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New role for Defense Logistics Agency

UPI Security Industry

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Jan. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency is procuring building materials for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Carl Knotts, chief of plans, exercise and readiness branch in DLA’s Joint Logistics Operations Center, said the agency began the effort in October because of concerns about the quality of locally procured construction materials.

“What they’ve asked us to do is the procurement and the strategic distribution to the geographic region,” he said.

“From an agency perspective, it’s an expansion into a business line that we generally didn’t have a business presence of this magnitude,” he said. “This is a chance for us to demonstrate that we can do this and do it well.”  Please read the entire article here

January 5, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Government Contractor, USACE | , , , ,

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