreign lands.

Aug. 31, 2020

Former IT system integrated logistics functions, improved DLA's project management

DLA launched the Standard Automated Materiel Management System in 1971 to integrate common logistics functions across multiple supply chains. Though it was replaced in the 2000s, SAMMS increased effectiveness and forced DLA to improve its project management.

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.

Oct. 21, 2019

DSA supports Cuban Missile Crisis 1 year after founding

By quickly responding during to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Defense Supply Agency proved itself as the nation’s preeminent source of combat logistics.

Aug. 20, 2019

DLA-GSA partnership to manage federal supply classes spans history

The Defense Logistics Agency and General Services Administration work together to manage 600-plus federal classes of supply, which include over 6 million National Stock Numbered items.

July 16, 2019

U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum lets uniforms tell modern Army history

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command website — As behind-the-scenes work on the U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum's new gallery creeps quietly forward, the museum at Fort Sill, Oklahoma tells an ever-more-complete story of the branch's history in uniforms.

July 10, 2019

Federal laws steer DLA mission, business practices

The Defense Logistics Agency has been affected by Congress as much as the executive branch during its 58-year history. While some of the influence has come through oversight, the majority resulted from legislation that determined how the agency is structured, operates and employs its workforce. 

Jan. 30, 2019

African-American leaders made history at DLA predecessor agency

As DLA prepares to observe Black History Month, it’s a fitting time to learn about African-American leaders who made history at the agency in its early years.

Oct. 26, 2018

The Elk of Defense Supply Center Richmond

For almost 80 years, Defense Supply Center Richmond has cared for a unique part of America’s natural heritage.