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Job #: R-00042906
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring an Information Assurance Specialist at Fort Meade, MD. This position is part of a large program supporting Air Combat Command’s (ACC) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

An active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required to be considered for this role!

Job Summary

The IA Specialist will focus on the Wing Information Assurance (IA) office functions as the administering and works tasks assigned for IA program to include Emissions Security (EMSEC), Computer Security (COMPUSEC) and IA Awareness programs.  The IA Specialist performs site accreditation surveys and route accreditation packages.  The IA Specialist Initiates protective or corrective measures after an IA incident or vulnerability is discovered.  The IA Specialist ensures information system IA-related documentation is current and accessible.  The IA Specialist assists all Wing organizations and tenants in developing and managing their IA program.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives assigned within Information Assurance technical area.
  • Evaluate modifications, exceptions, and deviations to information systems
  • Assist in training designated organization representatives on COMPUSEC administrative processes
  • Contribute updates to the COMPUSEC training program.
  • Support all Wing ISSOs and privileged users in receiving necessary technical training and obtain cybersecurity certification
  • Assist stakeholders (system administrators, network infrastructure personnel, programmers, etc.) with the identification, declaration, and documentation of ports, protocols, and services requirements.
  • Ensures all AF IT cybersecurity-related documentation is current
  • Gather applicable updated network architecture and cybersecurity configuration artifacts
  • Review/update controls/POA&Ms and provide ATO to government for submittal
  • Review/update system security plan to government for annual approval process
  • Identify, track and manage required documents and provide to the government to allow the creation, revalidation and decertifying of TEMPEST package
  • Participate in internal and client project teams. Work to implement solution designs and/or processes.
  • Participate in management meetings, discussions, committees and special projects.
  • Apply knowledge of technology options, technology platforms, design techniques and approaches across NIPR/SIPR networks that meet the unit’s needs.
  • Will follow required guidelines provided in T.O 00-33A-1001 General Cyberspace Support Activities Management Procedures and Practice Requirements

Required Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA and 8 + years of related experience. Additional years of experience can substitute for a degree
  • Current TS/SCI with current Polygraph
  • IAM Level II or III Certification
  • 5+ years with security policies/procedures
  • 3+ years with systems security evaluations, audits and reviews
  • 3+ years of monitoring/tracking controlled access programs to ensure implementation and viability of appropriate systems security policies
  • Knowledge of Emissions Security (EMSEC) and Computer Security (COMPUSEC) programs; knowledge of the RMF program
  • Experience with IT certification and accreditation systems (eMASS/XACTA)
  • Maintains currency of required ADLS and/or INSCOM trainings

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience with using tickets in (REMEDY and CIPS)
  • Knowledge of DoD networks and DoD network limitations in an IT-related field
  • Experience with Air Force ISR units
  • CISSP certification

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance


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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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