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, doing business with DLA and support to small businesses, along with sessions sponsored by each of DLA's supply chains.
This year's conference theme is "Sustaining Warfighter Support while Reducing Cost," highlighting the agency's role in providing worldwide logistics support while continuing to focus on Secretary of Defense Robert Gate's goal of reducing costs and creating efficiencies.
Suppliers can showcase their capabilities by exhibiting at the conference. For additional information about the conference, to register or to arrange an exhibit, go to the National Defense Industrial Association website at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/1780/Pages/default.aspx.
As a Department of Defense combat support agency, DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and joint and allied forces with a variety of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 80 percent of the military's spare parts.
Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va., DLA has about 27,000 employees worldwide and supports about 1,900 weapon systems. DLA's business revenues were nearly $41 billion in Fiscal Year 2010. For more information about DLA, go to www.dla.mil, www.facebook.com/dla.mil or http://twitter.com/dlamil.
SOURCE Defense Logistics Agency