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May 7, 2021

DLA Aviation hosts Industry Day June 8-9

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is holding its first virtual Industry Day June 8-9. The theme is ‘From a Challenging Year to Unprecedented Opportunities: Opening the Door to Virtual Accessibility.”

Dec. 21, 2020

DLA, industry strengthen partnerships to support warfighters

DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic and other agency senior leaders hosted a Demand Forecast webinar Dec. 17 with private-sector leaders from 11 associations to help them best respond to DLA’s anticipated contract requirements and notify them of future business opportunities with DLA.

Nov. 6, 2020

DLA to launch second supplier survey

DLA will release its second Supplier Survey Nov. 12 to collect data from more than 7,000 suppliers. Survey results will help the agency provide better customer satisfaction.

Oct. 29, 2019

Industrial Hardware employees engage industry, take lessons back

Employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Industrial Hardware supply chain acted as organization ambassadors, while learning more about the items they buy for warfighters at bicoastal industry engagement meetings. The IH cross-functional group of pre- and post-award acquisitions, technical/quality and supply specialists attended the International Fastener Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Design-2-Part Show Oct. 23-24 in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Aug. 7, 2019

DoD A&S leader: DLA, industry achieving National Defense Strategy goals

The Defense Logistics Agency has an enormous, daily impact on warfighters as it builds lethality and strengthens alliances with NATO partners while also reforming business practices, Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, said during DLA Industry Day July 31 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

June 26, 2019

Annual summit fosters acquisition excellence

Representatives from DLA Acquisition met with senior leaders during their annual Fifth Estate Chief Contracting Officer Summit and senior procurement executive visit in Lorton, Virginia, June 25-26 to discuss advancing acquisition oversight and support with continuous process improvements throughout the acquisition community.

April 23, 2019

DLA leaders discuss cybersecurity, supplier survey with industry associations

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams and his senior staff met with industry association leaders April 18 to discuss topics including cybersecurity in acquisition processes and feedback from the recent DLA Supplier Survey.

March 25, 2019

Demand of textile items could rise, DLA director tells industry officials

In support of Department of Defense priorities to restore military readiness and strengthen partnerships, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams addressed about 100 textile industry executives at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Textile Organizations in Washington, D.C., March 19.

March 8, 2019

DoD program helps DLA share knowledge, talent with industry

The Defense Logistics Agency continues to invest in innovative programs that allow acquisition professionals to engage with and learn from industry partners. Brian McGinley, a supervisor in DLA Troop Support’s Post Award Division for industrial hardware, is assigned to a six-month career-development program with Deloitte LLP in Rosslyn, Virginia.

Nov. 1, 2018

Former retail leader teaches lessons in supply chain management

During an Oct. 30 professional-development session on supply-chain management at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams hosted Chris Sultemeier, former president and CEO of Walmart Transportation and later, executive vice president of logistics for Walmart Stores. Sultemeier relayed stories and advice from his 30-year career spanning military service and the private sector to leaders of DLA headquarters organizations and major subordinate commands.