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Nov. 12, 2019

Energy partners in FEMA Readiness Drill

Preparing for the next presidential disaster declarations, DLA Energy and FEMA held a readiness drill at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 11.

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.

Oct. 16, 2018

Puget Sound increases contracting awards nearly 50 percent, awarding small businesses millions

Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Puget Sound detachment achieved a 43 percent increase in contracting actions this year. The contracting division executed more than $103 million in contract awards during fiscal year 2018 in support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, an increase of nearly 50 percent over FY17.

June 15, 2018

Expeditionary contracting officers needed to provide global logistics support

The DLA Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office needs contracting specialists to join its Expeditionary Contracting Cadre, a group of volunteers who deploy to establish logistics support in the initial stages of disaster relief and contingency operations around the world.

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

Feb. 22, 2018

Tell us what you want; what you really, really want

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Kadena Air Base website — Every day people go to work, step through the door, grab their tools and start their daily mission. But one may wonder who purchased that vest, or that wrench, or even the pen and paper used to take notes in the weekly meetings? That’s where the 18th Contracting Squadron comes through.

Dec. 25, 2017

Air Force contributes to joint special operations mission

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Air Force website — The original Sparta was a warrior society in ancient Greece and Spartan culture was centered on loyalty to military service. Located at the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, such a place still exists.

Aug. 10, 2017

Senior Procurement Executives meet in Richmond

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Acquisition Executive and Head of Contracting Activity Cathy Contreras hosted the Senior Procurement Executive primary-level field activity Aviation Review, Aug. 1 – 2, on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. DLA’s Acquisition Director Matthew Beebe attended the event and was briefed by Aviation’s leadership on current acquisition topics.

July 20, 2017

2016 Employee of the Year sustains critical Air Force weapons systems

A contracting officer with the Industrial Hardware supply chain was named 2016 DLA Troop Support Employee of the Year and received the DLA Superior Civilian Service Award June 6 for her contributions to acquiring hardware for critical systems across the Air Force.

June 9, 2017

DLA helps educate Omani vendors on DoD contracting processes, opportunities

The Defense Logistics Agency joined the U.S. Embassy in Oman, U.S. Central Command and 40 Omani company representatives in the sultanate’s first ever defense-contracting workshop May 14-15 in the capital city of Muscat.