Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Analyst - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Fort Meade
United States


SAIC is seeking a Defensive Cyberspace Operations Analyst to work onsite with our customer at Ft. Meade.  



Coordinate joint strategic, operational and tactical planning and execution of joint fires, targeting, capability pairing, and threat mitigation in support of the Cyber Mission Force or other military operations.


Daily activities include:



  • Analyze emerging Operational and Functional Requirements at the force, theater, Combatant Commands (COCOM) and national levels to support the formulation, development and assessment of doctrine, strategy, plans, concepts of operations, and tactics, techniques and procedures in order to provide the full spectrum of Cyber Warfare and enabling capabilities to the warfighter (approximately 20 times per year).
  • Conduct technical analyses and provide assessment reports on the integration of cyber requirements, capabilities and training, perform assessments of cyber warfighting capability and the utility of new and emerging technologies, analyze assigned missions for capability gaps in Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) and Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO).
  • Recommend solutions for capability shortfalls through submission of an analysis report.
  • Perform and document technical trade studies which lead to the development of new Cyber Warfare architectures and detailed engineering designs.
  • Assist with Command-level cyber inspections and vulnerability of cyber requirements, conduct technical analysis and provide reports recommending integration of cyber requirements, capabilities, and training.
  • Assess cyber warfighting capability of new technologies, analyze assigned missions for capability gaps in Defensive Cyber Operations and Offensive Cyber Operations, conduct trade studies supporting the development of new cyber warfare architectures, draft and edit Operational Plans (OPLANs), OPORDs, and FRAGOs.






  • Minimum nine (9) years of Cyberspace Operations experience in Current Operations, DCO or DoDIN Planning or Intelligence Analysis with a bachelor's degree; or seven (7) years of experience with a Master’s Degree. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
  • Experience and training with Joint Planning Process (formal schooling preferred).
  • Must possess strong attention to detail, organization, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills. 



  • Candidate must currently possess and be able to maintain TS/SCI with Polygraph

Desired Qualifications



  • Experience in support of Service, COCOM or JS cyberspace operations.
  • Ability to develop briefing at General Officer and SES level.
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.