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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.

Oct. 24, 2018

DLA continues strengthening industry ties

Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams once again hosted several private-sector leaders at the McNamara Headquarters Complex Oct. 18 to discuss how DLA can enhance current relationships with industry associations.

Oct. 9, 2018

DLA seeks defense industry’s support in research, development efforts

Defense industry representatives got a detailed review of innovation efforts underway at the Defense Logistics Agency during DLA’s Research and Development Industry Day Oct. 3 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

Aug. 1, 2018

Subsistence engages industry partners about ingredient restriction process

The event was held to increase industry’s understanding of the process involved in defining the services’ nutritional requirements and the rules and regulations DLA follows when buying on the warfighters’ behalf.

July 31, 2018

Inaugural summit spurs transparency, targets readiness

Defense Logistics Agency leaders met with internal and external partners at the first Service Readiness Demand Planning Summit at the agency’s headquarters, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 12-13.