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  • ID: 474578
  • Posted: 11/18/2020
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Category: Pro - Professional
  • Job Type: Temp to Direct
  • Duration: 6 - 9 Months

Description

Acara solutions is looking for Cyber Security SME for our Client located in Washington, DC
  • The Surface Ship Readiness and Sustainment Office, leads and manages a comprehensive portfolio of programs that provide surface ships with the highest level of operational readiness and sustain ships at peak capability through their service life. 
  • The Prorams primary functions relate to readiness, sustainment, and lifecycle management.
  • This Program assesses ships and systems, acts upon fleet readiness issues, and supports the surface fleet with programmatic, logistical, technical, and engineering services and products.
  • In this position, you will act as Information System Security Manager for our client. 
  • Assist Navy Organization with Software and Information Technology (IT) efforts related to training system acquisition and Information Assurance (IA) accreditation.
  • This position will assist 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.
  • Conduct Assessment and Authorization (A&A) and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) activities through the Risk Management Framework (RMF) 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 the Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and field activities seeking authorization and 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 corrective actions and courses of action. 
  • This includes, but is not limited to, recommendations on the following: validating test procedures, validating artifacts, validating plans and procedures, compliance status, validating tests, and validating results/repots and supporting documentation.
  • Assist Surface Ship Readiness and liaison the Program field activities in preparing their A&A and C&A documentation for submission to the NAO/FAOSchedule and facilitate collaboration meetings.
  • Assist in executing Cyber Security Assistance Visits at various 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.
 
Job Requirements

 
Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor"s degree in Information Assurance or Computer Science 
  • Minimum of 8 years" experience in Cyber Security SME
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) and ability to assess security controls is required.
  • A base Information Assurance Certification 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.
  • Experience with Navy training systems and organizations.
  • 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
Additional Information:
  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron?s strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.
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