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Job #: R-00042980
Location: Aiken, SC
Category: Cyber Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: DOE Q
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is a leader in the integration and application of information technology, engineering, and science to solve our customers' most demanding challenges.  We deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success.  We are seeking a CISO for our Washington, DC or Aiken, SC locations, contingent upon award.  The CISO will be responsible for managing operations and infrastructure as described below for a large federal program.

Basic CISO functions involve staffing and managing a 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), ISSO team and security engineers.  Must have experience running a security team at an enterprise level with proven ability to successfully acquire authorize to operate (ATOs) with various National Security Systems (NSS).  The CISO will have both a technical understanding of security technologies and Governmental security policies stemming from NIST 800-53 Rev 4 policies along with understanding how to deploy security controls to all aspects of a DOE environment.  The CISO candidate will also understand fundamental SOC frameworks such as the Cyber Kill Chain, Mitre’s ATT&CK and how a SOC team can apply these concepts operationally.  The CISO must stay abreast of the latest security trends and tools such as SEIM, IDS, IPS, DevSecOps, Zero Trust Architecture, Insider Threats, Cloud providers.


The CISO will:

  • Coordinate, integrate, train and enforce all aspects of the site’s information security program focused on cybersecurity, National Security Systems, and the Enterprise Security Operations Center

  • Oversee and ensure Cyber requirements are integrated into all site-wide information technology acquisitions

  • Represent SRS in internal forums, and inter-organizational and governmental forums

  • Provide a full range of strategic management and leadership skills to present ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels

  • Provide oversight for cybersecurity related incidents within the organization and its government and contract partners that are processing and/or holding sensitive data

  • Work in partnership with other managers in the development, implementation and operation of a Security Operations Center (SOC) 

  • Maintain timely and effective communication with stakeholders to resolve cyber security issues (to include development and maintenance of employee cyber security training)

  • Plan, prioritize, and coordinate assignments of cyber staff to projects

  • Propose and provide input into architecture efforts that can be implemented to enhance detection, analysis, containment and response

  • Manage compliance activities to support the contractor assurance program (i.e. patching and mitigation actions to resolve vulnerability scans)

  • Establish cyber metrics to gauge program effectiveness and perform internal audits and assessments 

  • Establish policies and procedures to ensure appropriate cyber controls and monitoring are in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information

  • Support the CIO and other cyber security personnel to ensure implementation of the cyber security program remains in compliance with DOE and NIST requirements

  • Work cooperatively with external parties to help improve the SRS cyber program and security capabilities 

  • Plan, prepare, and devise work plans that ensure cyber efforts are conducted within approved budget and schedule parameters while implementing project management processes 

  • Monitor performance, ensure performance standards remain high, and document that risk management goals are accomplished 

  • Maintain a strong understanding of mission needs and use cases so that risk management and cyber operations activities effectively support the SRS mission and program direction while managing risk in a balanced manner 

  • Support responsibility for coordination of external cyber security audits and assessments 

  • Ensures all systems have an approved Authority to Operate (ATO) from NPO 

  • Ability to be on-site, at SRS, Monday-Friday during core business hours to support operational and management activities for cyber security

  • Job may require on call support in the event of an operational or cyber security incident

Must be able to travel to off-site locations to support DOE requirements

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 10- 12 years' relevant experience. Demonstrated experience as a senior leader supporting a cybersecurity program is required. Must have and maintain any of the following Certifications: CISSP, CISM, OSCP, CISO.

Must possess an active DOE Q or TS/SCI clearance.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Cyber Management


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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