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Information Assurance/Security Engineer IV

Company: Perspecta
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: October 18, 2020

Job Description:

Business Group Highlights

Defense

The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.

Responsibilities

The selected Information Assurance (IA) Analyst will support a new program at Perspecta, focused on development of a new Space Domain architecture. The two information technology (IT) systems under cybersecurity assessment are the space segment(s) and the IT system that includes the ground entry points, the communications network and the operations center facility and infrastructure.

The Information Assurance Analyst shall support the ISSO to: Implement the Risk Management Framework per DoD Instruction 8510.01; Allocate functional and performance requirements from the system level to the subsystem and component level in a manner that ensures cybersecurity is an inherent attribute of the design; Document interfaces with SDA and external programs such that there is alignment between adjacent programs' cybersecurity pedigrees and risk postures; Maintain awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in commercial or Government software; Monitor the allocation of cybersecurity provisions, including reporting requirements, to Subcontractors in a manner that sufficiently protects Government program information; Meet cybersecurity related duties on classified Information Systems as outlined in DoD Manual 5200.01, Volume 3.

Support also includes develop and demonstrate a cybersecurity risk management plan adhering to National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-37, "Risk Management Framework for Information Systems and Organizations: A System Live Cycle Approach for Security and Privacy;" Demonstrate cyberspace defenses on all development systems to include continuous monitoring capability, unauthorized penetration and exploitation testing; as well as lexicon and workflow as specified in NIST SP 800-137, "Information Security Continuous Monitoring;" Provide a cybersecurity monitoring and testing capability in accordance with DoDI 8560.01, "Communications Security Monitoring and Information Assurance;" Provide for vulnerability mitigation, incident response, and reporting capabilities to limit damage and restore effective service following an incident.

General Description: Provides technical and programmatic Information Assurance Services to internal and external customers in support of network and information security systems. Designs, develops and implements security requirements within an organization's business processes. Prepares documentation from information obtained from customer using accepted guidelines such as RMF (Risk Management Framework). Prepares test plans. Provides assessment and authorization (A&A) support in the development of security and contingency plans and conducts complex risk and vulnerability assessments. Analyzes policies and procedures against Federal laws and regulations and provides recommendations for closing gaps. Develops and completes system security plans and contingency plans. Recommends system enhancements to improve security deficiencies. Develops, tests and integrates computer and network security tools. Secures system configurations and installs security tools, scans systems in order to determine compliancy and report results and evaluates products and various aspects of system administration. Conducts security program audits and develops solutions to lessen identified risks. Develops strategies to comply with privacy, risk management, and e-authentication requirements. Provides information assurance support for the development and implementation of security architectures to meet new and evolving security requirements. Evaluates, develops and enhances security requirements, policy and tools. Provides assistance in computer incident investigations. Performs vulnerability assessments including development of risk mitigation strategies.

Qualifications

* Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.
* Over 5 years' experience required performing Information Assurance support to similar DoD or Space Domain Programs
* Ability to communicate status with senior Government Leaders at appropriate reviews
* Minimum TS Clearance required

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector-from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation's most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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