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Archive: August, 2020

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.

Aug. 27, 2020

Call center agents, warehouse workers rush equipment orders for firefighters

Call center agents and warehouse workers at the Defense Logistics Agency are working 24/7 to connect firefighters with emergency supplies needed to put out wildfires sprawling across millions of acres in California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana and other states. 

Aug. 26, 2020

DLA town hall highlights agency, employee success amid the pandemic

In her first town hall, new DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic encouraged employees to take pride in the agency's accomplishments and share their success stories.

Aug. 24, 2020

JCASO winds down operational contract support mission with mobile training 

Operational contract support planners from the Defense Logistics Agency who’ve helped combatant commands and their service components consolidate purchases of commercial supplies and services needed during contingencies will provide a final OCS training session in September.

Aug. 20, 2020

New video showcases deployable DLA Distribution teams

A new Defense Logistics Agency video showcases DLA Distribution’s deployable teams that reduce customer wait time and increase military readiness.

Aug. 20, 2020

DLA cybersecurity team reminds employees to be vigilant against phishing 

The Defense Logistics Agency's cybersecurity experts are asking employees to help thwart hackers directly attacking DLA’s information technology networks through phishing and other tactics.

Aug. 19, 2020

DLA General Counsel honors employee accomplishments

DLA General Counsel Matthew Pausch recognized accomplishments of DLA’s top attorneys, paraprofessionals and teams during a recent town hall.

Aug. 12, 2020

DLA Intelligence reinforces operations security

DLA Intelligence officials are reinforcing that everyone is responsible for safeguarding critical, sensitive and personally identifiable information to ensure mission success.

Aug. 12, 2020

DLA welcomes new senior enlisted leader

The Defense Logistics Agency welcomes Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, former Defense Commissary Agency senior enlisted advisor, as the agency’s new senior enlisted leader.

Aug. 11, 2020

DLA senior enlisted leader retires after 35 years of Navy service

Employees, family and friends celebrated the 35-year legacy of care and compassion for fellow service members honed by Defense Logistics Agency Senior Enlisted Leader Navy Command Master Chief Shaun Brahmsteadt in his retirement ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Aug. 11. 

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. 10, 2020

DLA’s occupational health manager helps employees navigate the pandemic

DLA's occupational health program manager helps agency leaders and employees adjust to workplace changes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug. 6, 2020

DLA directors use management theory to write strategic plans, find efficiency

Management theories have helped the agency save money, improve readiness and accelerate supply transactions.

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.

Aug. 3, 2020

ASOC, COVID-19 Task Force integrate DLA’s pandemic support

The Defense Department’s leading logistics agency had its eye on COVID-19 before the U.S. reported its first person-to-person transmission on Jan. 30.