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Job #: R-00061876-OTHLOC-6314
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Information Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Senior A&A Cyber Security Manager to support our Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) team in Ft. Meade, MD.  You must hold an active Top Secret Clearance to qualify. As a Senior A&A Cyber Security Manager, you will ensure appropriate operational security posture for the JRSS. You will also guide and advise on all matters involving the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Assessment and Authorizations (A&A) and day-to-day security of JRSS. You will work closely with government and Information Assurance (IA) Team to support Authorization to Operate (ATO) accreditation conditions and requirements.

This role will allow for remote work, however the person will need to be able to commute to Ft. Meade, MD and eventually be based onsite.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Lead a small team of Cyber Security Officer's network security reviews that include validation of DISA's Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG), network security policy, requirements and design.

-Manage and document A&A projects using Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) A&A workflow platform. 

-Advise, conduct and document risk assessments, development of System Security Plans (SSP), Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and security policies and procedures

-Guide the implementation of security controls, doctrine and policies. 

-Implement information assurance (IA) and security standards and procedures to identify, report and resolve security violations.

-Establish and satisfy IA and security requirements based upon user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands. 

-Integrate and implement computer system security solutions.  Analyze general IA related technical problems and support in solving these problems.

-Monitor the JRSS Stack for IAVA compliance and assess impact on DOD computer networks.

-Manage Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) to enable automated network vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, application vulnerability scanning, device configuration assessment, and network discovery.

-Manage McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (HBSS) to prevent, detect, track, report, and remediate malicious computer-related activities and incidents.

-Lead ATO Package submission through DISA EMASS.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or other comparable technical degree from an accredited college/university and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • Must possess excellent writing and communication skills; have the ability to develop documentation and management level presentations.

  • Candidate is expected to have technical knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: System Administration, network engineering, applications, and security operations.

  • Demonstrate potential and willingness to learn and adapt to rapid changes in technology.

  • Per contract requirements, must be a U.S. citizen with an active Secret clearance and an ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance.

  • Must possess DOD 8570 IAT Level II certification prior to start.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in performing risk assessment, IT audits, security planning, systems accreditation and policy development.

  • Experience complying with DoD regulations and preparing for responding to information security audits and questionnaires.

  • Understanding of related information technology (e.g. firewalls, VPN, virtualization, DLP, etc) and physical security assets.

  • Understanding of basic networking, routing and transport security technologies and architectures

  • Knowledge of domain structures, user authentication, data encryption, access audits and end-user security best practices.

  • Experience with UNIX/LINUX OS and any scripting language.

  • Experience working with IDS/IPS and processes. 

  • Experience Leading small teams. 


External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Information Assurance

Pay Range:

Pay Range $110,500.00 - $170,000.00 - $229,500.00

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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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