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LogX: DARPA Aims to Fix Supply Chain

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DARPA’s LogX program will move DoD logistics and supply chain data to the cloud.

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New Navy CIO Is Coming From HHS: Rob Foster

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: A year after the Navy’s last Chief Information Officer left to become CIO of the entire Defense Department, the Navy Department is bringing in new blood to fill its CIO position: Rob Foster. A retired Navy officer with extensive acquisition and IT experience, Foster has served as deputy CIO of both HHS and ICE (Immigration &… Keep reading →

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Cut ‘Pure Overhead,’ Navy Sec. Mabus Says: DFAS, DLA, DOT&E

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: In what looks very much like an opening shot in a fundamental fiscal battle between the four armed services and the Office of Secretary of Defense, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus came right out today and said we should preserve fighting forces by cutting Defense Department agencies that are “pure overhead,” His prime candidates? The testers who make sure the services’… Keep reading →

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Plant DNA & Micron Patterns: DLA Gets High-Tech Vs. Counterfeiters

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“There’re a lot of chiselers out there,” Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek sighed. Congressional angst over counterfeit parts has understandably focused on ersatz electronics, many of them from much-mistrusted China, but as head of the Defense Logistics Agency, Harnitchek has found fakes in everything from air filters to rubber tubing. “There’re folks that counterfeit those, believe it or… Keep reading →

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From Afghan Sell-Off To Pacific Build-Up: The Strategy Of Logistics

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: Some 45 football fields and gear worth $5 billion. That’s how much excess inventory and storage room the Defense Logistics Agency has sold or destroyed since the height of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and it’s not finished. DLA’s first sale of surplus equipment to local businesses in Afghanistan is scheduled for next… Keep reading →

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DLA Demands Chip Makers Tag Products With Plant DNA; A War On Counterfeiters

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


This November, the Defense Logistics Agency will require companies selling microcircuits to the military to stamp their products with an unlikely seal of authenticity: plant DNA. It’s an innovative initiative in the fight against counterfeit computer chips, which has been a major concern in the Senate, but it’s only one piece of the answer. DLA… Keep reading →

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Wars’ End To Mean $15 Billion Annual Drop In DLA Dough

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


WASHINGTON: As the United States military begins to leave Afghanistan, the Defense Logistics Agency is emptying its warehouses there of stockpiled supplies such as copper wire and shipping them back to the States, says DLA Director Vice Adm. Mark Harnitchek. Harnitchek expects the supply agency’s spending will shrink from a wartime peak of $46 billion… Keep reading →

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