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Oct. 22, 2021

DLA contracting strategies offer tailored, flexible solutions

DLA Captains of Industry/Supplier Capabilities Contracts are umbrella contracts that incorporate multiple funding lines and contract types. It was a natural choice for the Army’s request that DLA help streamline support for Chinook helicopter blades.

Oct. 22, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA receives worldwide responsibilities, reacts to domestic events in the 1970s

This is the third in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Oct. 21, 2021

DLA kicks off 2021 CFC campaign with $300,000 goal

The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign is underway at Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters with a goal of $300,000 in monetary contributions. 

Oct. 15, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA proves itself in the 1960s

This is the second in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA exceeds small business goal for ninth consecutive year, expands access in underutilized business zones

DLA small business officials have expanded their reach in a challenging subcategory: historically underutilized business zones. This is the first time in a decade that DLA has exceeded its 3% goal for awarding contracts in the HUBZone program.

Oct. 13, 2021

Defense Department disability awards ceremony honors DLA, individual achievements

During the Oct. 7 Secretary of Defense Disability Awards Ceremony, DLA earned best DOD mid-sized component for the fifth consecutive year. The agency was also recognized for ensuring accessible information and communication technology in the workplace, and DLA Aviation general supply specialist Aaron Wessman was honored as an outstanding DOD employee with a disability.

Oct. 12, 2021

DLA prepares for future needs with Digital-Business Transformation

The Defense Logistics Agency is leveraging emerging technologies in cloud-based computing, customer service and supply chain modernization with its Digital-Business Transformation, or D-BX.

Oct. 8, 2021

Celebrating 60 years: DLA traces roots to DOD creation

This is the first in a “Celebrating 60 years” series of seven articles highlighting DLA’s support to America’s military since the agency was created Oct. 1, 1961.

Oct. 7, 2021

DLA, industry leaders discuss demand forecasts for upcoming year

DLA leaders and representatives from 11 industry associations discussed demand forecasts for DOD customers and whole-of-government organizations during an Industry Association webinar Oct. 6. DLA has held events with industry partners since 2018.

Oct. 6, 2021

FedMall users must have active status by Oct. 12 or lose account access

Military and federal agency customers who use FedMall must log in to their accounts to maintain an active status before Oct. 12 to ensure continued access when the e-commerce site moves to a new platform in November.

Oct. 4, 2021

DLA Support Team Middle East welcomes new commander

During a Sept. 29 change of command ceremony, Army Lt. Col. Daniel Howser took on the role of DLA Support Team Middle East commander from Air Force Lt. Col. Brian Wilken, who served as the newly renamed team’s first commander in April.

Oct. 4, 2021

DLA Finance absorbs Audit Task Force’s responsibility for audit readiness

The work of a task force created in October 2018 to synchronize audit-readiness efforts and drive the agency toward achieving a clean audit opinion on DLA’s financial statements realigned Sept. 30 under Defense Logistics Agency Finance. 

Oct. 1, 2021

New video details love of logistics by DLA’s first director

The Rhode Island man responsible for the Defense Logistics Agency’s initial success is the subject of a new seven-minute video highlighting the agency’s 60th anniversary. 

Sept. 29, 2021

DLA program analyst reflects on agency’s history, epic move

Senior Program Analyst Ken McLain remembers well the part of DLA's history that saw the 1995 transfer of agency employees from Cameron Station in Alexandria, Virginia, to the new McNamara Headquarters Complex at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. In fact, he was the relocation manager for the move.

Sept. 28, 2021

DLA awards 7 contracts to small businesses at Industry Collider Day

Seven small businesses were awarded contracts for innovative solutions to warfighter and national security challenges through the Defense Logistics Agency’s 2021 Small Business Innovation Research Program during Industry Collider Day Sept. 8.