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Sept. 16, 2020

Cyber fraud still a threat during COVID-19 pandemic

Spoofing occurs when someone disguises an email address, sender name, phone number or website URL – usually by changing one letter, symbol or number – so it resembles a trusted source.

Sept. 15, 2020

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Army Sgt. First Class Mauricio Gonzalez Arriola

Army Sgt. First Class Mauricio Gonzalez Arriola, a noncommissioned officer in the agency’s ASOC, encourages DLA employees to understand values and differences within the Hispanic culture.

Sept. 14, 2020

Deputy general counsel becomes DLA’s newest SES member

Jon Lightner, deputy general counsel for DLA Headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was inducted Aug. 28 into the Senior Executive Service.

Sept. 10, 2020

New DLA senior enlisted leader shares leadership challenges, successes

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka O’Neal's 30-year career logistics career has prepared her to lead DLA's more than 26,000 military and civilian employees as the agency's new senior enlisted leader.

Sept. 9, 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. 

Sept. 8, 2020

DLA liaison officer earns NORTHCOM trust, kudos

Defense Logistics Agency Liaison Officer Ralph Laurie has spent most of his DLA career at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Headquarters in Colorado. During the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, he helped NORTHCOM return thousands of passengers stranded on cruise ships arriving from overseas.

Sept. 2, 2020

New video highlights rewards of being an ASOC LNO

There’s no better place than the Agency Synchronization Operations Center for employees to get a big-picture view of the Defense Logistics Agency’s worldwide mission, according to a new video on major subordinate command employees serving four-month rotations on the ASOC team.

Sept. 2, 2020

DLA to raise awareness of insider threats, security through September

During September, the Defense Logistics Agency joins other federal agencies in raising employees’ awareness of violence and cyberattacks from their co-workers as part of Insider Threat Awareness Month, which also focuses on security this year.  

Sept. 1, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month 

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual outreach program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that educates and empowers Americans to prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters like flooding, active shooter incidents and terrorist attacks. 

Aug. 31, 2020

Former IT system integrated logistics functions, improved DLA's project management

DLA launched the Standard Automated Materiel Management System in 1971 to integrate common logistics functions across multiple supply chains. Though it was replaced in the 2000s, SAMMS increased effectiveness and forced DLA to improve its project management.

Aug. 27, 2020

Call center agents, warehouse workers rush equipment orders for firefighters

Call center agents and warehouse workers at the Defense Logistics Agency are working 24/7 to connect firefighters with emergency supplies needed to put out wildfires sprawling across millions of acres in California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana and other states. 

Aug. 26, 2020

DLA town hall highlights agency, employee success amid the pandemic

In her first town hall, new DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic encouraged employees to take pride in the agency's accomplishments and share their success stories.

Aug. 24, 2020

JCASO winds down operational contract support mission with mobile training 

Operational contract support planners from the Defense Logistics Agency who’ve helped combatant commands and their service components consolidate purchases of commercial supplies and services needed during contingencies will provide a final OCS training session in September.

Aug. 20, 2020

New video showcases deployable DLA Distribution teams

A new Defense Logistics Agency video showcases DLA Distribution’s deployable teams that reduce customer wait time and increase military readiness.

Aug. 20, 2020

DLA cybersecurity team reminds employees to be vigilant against phishing 

The Defense Logistics Agency's cybersecurity experts are asking employees to help thwart hackers directly attacking DLA’s information technology networks through phishing and other tactics.