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Certification and Accreditation Certification Officer - CACO

Company: WarCollar Industries
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Certification and Accreditation Certification Officer (CACO)

Chantilly, VA

 WarCollar Industries, LLC is currently sourcing a Certification and Accreditation Certification Officer (CACO) for our sponsor. The CACO will coordinate activities to ensure mission systems are available to utilize for investigations and assessments.

The Sponsors office provides guidance on the use of various technologies related to the Sponsors mission, to provide critical technical direction regarding infrastructure, networks, and supply chain issues. The Sponsor also conducts systems testing and evaluation and delivers technical support to investigations and insider threat issues. To accomplish this work, the Sponsor utilizes mission specific systems and networks.  These systems/networks need to maintain current security certifications and are re-certified in accordance with established regulations.

The CACO will:

  • Develop and prepare required artifacts for certifications and accreditations (C&A) submissions in accordance with regulations.
  • Use the Sponsors Risk Management Framework (RMF) to successfully obtain system accreditation. Utilize XACTA to adhere to accepted assessment methodologies and standards.
  • Interpret Nessus vulnerability scans and remediate.
  • Perform security analyses of network architecture and provide guidance in the development of functional requirements.
  • Coordinate accreditation and certification activities with other stakeholders.
  • Maintain baseline functional specifications and standards for deployed systems.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure problem and issue resolution.
  • Manage and update the master support schedule.           

Required Experience:

  • Understanding of Risk Management Framework (RMF).
  • Navigation of RMF processes to achieve Authorization to Proceed.
  • Demonstrated experience with Cloud information security related topics.
  • Demonstrated experience with different types of virtual environments, such as VMWare, OpenStack, and AWS.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating complex technical concepts and project or technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience with the full software development lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience operating vulnerability assessment tools such as Nessus, Webnspect, and AppDetective and analyzing the results produced by those tools.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding the system development lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding systems development data requirements gathering.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing systems and networks for development.
  • Demonstrated experience with documentation preparation for systems development.

Desired Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with forensic software utilized by Sponsor.
  • Demonstrated experience providing information security guidance to the organization throughout the system lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience with the Sponsors accreditation process.
  • Demonstrated experience with procurement processes.
  • Demonstrated experience providing recommendations in technical standards, security standards, and operational assurance.
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with vendors and third-party producers.

This position requires an active security clearance at the TS/ISSA level for consideration.


  • Bachelors degree, desired
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification, desired

About us:

WarCollar Industries, LLC is a veteran-owned small business. We maintain a team of cybersecurity experts committed to protecting complicated data and distribution systems and providing decision makers with the most accurate assessment of residual risk possible. We work with our clients to solve the toughest challenges in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Services include network defense, computer network attack, secure network design, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. WarCollar enables its clients to find, fix, stop, and ultimately solve cybersecurity problems across their entire enterprise.

WarCollar offers generous benefits to include: medical insurance premium coverage; PTO based on billable hours, federal holidays plus your birthday; matching 401k, education reimbursement plus paid training days; performance bonuses; referral bonuses; government shutdown protection; monthly team building events plus two major social events annually.

WarCollar Industries, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. WarCollar does not discriminate in employment based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, status as a protected military veteran, or other non-merit factor.


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