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Job #: R-00099120
Location: Camp Springs, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready to join an impactful company? 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 Leidos Defense Group is seeking an experienced Cybersecurity Specialist to work at Joint Base Andrews (JBA) performing Vulnerability Management Remediation duties. Primary focus will be the remediation of the remaining 5% vulnerabilities that don’t get remediated via automated mechanisms.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Remediating the “remaining” 5% of open vulnerabilities that are not patched by the automated patching solution using various strategies such as scripting, manual patching, submitting tickets, quarantining, etc.

  • Reviewing and validating DISA STIG checklists submitted by the System Owners to ensure that all checks are properly configured per the STIG and all checklists are updated properly.

  • Individual is responsible for analyzing newly issued unanalyzed vulnerabilities, determine risk to DoD Information systems of vulnerability based upon knowledge and experience with Information Systems.

  • Determine risk and security posture of DOD Information Systems based upon analysis of Combatant Command, Service Cyber Components, Agencies, and Field Activity reported patch compliance and compliance reporting.

  • Leveraging a specialized understanding of vendor products and fixing actions to develop mitigation orders for the identified vulnerabilities.

  • Compiling daily, weekly, and annual vulnerability metrics associated with affected and non-affected DoD products.

  • Follow-up with owners to ensure remediation efforts are consistent with policy and escalate instances of noncompliance.

  • Prepares formal reports and presentations of findings and recommendations

  • Present vulnerability reports to cross-functional stakeholders, to include Cybersecurity leadership.

  • Analysis on the End of Life software on end user machines to remove or upgrade the software.

  • Utilizing tracking tools to upload information for DoD component consumption and vulnerability compliance tracking.

  • Creating situational awareness products to provide DoD components with detailed information related to vulnerabilities and appropriate mitigation strategies.

  • Providing notification of potential threats by tracking vulnerabilities and exploits, propagation of worms and viruses as they migrate throughout DoD and globally.

  • Developing, documenting, and conveying IAVM operational requirements to enhance capabilities to identify, track, and remediate system and network vulnerabilities as well as for a real-time patch management capability.

  • Managing and generating reports, reviewing/approving Plans of Actions and Milestones (POA&M), Operational Impact Statements and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliance.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, or related discipline and 4+ years of direct experience. Additional relevant/specialized training and experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • Possess a current DoD 8570 compliant certification for IAT Level II, e.g. Security + w/CE prior to start.

  • Must hold active DoD Secret clearance or higher.

  • Hands-on experience conducting vulnerability assessment and analysis utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs

  • Experience with Scripting/Automation using PowerShell and shell script languages

  • Ability to use, troubleshoot, and fix existing PowerShell and shell scripts

  • Technical experience discovering, validating, and remediating network vulnerabilities.

  • Experience interpreting security advisories. Ability to leverage diverse sources to gain a technical understanding of a vulnerability, exploitation, and potential impact.

  • Experience with interacting with customers to handle service inquiries and problems

  • Experience with server patch management methodologies

  • Time management skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Track record of working effectively within a team, and support to peers toward improved processes and results

  • Experience with IT Service Management systems such as Remedy.

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.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  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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