Principal Cyber Info. Assurance Analyst

    • Dulles, VA

Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments. Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits. Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities. Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports. Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.

Position will be heavily involved in setting up a new facility in Chantilly, VA, including documenting the network, working with the SCA during network setup, and ensuring that all IA activities on the network are being performed. This network is anticipated to include a cross domain solution and will be extended to locations both inside and beyond the Washington DC metro region. Candidate will be primary IA officer on this network once in place, and will be anticipated to travel to remote sites as necessary.

It is anticipated that initially 80% of work will be done at Dulles, VA site with 20% at Chantilly (roughly 15 minutes between sites). This will shift to 100% at Chantilly as that network comes fully online.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience with a Bachelor's Degree OR 7 years of experience with an Associate's Degree OR 9 years of experience with a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must have an Active/In-Scope Top Secret Security Clearance
  • Must have experience with Risk Management Framework
  • Must have a DoD 8570 compliant IAM II or IAM III Certification (Examples: CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP) or obtain within the first 6 months of an employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Splunk Auditing tools
  • Tenable Nessus
  • JSIG RMF Implementation
  • Cross Domain Solutions

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