DLA - US Defense Logistics Agency
US Department of Defense
The DLA is the US Department of Defense's' combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency manages the end-to-end global defense supply chain from raw materials to end user disposition for its' Military Services, Combatant Commands and other Federal Agencies.
DLA’s mission is to “deliver readiness and lethality to the Warfighter Always and support our nation through quality, proactive global logistics.” To accomplish this mission, DLA has a staff of about 26,000 employees divided into multiple supply chains that contract for material and services across the military classes of supply, to include: subsistence (food/water), clothing and textiles, bulk petroleum and other energy products, construction material and equipment, personal demand items, medical material and equipment, and repair parts for land, sea and air systems.
The DLA manages the US military nsn database (national stock number catalog) as the USA Codification Bureau for NATO Stock Numbers.