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Jan. 8, 2020

2019 annual history chronicles DLA's achievements

From a growing role in the delivery and storage of repair parts for the F-35 Lightning II to an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce pharmaceutical prices, the Defense Logistics Agency made significant achievements in 2019.

Oct. 21, 2019

DSA supports Cuban Missile Crisis 1 year after founding

By quickly responding during to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Defense Supply Agency proved itself as the nation’s preeminent source of combat logistics.

Oct. 1, 2019

DLA celebrates 58th birthday

The Defense Logistics Agency celebrates its 58th birthday Oct. 1. The agency’s mission has changed and expanded since Army Lt. Gen. Andrew T. McNamara took command in 1961, but DLA employees still provide world-class logistics support.

Aug. 20, 2019

DLA-GSA partnership to manage federal supply classes spans history

The Defense Logistics Agency and General Services Administration work together to manage 600-plus federal classes of supply, which include over 6 million National Stock Numbered items.

July 10, 2019

Federal laws steer DLA mission, business practices

The Defense Logistics Agency has been affected by Congress as much as the executive branch during its 58-year history. While some of the influence has come through oversight, the majority resulted from legislation that determined how the agency is structured, operates and employs its workforce. 

May 22, 2019

DLA’s mission evolves with DoD needs

The Defense Logistics Agency has grown in scope and responsibility since its founding in 1961. While need and proven capabilities have driven DLA to expand overseas, assume retail operations and serve as one of the nation’s go-to agencies in responses to natural disasters, not every mission the agency has acquired over its 58 years of existence remains with it.

May 8, 2019

Consolidation of supply functions under DSA brought efficiencies, cost savings to DoD logistics

When Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara created the Defense Supply Agency in 1961, the military services understood there were efficiencies to be gained in commodity management.

April 22, 2019

Johnson retires after 32 years

Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark Johnson, grandson of DLA founder Army Lt. Gen. Andrew T. McNamara, retires April 26 with 32 years of service and almost two years as director of DLA Logistics Operations.

March 1, 2019

The Way We Were – People and Progress

DLA has made great progress in its mission and in the achievements of its people, as seen in early issues of Loglines’ ancestor, DSA News.

Feb. 28, 2019

Evacuation Day Logistics

Logistics support plays a key role in the successful evacuation and re-entry of New York City during the American Revolution.