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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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USTRANSCOM Eyes Study on Space-Based Global Logistics Ops; Gen. Stephen Lyons Quoted

Gen. Stephen Lyons

U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) plans to start evaluating the feasibility of integrating space-based transport into logistics operations next year ahead of a point-to-point proof of concept exercise with industry and Department of Defense partners. USTRANSCOM is looking to address its doctrinal, statutory, diplomatic and organizational matters in its efforts to deploy commercial space launches for point-to-point logistics operations.

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DLA, GSA Officials Talk Supply Chain Mgmt Priorities

Supply Chain Mgmt

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has employed additive manufacturing and other techniques in its supply chain operations to support missions including the delivery of 10,000 face shields to health workers in New York City. Sly Ahn noted that the agency also used a “reverse logistics approach” to its missions beyond COVID-19 response. 

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Crowley Solutions Secures Multi-Year Contract to Support DLA Energy; Sean Thomas Quoted

Sean Thomas

Crowley Solutions’ government services group has been awarded a multi-year contract from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy, the company reported on Thursday. Under the terms of the contract, Crowley will build and operate a 500 thousand-barrel, contractor owned and operated bulk fuel storage facility to support strategic and tactical requirements at Eielson Air Force Base and Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

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DIA Produces Initial Output From Data Analytics Program; Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Quoted

Robert Ashley

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DLA) has generated the minimum viable product of a program that aims to develop a rapid data processing system. The Machine-assisted Analytic Rapid-repository System of MARS program has produced initial foreign infrastructure data with coverage on roads, information technology applications and various structures, DIA said Wednesday.

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