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Job #: R-00050438
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Cybersecurity Planning Intern in Reston, VA.

The CIO Services Contingency Planning/Disaster Recovery Planning (CP/DRP) Intern will work with the CIO Services leadership and functional teams to ensure that DR capabilities will meet the Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).  The program is meant to handle all aspects of a DR program, from ensuring backup and off-site strategies adequately protect the company to implementation of leading edge capabilities such as data replication, cloud, and geo-redundant failover.

-Work with the CP/DRP team and other key stakeholders to increase the maturity level of the Disaster Recovery program for the Leidos enterprise.
-Maintain disaster recovery program strategy aligning services and portfolio components to the strategy.
-Coordinate IT resources that will be required to maintain an operational enterprise-wide DR program, and plans for the restoration of mission-critical business applications.
-Ensure that technology platforms have backup and off-site storage strategies in place to support program goals.
-Integration of disaster recovery and business continuity for efficient and effective recovery following an interruption in service caused by a prolonged system outage or declared disaster.
-Collaborate with Business Units and Service Line teams to identify and plan mitigation efforts, business continuity recovery strategies and necessary resources to execute continuity procedures. Ensure that resources, dependencies, risks and constraints are aggressively managed in a timely fashion.
-Collect and organize information about current systems to create an inventory of systems and application, with hardware, software, and network requirements, as well as inter-system dependencies clearly identified for DR purposes.
-Coordinate the implementation and reporting of recovery infrastructure and processes.
-Conduct DR operation review meetings with delivery and business key stakeholders.
-Ensuring that IT support applications, where appropriate, have a fully documented, and executable recovery plan that contains all of the required information, reflects current conditions from an IT infrastructure recovery standpoint, and is able to support the recovery objectives of the organization.  It DR Testing Planning & Execution.
-Coordinates and manages actual scenario-driven DR exercise as well as tabletop or simulated exercises with both business and technical staff.
-Actively manage and coordinate testing schedules, objectives, exercises, and post mortem reviews.
-Manage scope, identify and track milestones and budget across program and projects to ensure completion of program/project goals.
-Develop and provide direction and guidance to teams in developing appropriately structured and detailed program/project plans.

-Currently pursuing a BS degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, Business Administration, or equivalent education with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
-Ability to plan and organize tasks independently
-Exercise sound operational judgment
-Strong written and oral communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
-Ability to pose creative solutions to operational challenges
-Responsible, punctual, reliable, efficient, and flexible to changing priorities
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense environment smoothly
-Ability to elicit confidence and build positive rapport
-Quick learner, eager to further knowledge and skills
-Meticulous worker; attentive to quality and detail of work products
-Able and willing to work with co-workers, supervisors, and clients in a cooperative manner
-Committed to providing high quality work
-Sound judgement and business acumen to recommend new or modifications to existing controls, mitigations, or management processes to lower risks and increase organizational resiliency against the most likely and highest impact events.
-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
-Novice level expertise of the cyber security domain to include; governance and risk management, compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery, encryption, software development security, access control, network security / secure architecture, and security operations
-Understanding of National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, NIST special publications (SP) including, but not limited to, NIST SP 800-171, 800-53 current revision, and corresponding control families.
-U.S. Citizenship is required.

-In depth understanding of data center configuration management to include network and system components.
-Background and understanding of Cloud infrastructure and application services.
-Understanding of IT Systems Project Life Cycle methodologies.

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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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