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Dec. 28, 2016

DLA, DHA save millions on military medical materiel through ECAT

Anyone who has been in a big-box retailer knows two-gallon buckets of mayonnaise have lower per-unit prices than 20-ounce jars. It’s just basic bulk purchasing power at work. And as interagency collaboration within DOD is proving, it applies to more than just condiments.

Nov. 23, 2016

DLA, DHA, services collaborate to improve military healthcare through standardization

Medical standardization across DOD improves clinical outcomes, enhances readiness and training, controls costs and improves DOD-wide interoperability, a DHA official said as more than 100 military medical professionals gathered in Philadelphia recently for a standardization workshop.

Sept. 19, 2016

Troop Support’s ‘dream team’ saves big on drugs

The Medical supply chain's national contracts team has churned out hundreds of millions of dollars in savings through long-term contracts for generic drugs, while ensuring drug availability for customers.

Sept. 2, 2016

Pentagon’s top acquisition official talks innovation, sustainment with defense industry

The United States’ technological superiority is being challenged, and the Department of Defense must start implementing new, innovative ideas to beat the competition, the Pentagon’s top acquisition official told military and industry officials Aug. 31 at the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

Sept. 1, 2016

Smart buyers, common sense key to equipment readiness says leader of Army’s combat ground systems

The Army’s program executive officer for Ground Combat Systems advised fellow logisticians and industrial representatives to not become victims of the acquisition process Sept. 30 during the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo at Columbus, Ohio.

Aug. 30, 2016

DLA, defense industry collaborate on maximizing warfighter readiness

DLA keeps its promise to support warfighters around the world because of America’s defense industrial base, DLA Logistics Operations Director Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith said Aug. 30 during the DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio.

June 29, 2016

Cost summit helps build customer trust, understanding

In the spirit of providing customers financial transparency, Defense Logistics Agency finance and logistics operations leaders hosted their quarterly cost summit at the McNamara Headquarters Complex on June 27.

June 16, 2016

DLA acquisition director encourages Philly workforce to be resilient

The Defense Logistics Agency’s senior acquisition executive declared in Philadelphia June 10 that procurement is a team sport and it takes the whole acquisition workforce to meet warfighters’ needs.

March 4, 2016

DLA Distribution Acquisition shows dedication to Better Buying Power initiative with training

Better Buying Power is the implementation of best practices to strengthen the Defense Department's buying power, improve industry productivity, and provide an affordable, value-added military capability to the warfighter.

Dec. 10, 2015

Kendall Presents Acquisition Awards After 'Remarkable Year' of Accomplishments

The Pentagon acquisition chief presented awards to individual members of the defense acquisition workforce and to those in large and small DoD organizations who use best practices to develop their teams.