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July 9, 2020

Williams says farewell in relinquishment of DLA command

The Defense Logistics Agency director known for operationalizing the agency’s support to combatant commanders and driving development of the DLA Service Readiness Dashboard relinquished command to DLA Vice Director Mike Scott June 8 during a ceremony at the McNamara Headquarters Complex.

June 30, 2020

FedMall offers COVID-19 protective equipment to small businesses, state and local agencies to follow mid-July

As of June 22, FedMall's new COVID-19 Contingency Corridor allows small business contractors to choose from over 200 items through nine vendor catalogs.

June 24, 2020

ASOC enhances agency capabilities during COVID-19

Since DLA’s establishment in 1961, the agency has relied on the many iterations of its operations center as the single point for coordinating agencywide responses during disasters and emergencies.

June 23, 2020

Service members, civilians bound by DOD rules during election campaigns

Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper's latest ethics message lays out the importance of political activity rules that Defense Department civilian employees and service members must follow. 

June 18, 2020

JCASO helps ARNORTH contracting team provide commercial support to medical units assisting U.S. hospitals

Military medical teams that augmented U.S. hospital staffs providing COVID-19 care had commercial lodging, food, laundry support and more with help from the Defense Logistics Agency mid-March through May.

June 16, 2020

DLA director describes return-to-work plan in virtual town hall

Defense Logistics Agency leaders are finalizing a return-to-work plan that balances employee safety with the agency’s warfighter support mission, DLA Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams said during a live Town Hall via Facebook.

June 16, 2020

Agency leaders host virtual DLA Indo-Pacific command ceremony via video

During DLA Indo-Pacific's June 12 change of command ceremony, Navy Capt. Kristin Acquavella used video to incorporate personal messages of appreciation for the DLA Indo-Pacific team from herself and other agency leaders.

June 15, 2020

DLA operations leader describes supply chain resilience for COVID-19

Multiple customers rushing to buy finite supplies was one of the Defense Logistics Agency’s biggest challenges in its COVID-19 response, the agency’s executive director of operations said during a June 11 virtual panel discussion on supply chain resilience. 

June 10, 2020

DLA ready to support new hurricane season

DLA’s Whole of Government Division supports federal and state agencies during natural disasters and provides items like medical supplies, firefighting equipment, construction materials and fuel during crisis situations.

June 9, 2020

DLA, service reps project supply demands for rest of FY 2020

Logistics and financial planners from the Defense Logistics Agency and military services refined supply forecasts for the last four months of fiscal 2020 during separate service-specific sessions June 1-5 via teleconference.

June 8, 2020

Program manager advances sexual assault awareness, prevention during pandemic

Bethrece Cheek reported to DLA in December as the agency’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program manager. During the pandemic, she works from home to help raise employee awareness about the agency's SAPR Program.

June 3, 2020

CFC reopens to allow federal workers to donate during pandemic

The Defense Department authorized the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to reopen the campaign outside its regular season, allowing employees to donate to those impacted by the coronavirus.

May 22, 2020

DLA Director delivers Memorial Day message to near-virtual audience

The words may have reached their audience differently, but the sentiment behind Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams’ keynote address at the Virtual Memorial Day Observance at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, came through May 21.

May 20, 2020

Automated data drives DLA, DOD decisions on COVID-19 medical supplies

Automated supply and demand data on personal protective equipment needed in the COVID-19 response is giving Defense Department officials a unified picture of stock levels and requirements across DOD and federal agencies, said the Defense Logistics Agency’s metrics integration chief.

May 19, 2020

DLA’s IT modernization paved way for mass telework 

When the COVID-19 pandemic made mass telework a necessity for many government agencies, the Defense Logistics Agency was prepared. Over 26,000 civilian employees, contractors and service members began working from home March 17, more than doubling the agency’s routine number of teleworkers.