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Oct. 6, 2020

DLA earns DOD awards for its commitment to employees with disabilities

DLA celebrated a fourth consecutive win in the best mid-sized component award category and a DLA Energy financial systems analyst was also recognized as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability during the 40th Annual Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony Oct. 1.

Oct. 1, 2020

DLA employees walk a mile to promote sexual assault prevention, response

The DLA Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team continued their “Not just April” theme by encouraging employees to snap pictures of themselves walking a mile in September to show support for survivors of sexual assault.

Oct. 1, 2020

Culture survey to measure employee satisfaction, drive change

Employees will have five weeks to share their uncensored opinions on life and work at the Defense Logistics Agency when the 2020 DLA Culture/Climate Survey launches Oct. 9.

Oct. 1, 2020

Oct. 1 recognized as DLA’s foundation date despite debate

Oct. 1 is widely recognized as the Defense Logistics Agency's birthday, as it was the agency’s first day of operations.

Sept. 30, 2020

Commentary: 2020 events emphasize gravity of National Preparedness Month theme

The coronavirus and numerous natural disasters highlighted the need for national vigilance. As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, DLA Security and Emergency Services Director Bruce Thomas encourages employees to remain aware and resilient.

Sept. 28, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Juan Antonio Torres Rodriguez

DLA's emergency management leader describes his Puerto Rican heritage and why he celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sept. 25, 2020

DLA celebrates small business partnerships during National Small Business Week

DLA has about 12,000 suppliers and over 80% of them are small businesses. During National Small Business Week, the agency celebrates small business contributions.

Sept. 24, 2020

Contingency IT Team supports Hurricane Laura response

DLA's Contingency Information Technology Team provided tactical communications for DLA Energy during the hurricane response effort following Hurricane Laura in Louisiana.

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.

Sept. 22, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: María del Consuelo Badillo Zamora

System Accountant Consuelo Badillo Zamora enjoys the chance to share thoughts about her Mexican heritage and positively impact her supervisors and co-workers.

Sept. 16, 2020

Cyber fraud still a threat during COVID-19 pandemic

Spoofing occurs when someone disguises an email address, sender name, phone number or website URL – usually by changing one letter, symbol or number – so it resembles a trusted source.

Sept. 15, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Army Sgt. First Class Mauricio Gonzalez Arriola

Army Sgt. First Class Mauricio Gonzalez Arriola, a noncommissioned officer in the agency’s ASOC, encourages DLA employees to understand values and differences within the Hispanic culture.

Sept. 14, 2020

Deputy general counsel becomes DLA’s newest SES member

Jon Lightner, deputy general counsel for DLA Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was inducted Aug. 28 into the Senior Executive Service.

Sept. 10, 2020

New DLA senior enlisted leader shares leadership challenges, successes

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal's 30-year career logistics career has prepared her to lead DLA's more than 26,000 military and civilian employees as the agency's new senior enlisted leader.

Sept. 9, 2020

Service members, civilians bound by DOD rules during election campaigns

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's latest ethics message lays out the importance of political activity rules that Defense Department civilian employees and service members must follow.