Information Assurance Specialist, Senior Lead - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee   contract


Mandatory Skills Requirements:

• Minimum: CISSP or CISM

Other Skills Preferred:

• Experience building formal accreditation/certification packages for DoD Intelligence support systems.
• Experience performing IA functions in a DoD operational environment or other national level agency environment

General Responsibilities:

• Participate in the development or modification of DCGS-A security program plans and requirements
• Collection and maintain information needed to meet system IA reporting requirements.
• Recommend resource allocations required to securely operate and maintain system IA requirements.
• Assist government personnel in identifying security programs implications of new technologies or technology upgrades.
• Assist government personnel in creating and analyzing IA policies.
• Assist government personnel in developing system security configuration guidelines for DCGS-A.
• Ensure testing of 1/3 of “local” IA controls annually and ensure compliance/non-compliance results are documented in SSAA/SSP and POA&M.
• Review the selected security safeguards to determine if security concerns identified in the DCGS-A system POA&M and SSP have been fully addressed.
• Report security violations and incidents through your site and region government IAM/IASO to the servicing RCERT in accordance with Section VIII, Incident and Intrusion Reporting.
• Assists the government in the preparation of DIACAP paperwork for SIPRnet and Collation accreditations.
• Assists the government in the preparation of Short Form SSAAs for JWICS accreditations.
• Assists the government in Information Assurance awareness training and education.
• Educate task order personnel on required Information Assurance process to maintain system accreditation.
• Maintain knowledge of current and emerging Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), and Army requirements, policies, regulations, and trends.
• Maintain knowledge of information vulnerabilities and trends.
• Collaborate effectively with the customer, CECOM SEC and other project team members.
• Understand and apply sound Information Assurance principles and methodology to all work.
• May Lead a team and/or less senior staff.
• Knowledge of DoD IT organizations and responsibilities.
• Ability to analyze an organizations internal and external IA processes and identify areas for improvement.
• Ability to author official IA correspondence, IA guides, and plan of action and milestone (POA&M).
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
• Ability lead or work on informal teams.
• Knowledge of the Department of Defense Information Technology operating environment.
• Ability to brief organizational leadership on technical issues in a non-technical format.
• Ability to analyze an organizations business processes and develop material and non-material solution to implement applicable DoDI 8500.2 IA controls.
• Ability to perform independent or collaborative research on solutions for IA requirements.
• Ability to assess current IA capabilities against future requirements and provide a strategy to close any capability gap.
• Research IA regulatory compliance requirements and tools for IA requirements. Provide recommendations and strategies for material and/or non-material solutions to improve the system and/or organizational IA posture.
• Maintain an IA Specialist continuity book for their location