Information Assurance (IA) Analysts
PSI Pax 2 reviews - Patuxent River, MD

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PSI Pax is currently recruiting for Information Assurance (IA) Analysts of all levels to support our government customer in Patuxent River, MD.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

The IA Analyst will be required to stay current on DoD and DoN policy related to IA, acquisition and Computer Network Defense. He/She will be required to:
  • Support Program Managers, Project and Application leads across NAVAIR/NAWCAD in ensuring the required C&A documentation is prepared, reviewed, and maintained in accordance with DoD/Navy/FISMA guidance
  • Provide IA support to RDT&E systems and networks across the NAVAIR/NAWCAD community
  • Ensure Risk Management is provided throughout the life cycle of the systems and networks
  • Review and/or prepare and sustain Information System security certification and accreditation support documentation (e.g., DIP, Scorecard, SIP, system architecture diagrams, document external and internal interfaces and data flows, accreditation boundaries, ensure DADMS/FAM approved applications are used, systems are configured per DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs), ensure POA&Ms are updated, contingency plans are developed and tested, incident response plans are developed, ensure Sustainment and Supportability, etc.)
  • Provide technical capability to identify security-related solutions with both current and planned systems
  • Coordinate C&A and other IA-related efforts for assigned systems with IAOs, System Administrators, and the NAWCAD Business Unit Validator
  • Process and follow-up on/maintain compliance with DIACAP packages and other IA-related tools
  • Understand Firewall Policy and requirements with implementation
  • Conduct and comprehend vulnerability scans and assist system administrators and IAOs with developing mitigation strategies
  • Triage all incoming security packages (e.g. check for accuracy, validation of content and prioritization)
  • Develop and maintain metrics
  • Maintain a “SWP/SOP/Desk Guide” for all assigned duties
Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to analyze customer requirements for security issues and drafting/making recommendations for accreditation support
  • Ability to educate, communicate, and facilitate lab personnel with respect to meeting their IA controls
  • An understanding of FISMA compliance requirements and IA requirements for the RDT&E community and operational community as required
  • Experience supporting the C&A of DoD/Navy systems with Cross Domain Solutions, Platform IT, and DISN circuits are desired
  • Travel to NAVAIR and Industry sites as needed
  • Considerable amount of experience developing, reviewing and analyzing DIACAP packages in accordance with the DoD/Navy accreditation process
  • Experienced with reviewing security architecture and design diagrams detailing ports, protocols, etc. for Navy RDT&E labs
  • Ability to analyze and review the results of network and system vulnerability scans
  • Ability to evaluate, investigate, test and validate IA controls per the DIACAP Knowledge Service to ensure they are implemented correctly and are effective in their application
  • Experience using DoD hardening and scanning tools such as the DISA Gold Disk, Security Readiness Reviews, Retina, Hercules, Nessus, etc.,
  • Team player and ability to formally train/brief program managers, project leads, application managers, system administrators and IA Officers on Information Assurance, Certification and Accreditation and methods for securing their systems and networks
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask in a stressful environment while adhering to last minute deadlines
  • Hands on, C&A experience with Navy and/or DoD programs in order to draft accreditation support documentation such as DIACAP packages, etc., to include requirements traceability matrices, contingency plans, security standard operating procedures, security test and evaluation plans, and residual risk assessments
  • Attend collaboration meetings and be able to review and comment on local security policies and procedures; coordinate security implementation issues with the appropriate Government officials and/or prime contractors; and support technical security testing
  • Effective organization skills to track accreditation status of assigned systems and networks
Education Requirements:
  • Junior Level: Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience OR High School Diploma/GED with 4 years of experience
  • Mid-Level: Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience OR High School Diploma/GED with 8 years of experience
  • Senior Level: Bachelor’s degree with 7 years of experience OR High School Diploma/GED with 11 years of experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • In-depth understanding of an IT/IM technical environment highly desired
  • Experience performing tasking in the operations systems discipline strongly preferred
  • Possession of an approved DoD 8570 Compliant IA cert at the IAM II level (required within 6 months of hire)
In addition, U.S Citizenship is required . Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a DoD government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation to include but not limited to criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.

PSI Pax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.

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