Tag Archives: DLA

GAO Offers Recommendations for DLA to Improve Cybersecurity of Inventory Management Systems

55th Cyber Squadron

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to act on its recommendations to address deficiencies in the implementation of risk management steps in order to mitigate cybersecurity risks facing its inventory management systems. Those steps are selecting security controls, authorizing the system, assessing and monitoring security controls.

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David Koch: Defense Logistics Agency Eyes Using AI to Predict Item Demands

Domain-Aware

David Koch, chief of research and development at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), said DLA will use artificial intelligence to determine an item's demand in supply chain activities. Koch said at the Federal Drive show that AI has the potential to help the agency predict warfighters' future demand for items that are currently low-demand.

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GAO: VA Must Update Supply Chain Management Strategy

Supply Chain

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must address its challenges in supply chain operations and establish a comprehensive strategy for logistics and acquisition management. GAO noted that it recognizes the VA’s efforts to participate in initiatives like the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) Warstopper program intended to streamline critical supply access for emergencies.

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Jacqueline Tame: JAIC Focuses on Projects in Logistics, Test and Evaluation Areas

Artificial Intelligence

Jacqueline Tame, acting deputy director for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said JAIC is focusing on projects that will have the most potential impact on the military and its readiness and those areas include logistics and test and evaluation. JAIC and the Pentagon’s test and evaluation office are working together to build a test framework and further advance AI adoption.

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DLA Uses Robotic Automation to Simplify Supply Chain Activities; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is using robotic process automation to streamline supply chain management activities and reduce employee workload. DLA Information Operations also uses a bot to process purchase requests and leases for thousands of devices, providing the agency's equipment management solutions team more time to perform other billing-related tasks.

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DLA Deploys Bot to Manage Lease, Purchase Requests; Terra Nguyen Quoted

Defense Logistics Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency Information Operations' equipment management solutions team rolled out a bot in Dec. 2020 to handle various lease and purchase requests. The bot processes requests from more than 53,000 devices used by DLA personnel, government and military customers. DLA noted it has billed over $1.5 million since the bot's deployment. 

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Brad Bunn to Assume Vice Director Role at DLA

Brad Bunn

Brad Bunn, director at the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) human resources unit, will succeed Mike Scott as vice director. Bunn will lead and oversee the agency's operations, strategic planning and resource management functions. DLA Director and U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic said Bunn will bring his knowledge of the agency's mission, logistics, business and financial operations to his new capacity.

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DLA, GSA Address Issues in Export Transshipment; Perry Knight Quoted

Perry Knight

The Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) distribution arm concluded a year-long initiative to streamline supply chain operations and address the General Services Administration’s (GSA) challenges in transporting items that were halted at the shipping chain level. The effort resulted in the closing of $5 million in transshipment charges to the GSA as well as the identification of 84,000 items impacted by frustrated freight.

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Marine Corps Fields Rifle Suppressors Under Large-Scale Defense Logistics Program; Maj. Mike Brisker Quoted

M27 Rifle

The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has begun the large-scale fielding of rifle suppressors as part of the service’s goal to deploy 30,000 of the small-arms components by fiscal year 2023. “We’ve never fielded suppressors at this scale. This fielding is a big moment for the Marine Corps,” said Maj. Mike Brisker, weapons product manager at PM IW.

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Satya Akula to Retire as Amyx President & CEO; Scott Amey Quoted

Satya Akula

Amyx has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Satya Akula, will retire in Dec. 2020, after a nine-year tenure, Amyx reported on Friday. He will continue to be a stockholder with the company. Bill Schaefer, the current chief operating officer (COO), will succeed Akula as president and CEO. 

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