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Job #: R-00048698
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense team is seeking a Authorization Analyst to join our team in Waples Mill, VA. Clearance:  You must hold and maintain an active U.S. DOD Secret Clearance to qualify for this position.  U.S. Citizenship is required.

Location: Telework is available from locations local to Waples Mill, VA. You must be able to report to the office, periodically, as required.

Primary Responsibilities     

•    Ensure appropriate operational security posture is maintained.
•    Implement and enforce all Air Force cybersecurity policies, procedures, and countermeasures.
•    Ensure software, hardware, and firmware complies with appropriate security configuration guidelines (e.g., Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)/Security Requirement Guides (SRGs)).
•    Ensure proper configuration management procedures are followed prior to implementation and contingent upon necessary approval.
•    Coordinate changes or modifications with the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and/or the Security Control Assessor (SCA).
•    Initiate exceptions, deviations, or waivers to cybersecurity requirements.
•    Implement and enforce all DoD cybersecurity policies and procedures, as defined by cybersecurity-related documentation.
•    Ensure all users have requisite security clearances and access authorization.
•    Initiate protective or corrective measures when a cybersecurity incident or vulnerability is discovered and ensure a process is in place for authorized users to report all cybersecurity-related events and potential threats and vulnerabilities.
•    Ensure all DoD cybersecurity-related documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals.
•    Implement the Risk Management Framework (RMF) across multiple programs in accordance with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Air Force policy and directives.
•    Develop artifacts and supporting evidence to satisfy all applicable RMF Controls and corresponding Control Correlation Identifiers (CCI’s).
•    Develop and/or update the Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to document all known vulnerabilities to correct or mitigate risks.
•    Manage system accreditation packages and ATO’s using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
•    Create Security Test Plans to validate the implementation of system security requirements.
•    Develop, implement, and monitor an Information System Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Capability

Required Qualifications 
•    Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math).    
•    15 years or more of general experience, with at least 10 years directly related experience. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
•    Must hold a an active, in-scope US Government issued Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility.
•    Must hold current IAM Level II Certification (CAP, CASP CE, CISM, CISSP, GSLC).
•    Possess functional knowledge of DoD and Air Force cybersecurity policies, procedures, and countermeasures.
•    Demonstrate knowledge of US Government security regulations and methodologies, FISMA, FedRAMP, and NIST special publications.
•    Possess experience creating DOD RMF packages and associated work products and managing them through the program life cycle.
•    Demonstrate familiarity with eMASS and associated workflows.

Preferred Qualifications     
•    IAM Level III Certification (CISM, CISSP, GSLC).
•    Familiarity with coalition and multi-national information sharing systems, policies, and environments.
•    Experience with the National Cross Domain Strategy Office (NCDSMO) authorization process.
•    Familiar with Agile development processes


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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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