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Senior Information Assurance Analyst (ISSO/ISSM) (Secret Clearance Required) - 27754 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Act as Information System Security Manager for NAVSEA client PMS 339T Division. Assist Navy Organization with Software and Information Technology (IT) efforts related to training system acquisition and Information Assurance (IA) accreditation.  This position will assist PMS 339 with all actions required to ensure systems achieve and maintain Authority to Operate (ATO).  Involved in the implementation of new security solutions, participation in the creation and or maintenance of policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures as well as conducting vulnerability audits and assessments.

Duties and Responsibilities               

Conduct Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and Certification and Accredidation (C&A) activities through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the DoD Information Assurance Certfication and Accredidation Process (DIACAP) for Defense Business Systems, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Platform Information Technology (PIT) ISs and networks within Navy Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Services (eMASS) or its successor, in accordance with current DoD, DON, and NAVSEA policies.

Conduct in-depth technical reviews of A&A and C&A documentation from NAVSEA Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field activities seeking authorization and/or accreditation from the Navy Authorizing Official (NAO) or the Functional Authorizing Official (FAO) in accordance with appropriate policies and procedures. Based on the technical reviews conducted, the contractor shall develop recommendations for correctives actions and/or courses of action. This includes, but is not limited to, recommendations on the following: validation test procedures, validation artifacts, validation plans and procedures, compliance status, validation tests, and validation results/repots and supporting documentation.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Assist Surface Warfare Training Systems (PMS 339), and liaison with SEA 21 and NAVSEA field activities in preparing their A&A and/or C&A documentation for submission to the NAO/FAO
  • Schedule and facilitate collaboration meetings between the Security Controls Assessor (SCA), NAVSEA Echelon II representatives, and appropriate program offices, Warfare Centers and Engineering Agents
  • Assist in executing Cyber Security Assistance Visits at various NAVSEA activities with focus on the A&A and C&A efforts of the activity being assisted. Trips are usually 3 to 5 days in duration and estimated to occur 6 to 8 times per year
  • Maintain the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository – Department of the Navy (DITPR-DON) database, used to record the present status of all NAVY IT systems. 
  • Assist the Cyber PM, Warfare centers and engineering agents in the implementation and execution of DOD and DON cyber directives and policy and directives and policies.
  • Provide reports as required such as, but not limited to, weekly metrics regarding A&A packages, risk metrics and data calls.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science or a related field plus five to seven years of directly related experience.  
  • Educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience and / or CISSP certification.
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) and ability to access security controls is required.
  • A base Information Assurance Certifications is required in one or all of the following; e.g., CISSP, CISM, CAP, or GSLC.
  • Proficiency with Navy Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes is required.
  • An active Secret Security Clearance Required for employment.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with Navy training systems and organizations a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
  • Ability to apply technical expertise, and may have knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Diversity Statement


Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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