Fort Belvoir, Virginia –
Performance-based logistics was one of several topics Defense
Logistics Agency Director Air Force Lt. Gen. Andy Busch emphasized in a Nov. 2 Town
Hall with DLA Headquarters employees.
“(PBL) is a big issue for this agency, one that I would want
all of you to become very conversant on,” Busch said, referring to a lifecycle-support approach in
which the product provider is paid for a specified level of system availability.
He noted that Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and
Logistics Frank Kendall is “pushing PBLs hard.”
Busch urged DLA employees to read Kendall’s Performance-Based
Logistics Guidebook, published in May 2014 by the Defense Acquisition
University, as a focus area in DoD’s Better
Buying Power initiative.
“We’re doing great setting up PBLs that focus on depot
maintenance and supply-chain parameters, but we don’t have the market
penetration on working with program managers,” Busch said. “We need to find
willing partners within the services’ acquisition community and program
management community so that we can tie our PBLs to operational outcomes.”