Website Closedloop Communications

All candidates must have (minimally) a Top-Secret clearance with SCI eligibility. 

(Preference:  TS/SCI with a Full Scope Polygraph)


Perform, or review, technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) standards and regulations, and recommend mitigation strategies.

Validates and verify system security requirements definitions and analysis and establishes system security designs.

Designs, develops, implements and/or integrates IA and security systems and system components including those for networking, computing, and enclave environments to include those with multiple enclaves and with differing data protection/classification requirements.

Builds IA into systems deployed to operational environments.

Assist architects and systems developers in the identification and implementation of appropriate information security functionality to ensure uniform application of Agency security policy and enterprise solutions.

Supports the building of security architectures.

Enforce the design and implementation of trusted relations among external systems and architectures.

Assesses and mitigates system security threats/risks throughout the program lifecycle.

Contributes to the security planning assessment, risk analysis, risk management, certification and awareness activities for system and networking operations.

Reviews certification and accreditation (C&A) documentation, providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content.

Applies system security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification; authentication; and authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control) and security testing.

Support security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) & DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) process, and prescribed NSA/CSS business processes for security engineering.

Required capabilities:

Advocate and recommend system-level solutions to resolve security requirements. Monitors and suggests improvement to IA policy

Interact with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives

Provide the Government assistance to ensure that the architecture and design of information systems are functional and secure, including program of record systems and special purpose environments with platform IT interconnectivity

Provide expert guidance in work product evaluation to one or more security engineers that support Engineering teams for the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments


20 years’ experience as an ISSE on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required.

DoD 8570 compliance with IASAE Level 3 is required.

Both Information System Security Engineering Professional ISSEP and CISSP certifications are required

A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security Systems Engineering, or related discipline may be substituted for two years of experience, reducing the requirement to 18 years of experience.  Four years of additional ISSE experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


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