A Year In the Life: The UK’s Defense Logistics Agency
“Future Contracting for Availability” through-life equipment management. A merger with the Defence Procurement Agency, which brings “Smart Acquisition” policies and program management and the UK’s Defence Industrial Strategy into the mix. Shifts toward a system whereby provisioning expeditions to Afghanistan et. al. is determined by capability-based lists, rather than quartermaster grab-it and go. A new building. The UK’s Defence Logistics Agency faced immense changes in 2006, and its activities place it at or near the center of wide ranging activities that are the setting the pace in Britain and beyond for defense acquisition transformation.
This quick rundown of all the major efforts the DPA was involved in during 2006 was impressive and useful in illustrating the scope of such change efforts – and so we recommend it to our readers.