Cyber Exercise Preparation Analyst

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  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

Fort Meade
United States

USCYBERCOM is a sub-unified command subordinate to U. S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). The Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF) is a USCYBERCOM Joint Force Headquarters and the U.S. military's first joint tactical command with a dedicated mission focused on cyberspace operations: to plan, direct and synchronize cyberspace operations to deter, deny, and if necessary, defeat adversary cyber actors to defend the nation. This work will provide cyber training management support to USCYBERCOM J7, update and sustain certification standards for the Cyber Mission Forces Teams, and cyber exercise planning and execution, and after action analysis and lessons learned capture for various cyber exercises. This task order includes Combatant Command Exercise support, Team Certification events, CYBER KNIGHT, CYBER FLAG, CYBER GUARD, CYBER WARGAME, and Table Top exercises

Job Duties: Support USCYBERCOM J7 with the following duties:
• Participate as exercise role players to simulate exercise white cell requirements (i.e. external agencies, CCMDs, etc.) as approved by the Government
• Participate in the Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) and provide technical expertise and oversight of the MSEL flow, responding to requests for information from the training audience and generating dynamic MSELs as necessary to ensure the training audience meets training objectives
• Assist with the set-up and operation of the local exercise network infrastructure as required
• Document exercise artifacts, including Lessons Learn, Top Performers, Awards, and Trophy Presentation Scripts, Data from Player Network (XNET) for archive, and Working files from local networks, into an exercise report for future exercise planning
• Analyze exercise results and assist with the development of lessons learned
• Assist with After-Action meeting, including the development of briefing material and administrative and logistical support for the meeting
• Draft inputs for the AAR that analyzes all facets of the exercise throughout the Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC) to include the following: Joint Lessons Learned Information System entries, overviews of the Blue cyber operations activities, and white cell operations
• Draft initial AAR from consolidated inputs

• Five (5) to twelve (12) years of experience performing cyber exercise execution support including exercise role players, exercise network support and data capture and reporting; and cyber wargame and TTX support.
• Demonstrated experience in designing, planning, executing and assessing DoD cyber exercises, TTXs and Wargames using the JELC.
• Demonstrated experience in After Action Reporting, developing Lessons Learned and capturing exercise artifacts

Must have one of the following Certificates: CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP, CASP CE, GSLC or CISM plus 7-10 years of experience.


• Critical thinking skills, both qualitatively and quantitatively
• Ability to prepare a well-grounded, defensible argument
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
• Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
• Strong technical and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Familiarity with USSTRATCOM organization desired
• Familiarity with Joint processes, operations, and commands

Clearance: TS/SCI with CI Poly

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