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Archive: September, 2021

Sept. 29, 2021

DLA program analyst reflects on agency’s history, epic move

Senior Program Analyst Ken McLain remembers well the part of DLA's history that saw the 1995 transfer of agency employees from Cameron Station in Alexandria, Virginia, to the new McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In fact, he was the relocation manager for the move.

Sept. 28, 2021

DLA awards 7 contracts to small businesses at Industry Collider Day

Seven small businesses were awarded contracts for innovative solutions to warfighter and national security challenges through the Defense Logistics Agency’s 2021 Small Business Innovation Research Program during Industry Collider Day Sept. 8.

Sept. 28, 2021

DLA doubles down on diversity, innovation at R&D Industry Collider Day 

The Defense Logistics Agency Research and Development team brought together leaders in industry, academia, historically Black colleges and universities, small businesses and trade associations during the second annual Industry Collider Day Sept. 8.

Sept. 23, 2021

DLA Acquisition connects employees, industry, academia

Since its inception in 2018, the DLA Industry Academia Program has helped acquisition professionals strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the government and industry relationship.

Sept. 22, 2021

Realignment of industrial hardware procurement to streamline support, yield savings

Transfer of the industrial hardware supply chain from Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to DLA Aviation and DLA Land and Maritime is expected to better align weapons system support and enable the agency to support growing missions of other defense and federal agencies.

Sept. 21, 2021

Family shapes financial analyst’s DLA experience

Financial Analyst Kathleen Stephens keeps working for DLA all in the family. Stephens recalls memories from when her mother and two sisters worked for the agency.

Sept. 16, 2021

New book chronicles DLA’s 60-year history

A new 82-page book by Defense Logistics Agency Historian Colin Williams is the first comprehensive account of the agency’s six-decade history.

Sept. 15, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Jaime Medero-Ponce

DLA recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. In honor of Hispanics’ contributions to the agency’s global mission, DLA highlights Program Analyst Jaime Medero-Ponce.

Sept. 15, 2021

DLA deputy chief of staff reflects on agency’s journey from forms, shared computers to innovation

DLA Deputy Chief of Staff Hellion Flowers reflects on his 32-year career with DLA and how the agency's culture has helped him grow as a leader.

Sept. 9, 2021

Remembering 9/11: America’s darkest day strengthens employees’ patriotism, resolve

On 9/11 and in its aftermath, DLA employees have demonstrated courage, patriotism, resilience and commitment to the mission.

Sept. 8, 2021

40-year procurement veteran recalls early years at DLA

Procurement Analyst Anne Burleigh has witnessed a lot of DLA's 60-year history. She reflects on her four decades of service to the agency and its important mission to support the nation's warfighters.

Sept. 7, 2021

Patriot Day: A day of solemn remembrance

Sept. 11, 2021, marks the 20th anniversary of al-Qaida’s terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the downing of United Airlines Flight 93.

Sept. 2, 2021

New strategy will refine agency’s management of enterprise risks, fraud mitigation

A new Fraud Risk Management Strategy outlines DLA's roadmap in continued efforts to identify areas with the most risk for fraud, waste and abuse so resources can be appropriately dedicated toward mitigation. 

Sept. 1, 2021

DLA launches 60th anniversary celebration

DLA launches its diamond anniversary celebration Sept. 1 to mark the agency’s 60 years of logistics support.