Senior Principal Cyber Policy Analyst
Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. The Principal Senior Cyber Policy Analyst position is located in Arlington, VA. Position Description: * Serve as a cyber operations-focused policy and strategy analyst in CISA's Cybersecurity Division. Individual will manage, coordinate, provide support and advise CISA leadership on developing policy, procedures, and creating comprehensive operations-focused strategies that reflect the organization's mission, vision, goals, and objectives. This will include developing strategic guidance for implementation, reviewing Agency and Executive Branch policies for operational and organizational equities, and performing planning, coordination, preparation, and support during Agency and interagency policy development, staffing, and coordination efforts. * Individual will provide internal/external support for a variety of meetings/conference calls. The candidate will require very good written and briefing skills to appropriately communicate with CISA leadership and individual managers. The individual will assist CISA leadership in integrating information related to the cybersecurity mission and policy area, and developing recommendations within CISA and with external partners on operational matters related to applicable laws, statutes, and policies. * Individual will provide assistance with current and future policies, strategies and operations; perform research and analysis of national policy; and provide recommendations on methods to enhance the coordination and de-confliction of cybersecurity operations consistent with their requirements. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of challenges and develops solutions thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. Additional Duties Include: * Participate as a team member conducting cyber-related strategic planning, research, analysis, and coordination activities to support customer goals and objectives as part of a larger US Government cybersecurity strategy and policy efforts at multiple classification levels. * Assist in developing and coordinating the execution of internal CISA processes and procedures in coordination with CISA branches to support incident-driven activities. * Develop cyber strategy and policy documents to support US Government operational execution of cybersecurity programs, to include interaction with foreign government, private sector, and public interface. * Develop briefings and talking points for senior government leadership participation in internal and external events, often on short notice. * Lead cyber strategy, policy development, and policy implementation projects that include developing work breakdown structures, timelines, staff selection, and Level of Effort (LOE) estimates for projects. * Contribute to government, critical infrastructure/key resources, and public-private cyber policy development and coordination, including the development of CONOPS, operational requirements, capabilities, and competencies. * Develop, implement and communicate Information Technology (IT) security policy, standards, best practices, guidance, and procedures. * Develop IT security-related policy briefings, presentations, and white papers for distribution to the diverse user community. * Perform complex analysis of cyber, intelligence, and law enforcement/counterintelligence policy and governance issues. * Monitor cybersecurity-focused legislation efforts and provide regular analysis to the customer on legislation advancements pertinent to the DHS mission. * Identify gaps and conflicts in cybersecurity policy and governance guidance and make recommendations to address these areas. * Coordinate plans, policy, and governance documents employing customer-defined staffing processes. * Provide support for policy and operational risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and security testing. * Work with a diverse professional staff, including security engineers and architects, privacy, policy, and risk analysts, mission assurance and IT/cybersecurity professionals to ensure security and privacy requirements are incorporated throughout the policy development life-cycle.Basic Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in a related technical field with a minimum of 9 years related technical experience. Minimum of 5 years of IT or Policy related experience is required. Experience in information operation planning, mission analysis, threat analysis, or COA development and concept of operation production. Experience managing tasks/project facilitation and interfacing regularly with senior government officials. Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships in all levels of the organization, including customers, prime contractor organizations, internal management and support organizations. Active Top Secret Security Clearance required. In addition, the selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment. Preferred Qualifications: DHS EOD CISSP, PMP, or related certifications. Master's Degree in Cybersecurity related field. Previous experience working on the Hill or in other legislative-focused areas. Previous experience supporting the Department of Homeland Security. Previous experience working in a Cybersecurity Center/CERT organization. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.