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Job #: R-00104667
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you ready for your next challenge?

The Defense Group has a dynamic job opening for an RMF (Risk Management Framework) Consultant to work at our customer site at the Navy Maritime Intelligence Center in Suitland, MD. In this role, you will provide Information Assurance support for the Farragut Technical Analysis Center (TAC) at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

What Will You Do

  • Act as the TAC Subject Matter Expert to ensure in the full compliance of all TAC Mission Systems with all applicable security accreditation or authorization requirements and best practices as prescribed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), DoD, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Navy, Naval Intelligence Activity (NIA), and ONI authorities.

  • Communicate with TAC leadership and other agencies (both internal and external) regarding matters that could significantly impact any TAC Mission Systems and their accreditation.

  • Ensure that the identified specialized IT systems in Farragut comply with all appropriate Information Technology security Assessment and Authorization (A&A) requirements and best practices as prescribed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), DoD, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and local authorities. 

  • Prepare all necessary security documentation for all TAC Mission Systems to ensure the successful completion of Collateral or SCI-level security testing & evaluation (ST&E) and accreditation and ensure full Accreditations and issuance of Authority to Operate (ATOs) are established and maintained continuously for all TAC Mission Systems.

  • Conduct meetings and technical exchanges with ONI, Fleet and NAVINTEL validators, assessors, and authorizing officials to; remain abreast of current RMF Tools.

  • Techniques and procedures; collaborate on current TACT ATO projects and statuses, and; confirm understanding of new STIGS and their intent.

  • Conduct and report results of security-related analyses, evaluations, risk assessments, and other activities supporting requirements to update or establish new Mission Systems or Mission Applications requested by TAC Functional Lead(s). Attend Cybersecurity policy implementation meetings and briefings, and develop, provide, and deliver technical, operator, and customer training and briefings as required by the approving authority or as requested by Government Functional Lead(s).

  • Prepare, collate, track, champion, and manage all documentation comprising a Risk Management Framework (RMF) project Body of Evidence (BOE) and Security Assessment Package (SAP) through the RMF process in XACTA (SIPRNET/ NIPRNET) and EMASS (JWICS) to establish and maintain continuous ATO; documentation for each system will be managed in accordance with policy of the TAC Configuration Management Team.

Your Areas of Knowledge & Expertise (job qualifications)

  • Master’s degree in a related field or an MBA with 10 or more years’ experience in Certification and Accreditation (C&A) with DIACAP, DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and/or NIST Framework; additional years of related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in Project Management

  • Experience with DoD, DISA, Navy NETWARCOM, DoDIIS, and IC tools, systems, and reporting mechanisms/requirements for C&A..

  • Thorough knowledge of IC, DoD, and DoN Cybersecurity initiatives, and secure information/networking technologies.

  • Demonstrated experience as an ISSO, ISSE, Package Submission Officer (PSO), Validators, and Security Controls Assessor (SCA)

  • Significant experience shepherding projects through the RMF process in XACTA and EMASS 

Required Certifications

  • (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Clearance Requirement

  • A current DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance to start


Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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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