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March 10, 2021

DLA leverages robotic automations to empower employees

The Defense Logistics Agency’s robotics process automation program is using creative ideas and suggestions from business processes owners at DLA Aviation to better accomplish monotonous, repetitive tasks with unattended bots.

March 8, 2021

Customer interviews help frame upcoming DLA Strategic Plan

Customer opinions helped shape the new Defense Logistics Agency 2021-2026 Strategic Plan set to debut near the end of March after three months of interviews facilitated by the DLA Customer Support Division.

Feb. 26, 2021

Vice director retires after 35-year DLA career

The employee who spends an entire career working for one organization is a rarity these days, but Defense Logistics Agency Vice Director Mike Scott did just that. He retired Feb. 26, 2021, after a 35-year career with DLA, working for 12 different directors.

Feb. 25, 2021

Senior executive fosters relationships, selfless service

DLA Information Operations PEO Adarryl Roberts, who manages over 100 of DLA's automated information systems, has been an SES at DLA Headquarters since November 2019. He reflects on the importance of relationships and thoughtful leadership during Black History Month.

Feb. 24, 2021

DLA senior enlisted leader shares personal story, advice on The Rap talk show

DLA's senior enlisted leader shares her journey from “rowdy teenage girl” in East Point, Georgia, to jumping out of airplanes in the latest edition of The Rap talk show.

Feb. 23, 2021

DLA Intelligence publishes new controlled unclassified information policy

Say goodbye to For Official Use Only. A Defense Logistics Agency policy published Jan. 28 by DLA Intelligence provides new guidance on labeling unclassified information that’s sensitive but doesn’t require classification.

Feb. 18, 2021

Adaptive acquisition: Unifying the interagency

The Defense Acquisition University speaks with two Defense Logistics Agency leaders to discuss their efforts to unify the interagency with agreements with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, integrating procurement and industrial base expansion, and best practices for succeeding as a joint agency.

Feb. 11, 2021

Software bot adoption adds efficiencies to DLA processes

Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations is improving accuracy, cycle time and productivity in supply chain management practices through software bots.

Feb. 10, 2021

Bunn named new DLA vice director

Brad Bunn has been selected as the next Defense Logistics Agency vice director.

Feb. 9, 2021

Product Test Lab verifies conformance of COVID-19 supplies, military gear

A Defense Logistics Agency laboratory known for burning boots, crushing helmets and ripping combat uniforms is also putting COVID-19 surgical gowns through 25 cycles of wash – all in the name of safety and product conformance.

Feb. 2, 2021

DLA Customer Interaction Center connects customers with supplies

Day, night, weekend or holiday, Defense Logistics Agency customers are only about seven seconds away from speaking to a live representative who can provide answers to supply questions ranging from an order’s delivery status to equipment availability.

Jan. 28, 2021

DLA individuals, teams honored in virtual award ceremony

The 53rd Annual Employee Awards Ceremony recognizes leadership and hard work in support of the agency’s mission with 54 awards in categories such as leaders of the year and acquisition excellence.

Jan. 26, 2021

New procurement technical assistance center to help Mariana Island businesses grow

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has a new Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help businesses compete for and perform contracts with the Defense Department.

Jan. 22, 2021

Patient care a priority for customer operations team fulfilling DOD COVID-19 orders

Behind every order for COVID-19 supplies, every question about shipment status or query on stock availability, there’s a person. So believes Nora Steigerwalt and her customer operations staff in the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s medical supply chain.

Jan. 21, 2021

RDT program manager consolidates DLA’s pandemic support data, assists vaccine distribution

As a COVID-19 Task Force member, Amy Stayer is assisting vaccine distribution and tracking commodity support to help agency leaders make supply and distribution decisions that affect DOD and federal partners.