Cyber Focused Embedded Senior MOD Advisor-Bulgaria
- Military veterans preferred
2020-05-20 SAIC (www.saic.com)
Sofia 1000 Bulgaria
seeking a Senior Advisor to
support the U.S. Department of State’s Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP)
embedded within the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense (MOD). The senior
advisor will be responsible for assisting the Bulgarian MOD develop their Cyber
Defense / Security capacity.
Defense Reform Program (GDRP) is a new defense reform capacity building program
funded by the Department of State in close coordination with the Department of
Defense that seeks to assist partner nations’ security forces with providing
security in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner to civilian
authorities, while advancing U.S. national security objectives.
Strategic Areas of Interest for this position are in the Cyber / Technical
Functions Capacity Development sector.
Specifically the Advisor will assist the partner nation’s MOD with
building capacity in some of these areas:
Defense / Security Capacity Development
standards and policy development
Systems Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
Administration and Systems Engineering
standards and national policy development
and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Provide advice related to organizational
development, interagency cooperation, cyber policy and training programs to
assist the MOD in capacity development.
Develop plans and strategies to forge
interagency partnerships in international environments.
Assess training needs and requirements
for effective implementation. Provide policy, operations analysis,
recommendations, and reports.
Participate in senior level meetings,
seminars, and exercises to provide expert level military input to help maintain
and develop the ability to respond to emerging issues appropriately.
Lead overseas assessments of host nation
MOD capacity in GDRP area of focus, as well as assess the impact of planned or
current programmatic activities and propose remedial actions. Draft memos and
reports to provide expert analysis regarding MOD’s cyber programs and
Maintain knowledge of contemporary,
professional military operational and management principles, techniques, and
issues, and recommend which are appropriate for international application for
cyber defense capacity development.
Draft memos and reports to provide expert
analysis regarding cyber security and cyber defense programs and assessments.
Education and Experience
Bachelors and eight (8) years or more of
related cyber experience; Masters and six (6) years or more of cyber experience.
Must have reached, at a minimum, the
rank of O-5 in the military or equivalent (i.e. FS-02/GS-14) in a civilian
Prior demonstrated experience with
interagency coordination and cyber policy development.
Excellent written and verbal
English communication skills.
Proficient across MS Office
U.S. citizen with either a Security
Clearance or a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) Certification or the ability
to be granted either will be required.
Medical requirements will be defined at
the Task Order level, where applicable.
qualifications will likely include:
and Partner Nation needs)
of the East European Region.
working with State Department in support of GDRP initiatives.