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News | Aug. 5, 2020

Summer 2020 newsletter offers latest R&D news 

By By DLA Research & Development

The summer 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.

The summer 2020 theme is Synchronizing, Sustaining and Safeguarding our Supply Chain. Topics include:

– Chief’s Corner – DLA Research and Development is focused on innovative technology solutions in support of DLA’s mission to sustain warfighter readiness and lethality by delivering preemptive supply chain solutions. With the global pandemic of COVID-19, DLA’s major subordinate commands and DLA Headquarters directorates have demonstrated America’s supply chain resilience. This issue focuses on supply chain synchronization and sustainment efforts, including R&D’s response to COVID-19, and on internal processes that safeguard DLA’s financial and budget execution. 

– R&D Knowledge Synchronization: Introducing the New J68 R&D Knowledge Management Portal – With its new Knowledge Management Portal, R&D is demonstrating commitment to knowledge sharing across organizations by using available technology within the DLA ecosystem as well as embracing partnership efforts across R&D program portfolios and programmatic initiatives. 
– Finance Corner: Synchronizing and Safeguarding Resources: Audit Visit Demonstrates Enabling Processes – The DLA Ernst and Young team is conducting financial reviews of the General Funds appropriated programs, furthering efforts to safeguard internal funding execution processes.  

-- Program Highlights: Subsistence Network – The Subsistence Network Program conducts Research Development Test and Evaluation projects that promote synchronizing, sustaining and safeguarding the subsistence supply chain.

-- J68 R&D Provides Supply Chain Solutions to Combat COVID-19 – Through multiple efforts, R&D has supported the nationwide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

-- DLA Partnership Highlight: J6 Strategic Communications Team

– About Us: J68 R&D – DLA R&D develops innovative capabilities and processes that improve logistics operations and strengthen the industrial base in support of the warfighter, the agency and the Defense Department.

– Upcoming R&D Events and Activities

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