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Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith: DLA, Industry Need to Address Defense Platform Sustainment Costs

Vincent Griffith
Vincent Griffith

Navy Rear Adm. Vincent Griffith, logistics operations director of the Defense Logistics Agency, has said DLA and the defense industry should collaborate to establish business practices that seek to manage sustainment costs for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and other platforms.

Griffith made the remarks Tuesday at the three-day DLA Land and Maritime Supplier Conference and Expo in Columbus, Ohio, DLA reported Tuesday.

He told attendees the need for DLA and industry to update the intercontinental ballistic missile, B-52 bomber and other aging weapons platforms.

DLA predicts the performance-based logistics to develop into a standard business practice as part of the Better Buying Power 3.0 program, he noted.

Griffith said the agency should design PBL contracts in a way that would provide incentives to defense companies for their efforts to increase readiness rates.

DLA also has begun to look for industry ideas on how to employ existing commercial products, he added.

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