Cyber Security Support, Lead - 32373 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/4/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.


Monitor, analyze, and detect Cyber events and incidents within information systems and networks under general supervision. Assist with integrated, dynamic Cyber defense, coordinate and maintain security toolsets to support organizations, continuous monitoring and ongoing authorization programs.

Develop security assessment plans for systems, including the objectives, scope, schedule, required documentation, possible risks, and other logistical items for security assessments; develops cloud service provider testing approach from security perspective. Provides validation of security control tests for cloud service provides; coordinating access to systems and approvals for scanning activities.

Conducts ad hoc testing on an as-needed basis to assist with development activities or vulnerability remediation. Reviews/tests system security controls (managerial, operational, and technical) to determine adequacy against federal requirements (e.g., NIST SP 800-53) and mission context.

Documents plans of action and milestones for corrective action following assessment activities and in response to identified vulnerabilities. Drafts security policies and procedures including the system security plan, and agency specific policies in accordance with NIST requirement. Routinely conducts risk assessments to quantify impacts of vulnerabilities.

In support of the Department of Navy, Chief Information Office provide senior Navy leadership with assistance in developing cybersecurity policy, support security posture oversight, and assist new work projects.

Review security safeguards to confirm that security requirements or deficiencies identified in policies, plans, doctrine, audits have been fully addressed.

Assist in development of the Department of Navy enterprise roadmap strategies and standards processes for cybersecurity programs.

Perform research, prepare, distribute, and maintain Department of Navy cybersecurity and risk management related instructions, guidance, plans, and standard operational procedures.


8 years of relevant experience

Bachelors Degree

US Citizenship



Security Clearance: None

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