Information Assurance / Security Specialist - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


A leader in the exciting and growing field of High Performance Computing (HPC) is searching for a Information Assurance / Security Specialist to join our team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DoD HPCMP) located at the Engineering Development and Research Center (EDRC) Vicksburg, MS.


The successful candidate will serve as the local DRSC Information Systems Security (ISS) senior representative responsible for the delivery, management and continuous process improvement of operational security information systems by providing Information Security (INFOSEC) and Information Assurance (IA) engineering and analysis.


  • Coordinating security-related policies, procedures, guidelines with the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).

  • Reporting all security-related incidents to the ISSM.

  • Developing and maintaining the System Security Plan (SSP)

  • Conducting periodic reviews of the SSP and any security related documentation.

  • Implementing Risk Management Framework (RMF) controls throughout the infrastructure of the DSRC, utilizing eMASS as the tracking and reporting tool.

  • Ensuring systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with internal security policies and practices outlined in the security plan.

  • Ensuring that all users have the requisite security clearances, authorization, and need-to-know, and are aware of their security responsibilities before granting privileged access to the IS.

  • Ensuring vulnerability scanning, resolution and management is tracked to completion or mitigation.

  • Managing compliance with DISA requirements including Host Based Security System (HBSS), Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) and any additional requirements as leveraged by the HPC Program. 

  • Promoting awareness of security issues among management and team.

  • Developing and implementing training to ensure the systems, network and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to security policies and procedures.

  • Monitoring and reporting the training status and requirements to support the DSRC mission.

  • Developing and presenting technical briefings, reports, articles, and presentations to the DSRC user community and HPC security community

  • Representing the DSRC at meetings on technical matters relating to IA, networks, and use of advanced computational systems. 




  • High School Diploma and thirteen (13) years or more experience: OR Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; OR Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; OR PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience
  • Top Secret Security Clearance / SSBI
  • CISSP Certification
  • Strong communication skills to interact with customers, management personnel, and team members, including documentation and writing skills. Must have an ability to present simple, easily understood solutions to executive leadership and customers where complex technical problems exist
  • A Continuous Improvement, Enterprise focused mindset (reduce complexity, maximize commonality/standardization)
  • Prior RMF experience



  • Experience working on DoD programs in a senior security role,

  • Organizational skills to prioritize work in a dynamic work environment and persistence to follow-through on tasks in the face of obstacles

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-faceted team, and leadership skills to guide and mentor the work of less experienced personnel

  • Familiarity with DoD system security accreditation processes

  • System Administration background is desirable