KARL STORZ Awarded Defense Logistics Agency Contract Competitive Multiyear Contract Covers Patient Monitoring and Capital Equipment

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive surgical technology and related medical systems, has been awarded a major contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the Patient Monitoring and Capital Equipment (PMCE) solicitation SPE2D1-17-R-0001. With a maximum award value of $450M, this contract has a five-year base period with an option for five more, negotiated in one-year increments. This is an Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract that can be used by all branches of the federal government, including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Veterans Health Administration as well as other agencies utilizing federally allocated dollars.

“We are honored to support the DLA Troop Support Medical Supply in establishing the next generation of the Patient Monitoring and Capital Equipment program,” said Patrick Neely, Director of Federal Healthcare at KARL STORZ. “With expertise ranging from emergency intubation monitors to completely integrated surgical environments, we’re well positioned

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Black Magazine Covers: An Archive of Black Beauty, Creativity and Excellence

If you love Black folks and Black culture it’s impossible to scroll down the Black Magazine Covers Instagram feed without a chill going down your spine. There’s Ralph Ellison on the cover of the Atlantic. Malcolm X on the front page of the foundational Black general interest and news weekly, Jet. Aaliyah’s posthumous elegance on Vibe. The singular beauty of Pam Grier on New York. Denzel on Essence. And then there are the contemporary works of art like Rihanna for [insert any magazine ever here] or a Kadir Nelson illustration for the New Yorker. Sammy Davis Jr. on GQ in 1967—the first Black man to grace this magazine’s cover—in full profile, which was rare in that era, just radiating pure charisma.

GQ talked to the page’s curator, Donovan X. Ramsey about the Black Magazine Covers account. He tells us that when magazines are at their

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Military issues, taxes take center stage in district that covers Offutt | Articles

Blood said 22 of the bills she has sponsored have been passed into law or led to policy change. The vast majority, she said, received bipartisan support.

“I always make the joke that I’m on the island of lost toys,” she said. “We’ve become so partisan at every level of government. I work really hard to keep that nonpartisan spirit in the Nebraska Unicameral.”

The legislator said she works to be as accessible as possible, not only to her constituents but to any Nebraskan who needs help.

When the coronavirus shut down the Legislature in the spring, she and her staff hit the phones, arranging medicine and grocery dropoffs and finding rides for people in need, Blood said. She frequently gives out her cellphone number.

Blood said her office has made more than 18,000 constituent calls this year.

“In my office, we have a customer service approach,” she said. “If

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