Sunday, November 20, 2011

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 11/22/11

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 11/22/11:

During introductions we invite you to tell us how things are going professionally or personally, and to mention any networking needs we might be able to help with. This can include job search assistance, business advice, referrals, or other forms of networking assistance. Chances are someone in the group will have some good contacts in whatever field or industry you need help with.

State of the BizNet. We'll take some time to review how we're doing as a group, with particular focus on any adjustments that might improve our effectiveness as a resource for each other. We haven't had one of these discussions in quite some time, so let's hear your ideas on what's working, what's not, and what else we could try to further serve each other.


11/29/11: Speaker tentatively scheduled (to be confirmed).

12/6/11: Speaker tentatively scheduled (to be confirmed).

We have speakers penciled in for the next few Tuesdays, but if there's one you'd like to invite sometime soon, or if you'd like to lead a discussion yourself, just let me know ( and we'll get it onto the schedule.

3. JOB OPPORTUNITIES - TRICARE Contract Specialists (Aurora, CO):

Joe Henry (USMA '68) writes as follows:

We are looking for Contract specialist types for our existing TRICARE
contracts. We need them for our Aurora office. (See job description below.) They can contact me directly if they are interested. I was hired about ten years ago at TRICARE via a referral thru BIZNET.

Joseph R. Henry, USMA '68
IBA Contractor Employee
Task Manager
Supporting TMA COD-AA
(303) 676-3882


Company: Irving Burton Associates, Herndon,VA

Job Title: Senior Contract Analyst

Job Description: Responsible for a variety of duties associated with acquisition of highly complex healthcare contracts for TRICARE. Involves procurement planning, evaluation and analysis of proposals, negotiations, funding resolution, cost price analysis, and change coordination. Evaluate subcontract/contract statement of works and subcontractor cost and schedule performance. Perform full range of contract administration duties. Plans and conducts teleconferences with contractors and subcontractors. Prepare modifications and delivery orders. Ensure contract files are properly maintained. Utilize appropriate negotiation software tools and develop government objective. Prepare Pre and Post Negotiation Memorandums. Establish and implement metrics & program plans in compliance with specification, performance requirements, cost and schedule.

Location: 16401 E Centretech Parkway, Aurora, CO; no travel requirements

Requirements: government contracting experience; familiarity with DoD and TRICARE; Bachelors degree mandatory; security clearance a plus; proficient in MS Office

Salary Range: $65,000 to $85,000

POC: Joe Henry 303-676-3882; email resumes to Joseph.Henry.ctr@TMA.OSD.MIL

Web Site:


Have a good week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

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