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Job #: R-00090343
Location: Bridgewater, VA
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is dedicated to making the world a safer place. This starts with helping our customers in the Defense Industry achieve their critical missions. From our airborne work with sensors alerting warfighters to what's over the next hill, to our autonomous maritime platforms protecting sea-lanes and shores; our dedicated Defense Group employees are solving critical challenges across the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Leidos mission. In this mission, we provide aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms for today’s warfighter.

We currently have an opening for a CONUS Information Assurance Analyst. This is an in-person day-shift position at our Bridgewater, VA Leidos facility, although periodic travel to other Leidos facilities, customer facilities, or OCONUS sites may be requested.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Use National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Department of Defense (DoD) standards to appropriately apply Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes.

  • Create and maintain program accreditation documentation, evidence, and RMF artifacts associated with Authority to Operate (ATO) and Interim Authorizations to Test (IATT) components.

  • Implement Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) and continuous monitoring techniques.

  • Perform compliance assessments and vulnerability assessments.

  • Implement security controls in response to Nessus and Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) scans conducted on computer environments concerning Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implement Guide (STIG) requirements.

  • Configure and evaluate reports on systems such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools, Host Based Security Systems (HBSS), Host Intrusion Prevention (HIPS) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), computer workstations & servers, network switches & firewalls, etc.

  • Crosstrain co-workers on department specific responsibilities.

  • Administer Information System environment changes to comply with security best practices.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of four (4) years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Ability to obtain Security+ certification within the first six (6) months of employment.

  • Ability to obtain a second additional professional certification within the first six (6) months of employment. i.e., Cisco, VMware, Microsoft.

  • Demonstrate proficiency with NIST SP 800-53 Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Knowledge of DISA STIGs & SRGs and how to implement hardening to information systems and network devices i.e., workstations, servers, applications, routers, L3/L2 switches, Cisco ASAs, firewalls, etc).

  • Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively with on-site personnel and off-site customers.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively with colleagues, management / leadership and customers.

  • General IT knowledge and ability to identify issues and research corrective actions.

  • Must be able to obtain a passport and visa to travel internationally.

  • Must be able to successfully accomplish the CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) course which requires successful deployment physical, immunizations, and training.

  • Willing to work long, irregular hours in hardship and hazardous locations when OCONUS.

  • Active DoD Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 2 or higher (Security+, CISSP, CASP, etc).

  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF), Assessment and Authorizations (A&A), Xacta IA Manager and Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) A&A workflow platforms are highly desired.

  • Experience with Windows & Linux operating systems, and networking devices.


Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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