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Job #: R-00065948
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Security
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for a Chief Security Officer (CSO) located in Reston, VA.

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is responsible for leading, managing and directing the activities of the Leidos Global Security Organization. The position is responsible for effectively mitigating security operational and regulatory risks while maintaining compliance with US and foreign government national security standards.  The CSO is the senior security officer for the corporation and the company Insider Threat Program Senior Official.

Scope of responsibility includes workplace and physical security, insider risk mitigation, counterintelligence and special investigations, classified system certification and inspections, classified work area accreditations, business continuity planning and crisis management operations, executive protection, personnel security clearance processing,  investigation of security violations, and security awareness and training.

The CSO will develop and implement global asset protection strategies consistent with corporate risk reduction priorities set in collaboration with other corporate executives. The CSO will also ensure a high degree of compliance consistent with regulatory, contractual and internal standards.  In doing so the CSO will ensure the Global Security Organization remains aligned with and responsive to the business needs of the corporation.  The CSO will also maintain a network of security, intelligence and law enforcement leaders in industry and government to facilitate execution of their responsibilities and resolve important matters external to the corporation.

•Develop and implement the Leidos global security strategy inclusive of security operational risk and industrial security risk reduction aligned with Leidos corporate needs
•Build and execute supporting material and non-material resourcing plans in support of the Leidos global security strategy
•Lead the ongoing transformation and professional development of the security workforce to promote the Leidos values of inclusion, collaboration, integrity, innovation, commitment and agility
•Lead the Leidos multi-functional business continuity planning process and serve as chair of the Leidos Crisis Management Team
•Leads the Leidos insider risk management program across the corporation, designing and overseeing effective insider risk mitigation objectives
•Co-chairs the Leidos Security Council with the Chief Information Security Officer and determines matters of governance and oversight necessary for review by the Leidos Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors
•Chairs the Leidos Security Clearance Committee  and determines optimization objectives for the utilization of cleared personnel to meet business needs
•Develops, promulgates and oversees Leidos security policy for all subordinate entities both inside and outside the Leidos global security organization
•Demonstrated success in leading a complex security organization inclusive of responsibilities and duties described above
•Advanced business knowledge, and executive management and leadership capabilities proved in dynamic risk based environments
•Requires a BA/BS and 15+ years of prior relevant experience, Master’s degree is preferred
•Requires an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

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COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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