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DoD to Help VA Centralize Health Care Supply Chain; Robert Wilkie Quoted

The Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency agreed to help modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs' supply chain management. VA said Monday that it will gain access to DLA’s network of suppliers across the U.S. under the new partnership. The effort would centralize VA's ordering system to reduce risk, abuse, waste and fraud in the procurement of medical items.

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Ella Studer, SVP of KBR, Receives ISOA Lifetime Achievement Award; Byron Bright Quoted

KBR announced on Tuesday that Ella Studer, the company’s senior vice president, has received the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA) Lifetime Achievement Award for her accomplishments in stability operations and commitment to the ISOA organization. 

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DLA Aviation Installs Vertical Lift Modules at Warner Robins AFB

The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation has received five vertical lift modules to help the agency optimize storage and access of aircraft components. The automated modules were installed at Warner Robins Air Force Base's F-15 and C-5 Ship-to-Shore Connector facilities and is expected to increase the base's storage capacity by 110 percent, DLA said Friday.

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DLA Releases Supply Chain Security Strategy

The Defense Logistics Agency released a new plan to address global supply chain security issues including counterfeit platform components and compromised Commercial and Government Entity supplier codes. DLA said Thursday that the Supply Chain Security Strategy collates input from Col. Scott Ritzel, executive director of the agency’s Nuclear Enterprise Support Office, as well as 20 DLA professionals.

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DoD Nominee Mark Esper Cites AI as Top Modernization Priority

 

Mark Esper, the White House’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Defense and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said artificial intelligence would be his top priority in technology modernization if he gets confirmed, FedScoop reported Tuesday. “Different people put different things as number one, for me it is AI,” Esper told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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DLA Planning Deployment of Automated Bots for Routine Work

The Defense Logistics Agency is planning to deploy at least 75 platforms that run on robotic process automation to help personnel in menial tasks by the end of September, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Lockwood, RPA manager for the DLA, said at a recent Carahsoft and UiPath event that the agency has around 20 bots in operation and 30 more in production.

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DoD CMO Releases Initial Enterprise Business Reform Plan

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer issued an initial plan to reform DoD’s enterprise business operations on Friday. OCMO set up three reform teams – human resources, supply chain and logistics and category management - to “establish a culture of continuous improvement focused on results and accountability” and oversee four activities cited in Section 921 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, according to the report.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Drabkin, Chairman of Section 809 Panel, His First Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Drabkin, chairman of the Section 809 Panel, with his first Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Drabkin for his role in the realignment of the Department of Defense’s acquisition process in 2018.

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