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Defense Primer: The Defense Logistics Agency

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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Congressional Research SVC

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DLA is headquartered in Fort Belvoir, VA, but the agency operates in most U.S. states and territories and in 28 foreign countries see Figure 1. Annually, it provides more than 37 billion worth of goods and services to DOD, other federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. DLA states it supplies 86 percent of the militarys spare parts, and nearly 100 percent of fuel and troop support consumables, manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides catalogs and other logistics information products, and offers document automation and production services. Through established DOD programs, DLA can also support tribal, state, and local government agencies.


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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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[A, Approved For Public Release]