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News | Aug. 9, 2022

2022 DLA Hall of Fame inductee: Ted Case

By DLA Public Affairs

Editor’s Note: This is one of six stories featuring 2022 DLA Hall of Fame inductees. A ceremony highlighting their contributions to the agency will be held Aug. 17 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

A former leader known for driving some of the most consequential programs in Defense Logistics Agency history is a member of the 2022 DLA Hall of Fame.

Edward “Ted” Case spent 26 years at DLA with the last six as agency vice director. He arrived at DLA as a Navy officer in 1992 to lead the integration of budgeting and systems with new information technology tools.

After retiring from active duty as a captain in 2001, Case spent nine years as DLA’s deputy chief information officer. He worked with DLA Hall of Famer Mae DeVincentis to replace the agency’s 40-year-old IT supply system with Business Systems Modernization. During the seven-year project, Case served as senior technical advisor, integrating stakeholders from across the Defense Department and private sector.

DLA’s success in IT continued with Case leading the implementation of in-transit visibility and expansion of the Joint Total Asset Visibility System. He also furthered DLA’s ability to support warfighters in overseas locations through secure telecommunications and a web-based version of the agency’s distribution systems for in-theater use.

Case became chief information officer in 2010, then in 2012 he was named DLA vice director. He oversaw the agency’s audit readiness efforts, which transformed DLA culture with a full-spectrum accounting of all agency processes and supporting systems. And through the Business Process Improvement Initiative, he helped the agency realize over $12.4 billion in savings and cost avoidance through practices such as reverse auctions, demand planning and conversion of fuel from military to commercial specification.

“I can say without hesitation that every major initiative we undertook during my tenure had a large dose of Ted Case’s expertise, advice and wise counsel,” former DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams said in Case’s nomination.

Case is also credited by fellow leaders for helping to expand DLA’s partnership with other federal agencies supporting disaster relief.