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Job #: R-00017741-OTHLOC-PL-2D2824
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Policy Analysis
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Defense Analyst

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY: The Logistics and Mission Support within Leidos, Inc. has an immediate job opening in Alexandria, Virginia for a senior-level Defense Analyst to contribute to a program supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) Joint Data Support (JDS).


  • The Defense Analyst will participate in developing data about forces, units and associated equipment; use experience, subject matter expertise to assist with strategic and operational planning; participate in warfighting analysis; and research various military topics of interest to the United States.
  • Candidate will work with strategic guidance and joint concepts of operations to understand Service and COCOM responsibilities, track trends, mine data sets and make projections about the future. 
  • Analyst will utilize his or her detailed understanding of the data to perform analysis and respond to senior leadership inquiries and be capable of briefing the material.
  • Candidate will independently navigate complex problems, must have a willingness to learn new techniques and accomplish tasks through self-study.
  • Expert will develop executive summaries, coordinate materials, evaluate, post and disseminate products.
  • Nominee will facilitate workshops and support Service and COCOM representatives in the development of analytic products.


  • Must have an active DoD Top Secret Clearance (or higher) and the ability to obtain a TS/SCI Clearance
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Science, Technology or other related discipline and 8 years of related experience (additional experience may be substituted for degree)
  • Strong experience and understanding of:  U.S. Force Structure and Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Experience in data manipulation and metadata development
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office


  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Military experience
  • Initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Project management skills
  • Planning and organizational skills 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Policy Analysis



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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