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Oct. 2, 2019

Acquisition specialist embraces industry connection with Caterpillar Defense

Defense Logistics Agency acquisition professionals like Lynn Thompson are engaging with and learning from industry partners through the Defense Department’s Training with Industry Program.

July 24, 2019

Expeditionary contracting officers wanted

The Defense Logistics Agency relies heavily on those in the contracting series to provide acquisition services and contract support to assist the agency’s military and civilian partners around the world. To meet its goal of 40 qualified contracting officers, the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office is recruiting members for its Expeditionary Contracting Cadre.

June 28, 2019

DLA welcomes six new Hall of Fame members

The Defense Logistics Agency Director inducted six new members into the agency’s Hall of Fame in a June 26 ceremony. DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams called the deserving employees "game changers."

Sept. 25, 2018

First-ever DLA Industry Day helps agency promote key SECDEF priorities

DLA's inaugural DLA Industry Day Sept. 19 took concrete steps to push the agency and its industry partners to make greater strides in promoting the key priorities set by the secretary of defense: improved readiness, strengthened partnerships and better business practices.

Aug. 28, 2018

DLA Distribution Acquisitions holds inaugural Industry Day

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Headquarters Acquisitions directorate held its inaugural DLA Distribution Industry Day on Aug. 8 and 9 at the Susquehanna Club in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

July 10, 2018

Acquisition rotational program begins

A new rotational program is providing Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees with a career broadening view of contracting methods, processes and procedure from various business units.

May 2, 2018

DoD Official: Lethality, Readiness Drive Acquisition and Sustainment Reform

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Defense Department website — The National Defense Strategy’s priority of readiness and warfighter’s needs make it important for the Defense Department to be easy to do business with, the undersecretary of defense for acquisitions and sustainment said.

April 26, 2018

Air Force aims to save $2B, improve lethality with new acquisition approach

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center website — A new acquisition program has the potential to help the Air Force save $2 billion and make it a more lethal fighting force, Air Force acquisition leaders believe

April 19, 2018

Small business, acquisition professionals share successes

Members of the Defense Logistics Agency’s Office of Small Business Programs joined their contracting counterparts to promote one of the agency’s highest priority initiatives during a Small Business and Acquisition Broadcast April 10.

March 9, 2018

New plan, ombudsman focus on strengthening industry engagement

For many years, the Defense Logistics Agency has sought opportunities to engage with its industry partners and adopt their best practices. Now DLA’s Acquisition Directorate has a new DLA Industry Engagement Plan and an ombudsman to help implement the plan’s features.