Information Security Principal Analyst (IA)

Apr 14, 2017
May 02, 2017
Full Time
Contract: Worldwide Systems Field Software Support

System: DCGS-A (Fixed) – Field Service Analyst - Senior/Lead (IA)


    GDIT is seeking candidates to support the US Army’s Communications-Electronics Command’s (CECOM) Software Engineering Center’s (SEC) vision to maintain a trusted high performing team who lives the Army values and delivers software to enable the Expeditionary Army while supporting the SEC mission of ensuring operational readiness by developing, providing, integrating and maintaining Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Logistics and Business software.GDIT support to the SEC covers a wide range of garrison, exercise, combat operations and contingencies to the users of strategic and tactical command, control, communication, and computer (C4), business, and logistics management systems.GDIT support will be provided to the various functional areas within the CECOM SEC to include Regional Field Support, Operations Center, and world-wide Customer Support Center offices established by SEC Field Support Division (FSD).Candidates will:Analyze and manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems, and suggest emerging technological advances that may improve current platforms.Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to users on a larger grouping of systems; supports multiple end-users at Brigade/Division level.
      Manage the functionality and efficiency of a group of computers running on one or more operating systems.Be capable of supervising a local team of field software service engineers and field service analysts and managing process improvement.Possess exceptional oral and written communications skills and the ability to work independently, with minimal direction; self-motivated and results-focused mindset are a must.Prepare status report as well as briefings for the customer and upper management. Develop plans and schedules. Manage Security activities in specific areas as assigned.Maintain compliance with the standards of fitness requirement at all times throughout the period of performance of the task order.Be able to deploy to hazardous duty locations.

DCGS-A (FIXED) Information Assurance Specialist, Requirements / Skill Sets

Participate in the development or modification of DCGS-A security program plans and requirementsCollection 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. 

Desirable system/application experience:

DCGS-A baselines versions 3.1.x and 3.2.x.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.Certification(s):

Minimum: CISSP or CISM *No computing environment certification is required for this position as it does not retain Elevated network access privileges. This position should be listed as IAM Level II in ACTCS.*** All applicants must possess a current Top Secret/SCI security clearance. ***


Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.


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.                                                                                       


8+ years minimum experience, 10+ year preferred.


Military Experience is desired. Completion of U.S. Military Service NCO or Senior NCO Academy Course or Officer Basic or Advanced Course is desirable.

Qualifications 8-10 years of related experience in data security administration.

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.