DLA News Archive

Archive: 2015

Oct. 6, 2015

Annual Report Shows Progress in Acquisition

Data-driven acquisition and procurement policies are creating savings in production and development programs, according to the Defense Department’s acquisition chief.

Oct. 6, 2015

DLA Distribution’s Expeditionary Team talks capabilities with Emergency Management Workgroup

As part of the recent Emergency Management Workgroup at Defense Distribution Center, Susquehanna, the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Expeditionary Team was on hand to talk about their own capabilities – both in the event of contingency operations, and closer to home in central Pennsylvania.

Oct. 6, 2015

DLA supplies critical gear to firefighters battling historic wildfire season

As thousands of families from Alaska to California evacuated their homes to escape fast-moving wildfires this summer, several Defense Logistics Agency activities rushed to provide direly needed firefighting equipment.

Oct. 5, 2015

Fire Prevention Week 2015 highlights importance of smoke detectors

During Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 4-10, Defense Logistics Agency employees and their families are encouraged to be fire safe throughout the year.

Oct. 5, 2015

Tobyhanna distribution center hosts pilot of Foundations of High Performing Leadership program

As the first in a new pilot, leaders at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Tobyhanna, Pa., recently completed the new Foundations of High Performing Leadership, a week-long training program designed to provide specific tools and knowledge to help plan, teach, and coach employees on a daily basis.

Oct. 2, 2015

DLA Distribution focuses on hurricane and flood preparedness

Typically, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November, and this season the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a 70 percent chance of six to 11 named storms, including three major hurricanes. As Hurricane Joaquin heads towards the east coast of the United States this weekend, DLA Distribution is urging employees to be prepared.

Oct. 1, 2015

DSCR celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month with energetic program

The Lotts Conference Center on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia, recently came alive during a program Sept. 29 celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.

Oct. 1, 2015

DLA Energy adds new customers to Direct Supply Natural Gas Program

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Installation Energy’s newest customers, Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and DLA Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, have Direct Supply Natural Gas Program contracts beginning Oct. 1.

Oct. 1, 2015

Subsistence employees see field feeding outside their office

Subsistence employees toured a field kitchen that Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers set up while staged at the NSA Philadelphia compound in support of the Papal visit.

Oct. 1, 2015

DLA Distribution headquarters hosts KPMG

As the external audit nears, DLA Distribution continues to prepare the agency for success. Recently, the organization welcomed three executive members from KPMG’s Management Consulting Advisory practice. Ken Drover, lead partner, Global Defense Center of Excellence, Patty St. George, partner, Federal Advisory and Jeff Langley, director, Supply Chain and Logistics, visited DLA Distribution for a discussion with leadership on operational and financial supply chain transformation. KPMG is the advisory firm currently assisting DLA Distribution prepare for the independent audit.