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Job #: R-00022622
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Info Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for an experienced Cybersecurity Manager in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

Job Summary

Leidos is seeking a Cybersecurity Manager who will support successful program outcomes for the Space and Missile Systems Center / Ground Based Space Surveillance Division (SMC/SYG) Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities (MOSSAIC) contract.  The MOSSAIC contract provides depot-level sustainment and modernization of multiple space situational awareness radars, optical telescopes in the US and overseas, software development and integration labs, and support to Command and Control/Battle Management Command and Control centers and systems. The program provides hardware and software engineering and development to modernize and sustain existing and evolving systems.

The Cybersecurity Manager (CSM) will be responsible for planning and implementing security measures to protect computer systems, networks, and data for the MOSSAIC System of Systems (Portfolio).

The CSM will develop and implement information assurance/security standards and procedures, coordinate, develop, and evaluate security programs for an organization, and recommend information assurance/security solutions to support SMC/SYG requirements. The CSM will perform Cyberspace and Information Assurance (IA) management activities as described in DoD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-M, including analyzing and defining security requirements, designing, developing, and implementing solutions to requirements, and performing risk analyses (including risk assessment).  The CSM will develop, analyze, and implement security architecture(s) as appropriate. The CSM is expected to have an understanding of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the various supporting elements. This position is contingent upon contract award to Leidos.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain timely and effective communication with stakeholders to resolve Cybersecurity issues
  • Plan, prioritize, and coordinate assignments of cyber staff to projects
  • Ensure risk-balanced security measures are integrated into IT projects and activities
  • Ensure cyber controls and monitoring are in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of MOSSAIC information
  • Ensure implementation of the Cybersecurity program remains in compliance with DOE/NNSA and NIST requirements
  • Standardize, document, maintain, and automate, where possible, cyber processes for monitoring, analysis, and response to cyber incidents
  • Plan, prepare, and devise work plans that ensure cyber efforts are conducted within approved budget and schedule parameters while implementing MOSSAIC project management processes
  • Maintain an understanding of current and emerging cyber threats at all times, and implement mitigations
  • Lead the development, ongoing improvement and maintenance of the MOSSAIC Cybersecurity architecture
  • Propose and provide input into MOSSAIC architecture efforts that can be implemented to enhance detection, analysis, containment and response
  • Establish cyber metrics to gauge program effectiveness and perform internal audits and assessments
  • Maintain security log infrastructure to monitor, analyze, and respond to log anomalies. Conduct packet capture analysis and ensure the logging infrastructure is monitored for risk to MOSSAIC information
  • Manage intrusion detection/prevention systems, maintain continuous monitoring systems, and provide timely network traffic analysis
  • Work cooperatively with external parties, as appropriate, to help improve the MOSSAIC cyber program and security capabilities
  • Monitor performance, ensure performance standards remain high, and document that risk management goals are accomplished
  • Responsible for hiring and developing competent Cybersecurity subject matter experts and for retaining critical Cybersecurity skills on staff
  • Interface with senior Government personnel, technical and non-technical staff, subcontractors, and support personnel.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in engineering, science, or related field with 15+ years of relevant experience or a Doctorate degree with 13 – 16 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Minimum of five years experience developing, accrediting, and operating systems in accordance with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) policies.
  • Related Certifications such as CISSP, CAP, CASP, CISA, CISM, Security + CE, Etc.
  • Active DoD Top Secret (TS) clearance; ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 25% of the time

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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Info Security

About Leidos

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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