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2011-06-29 09:20:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency honored 24 industry partners, customers and individuals June 28 during its Business Alliance Award ceremony. DLA Director, Navy Vice Adm. Alan S. Thompson, presented the annual awards during the DLA Industry Conference and Exhibition being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, June 27-30. The awards recognized those who have demonstrated outstanding efforts to partner...

2011-05-05 15:11:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marine Corps General James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Dr. Ashton Carter, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, will be featured speakers at the Defense Logistics Agency Industry Conference and Exhibition, June 27-30 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference, formerly known as the Enterprise Supplier Conference and Exhibition, is...

2011-04-12 09:29:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency is hosting its 2011 Industry Conference and Exhibition, formerly known as the Enterprise Supplier Conference and Exhibition, June 27-30, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. The conference name was changed to the DLA Industry Conference and Exhibition to broaden the scope of the event and to encourage both potential and current suppliers of each of the agency's supply chains to...

2011-03-16 09:57:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency is assisting U.S. forces as they provide humanitarian relief following March 11's devastating earthquake and resulting tsunami near Sendai, Japan. Although the government of Japan has not requested anything specific from the agency in the wake of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the U.S. Defense Department is providing fuel to Japanese helicopters conducting search and rescue operations from the deck of...

2011-03-08 10:28:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency is hosting its annual Enterprise Supplier Conference and Exhibition June 27-30 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. The event will feature speakers from the Department of Defense, military services and DLA, informative breakout sessions, and exhibits from DLA headquarters, its field activities and major suppliers. Breakout session topics include presentations on forecasting,...

2010-11-18 10:02:00

Turkeys and Pies Bring Taste, Smell of Home to America's Warfighters PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although thousands of miles from wherever they may call home, America's military won't miss the tastes and smells of a hearty Thanksgiving meal later this month. Preparations for providing 244,000 pounds of turkey, 8,600 cans of sweet potatoes and more than 38,000 pies began in the early spring. By now, dining facilities and other distribution points throughout Iraq...

2010-10-01 07:47:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson today released his fiscal 2011 Director's Guidance, which refocuses the agency's goals with an emphasis on increasing efficiencies and savings in accordance with Defense Department requirements. "DLA is putting its full support behind Secretary [of Defense Robert] Gates' requirements to reduce the department's overhead so that more money can go to troop development and...

2010-08-19 11:05:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Service disabled, veteran-owned small business owners are encouraged to attend the Defense Logistics Agency Enterprise Supplier Conference and Exhibition, August 23 - 25, 2010, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. For those who cannot attend the entire conference, there will be a free town hall session for service disabled, veteran-owned small business owners. The town hall will be at the convention center on...

2010-07-19 06:43:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new initiative announced today by Defense Logistics Agency Director Navy Vice Adm. Alan Thompson is designed to create a single-agency environment to allow customers, suppliers and stakeholders to know the full scope of agency capabilities and build a greater sense of community among its 26,000-member global workforce. We Are DLA, the plan's name, is a unified, single-agency approach, uniting segments of the agency, regardless of...

2010-04-30 11:23:00

President's Home State Deprived of Hundreds of Jobs due to DLA's Decision to Field Foreign Protective Equipment BELVIDERE, Ill., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Congress and President Obama push to reform the nation's financial system - there is another immediate issue to consider, as the employees of Infrastructure Defense Technologies (IDT) urge the President to reform the contracting practices of the U.S. Department of Defense, and to restore American jobs now. The pleas...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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