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Job #: R-00117607
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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The mission of the DHS Chief Information Security Officer Directorate (DHS CISOD) is to support the Department’s implementation of all applicable regulatory requirements including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA), relevant Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, Executive Orders, Federal laws, directives, policies, and regulations. The DHS CISOD’s mission is to also provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) a secure and trusted computing environment. The DHS CISOD assists in ensuring Department compliance with information security requirements. Information security is an essential business function, critical to enabling DHS to conduct its operations and deliver service to the public.

Leidos has a critical need for a FISMA Inventory Specialist familiar with  RMF/Accreditation and Authorization (A&A).

Duties include assisting with program planning and execution of RMF/Accreditation and Authorization (A&A) , POA&M remediation activities, and performing compliance reviews of IT systems. Knowledge of NIST 800 series, RMF and CSAM are needed to be successful in this role.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and manages the Department’s information system inventory program.
  • Strengthen data quality through increased automation in the Department’s system of record, customization of additional agency defined data items, and improved workflows.
  • Provide maintenance, development, support, recommendations for old and new initiatives pertaining to FISMA Inventory through the use of efficient, new, cost-effective processes and technologies of the DHS FISMA Compliance Tool and Front-end applications.
  • Lead in Automation and development of all stages of Inventory Workflow Process i.e., the Change Request (CR), reporting and all approval process in current and new platforms.
  • Develop, maintain, and update policies, and standard operating procedures for all inventory tasks and reporting. Keep up to date internal SOP/documentations of all Inventory processes in Teams or any other applications in use (shared folders/drives, SharePoint, etc.) as specified by the Federal Lead.
  • Plan, host and coordinate Component Inventory Quarterly Discovery Meetings to obtain general organizational information and updates, additions or modifications to the Component FISMA Inventory for the purpose of system discovery.
  • Conduct reviews, maintain, and update the FISMA Inventory to ensure that all system categorizations and data align with all data sources.
  • Capture and maintain a list of third-party systems and External Information Systems (EIS) are processing or storing DHS data in accordance with OMB directives. Ensure that all EISs are captured in the DHS FISMA Compliance Tool and completing workflow.
  • Generation and automation of monthly and quarterly reports pertaining to FISMA Inventory which may include but is not limited to the Component monthly reports, freeze files, etc.
  • Prepare documentation, freeze files, report schedules, executive summary reports for each DHS Component before and after Component Inventory Quarterly Discovery Meetings.
  • Ensure the proper forms are utilized to track inventory changes and Federal approvals before requests are processed.
  • Process daily Change Requests (CR) from HQ components and maintain the FISMA Inventory Mailbox. Research and provide responses to customer on CRs processed.
  • Respond to ServiceDesk and direct inquiries. Ensure that all requests are completed each month.
  • Create and post Monthly Component Export Reports in Microsoft SharePoint Website/Teams Application and current/future platform used.
  • Create/automate Monthly Change Request Report.
  • Create/Update Inventory Process and Training PowerPoint Slides presentation as needed.
  • Routinely Update FISMA Inventory Change Request Form.
  • Support and collaborate for general Annual policy updates and process changes.
  • Provide responses in support of audits related to cybersecurity.
  • Coordinate and follow up with SMEs to generate responses, update, finalize and submit cybersecurity reports. Gather the responses, review/validate responses with SMEs, compile the report and brief CISOD management.
  • Prepare various reports and executive summaries, talking points and PowerPoint slide deck for briefing to CISO and CIO as required by CFO, OMB, FNR and other executive directives.

Primary Qualifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a DHS Security Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree with 6 or more years’ experience with DIACAP, DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and/or NIST Framework; additional years of related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree
  • Experience with DHS, DoDIIS, and IC tools, systems, and reporting mechanisms/requirements for A&A.
  • Practical knowledge of IC, DoD, and DHS Cybersecurity initiatives, and secure information/networking technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience as an ISSO, ISSE, Package Submission Officer (PSO), Validators, and /or FISMA Inventory
  • Experience shepherding projects through the RMF process in XACTA and EMASS
  • Ensure compliance with DHS Standards and procedures.
  • Good familiarity with and understanding of all relevant government and agency policies and procedures to ensure system documentation is compliance with relevant guidelines, e.g., FedRAMP, RMF, FISMA, FIPS-II, NIST, etc.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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® 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 46,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  For more information, visit

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