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Job #: R-00132732
Location: Odenton, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: National Security

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Are you ready to make an impact and join a small, tight-knit group of professionals? We’re looking for innovative minds with experience in Space operations to help the nation’s youngest military service keep our space capabilities the premier force in the world. The Leidos National Security Sector currently has an opening for a Space Force Cybersecurity Policy Expert at Fort Meade, MD. This position is part of a large program supporting Air Combat Command’s (ACC) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

The Space Force Cybersecurity Policy Expert will develop and implement US Space Force (USSF) Cybersecurity policy and guidance and specific business practices.  The candidate will help the Space Force Cryptologic Office (SFCO) enhance multi-domain operations and cyberspace capabilities against cyber-attack by working with multiple mission partners to deliver tailored Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) solutions to USSF components. Workload will encompass Protective Domain Name Services, Attack Surface Management and Threat Intelligence Collaboration activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Document and execute policies compliant with DoD, USSF, NSA, NISSPOM, and NIST Special Publications.
  • Promote rigorous awareness of cyber policy and strategy amongst USSF senior leaders and ensure sound principles are reflected in the organization's mission, vision, and goals.
  • Develop Cybersecurity Division (CSD) compliant Cyber and Information Assurance plans that reflect USSF mission objectives, operations plans, Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) constraints.
  • Work independently or in conjunction with mission partners to develop policy, programs, and guidelines for implementation. Interpret and apply applicable laws, statutes, and regulatory documents and integrate into policy.
  • Develop and disseminate Cybersecurity Vulnerability Management alerts, bulletins, and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS).
  • Analyze unit host systems for indicators of Malicious Cyber Activity (MCA), Insider Threat, or lack of Defensive Cyber Operations best practices, document and report findings, and help implement risk mitigating corrective actions. 
  • Oversee Risk Management Framework (RMF) management and execution activities.
  • Perform cyber threat analysis and reporting on information derived from various intelligence sources.
  • Conduct Information Assurance and Cyber Defense training and briefings on an as needed basis.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15+ years of relevant experience or Master’s Degree with 12+ years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive familiarity with applicable DoD and NSA Policy and Guidance, Operations, and Staff Functions.
  • Possess an IAM Level II certification.
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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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