Information Assurance Specialist with Security Clearance
Integrated Communication Solutions, Inc - Washington, DC

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The contractor shall provide staff resources to perform information assurance activities to support the advancement of the Department's IT security program and related IT program areas. These resources must have a working mastery of the ongoing authorization software application and will be responsible for ensuring that Components understand and comply with the Department's IT security requirements. Additionally, these resources will interface regularly with the Components and would need to achieve full understanding of the Component's mission and security posture within 30 days of assignment. These resources, irrespective of role types, are directly responsible for ensuring that the Department/ITSS has a positive and productive working relationship with the Components and/or external Departments and Agencies (D/As) as applicable.These resources are responsible for knowing all applicable federal mandates, how and where these mandates tie into Department orders, policies, instructions, standards, handbooks and guides, and the impact of the security requirements on Component systems and mission. These resources are responsible for overseeing Component IT security activities and compliance, and providing hands-on assistance as appropriate to ensure Component success. Additionally, these resources may be directly involved in supporting Components in various audit activities and would be directly accountable for ensuring a clean audit outcome. Contractor support activities include, but are not limited to:
Establishing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships between ITSS and Components.
Supporting preparation activities for and the meeting of internal IT governance groups including the Department CIO Council.
Supporting preparation activities for and the meeting of Federal CIO Council (FCIO) committees such as the Information Security and Identity Management Committee (ISIMC) and its various working groups.
Supporting and assessing individual IT commodity areas (e.g., email, telecommunications, and mobility) in the Department and at the Components to:
o Identify and gain efficiencies (including supporting cost/benefit and return on investment (ROI) analyses)
o Ensure proper governance
o Ensure investment alignment with the Department IT Architecture and Security Architecture
Possessing a mastery level understanding of the following federal requirements, performing comprehensive reviews and providing constructive comments on translating federal requirements into Department policies and requirements:
o Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)
o OMB circulars and memoranda (e.g., A-130)
o Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) publications
o National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) special publications
o Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) policies, directives, instructions, memoranda
o Federal Information Security Memorandums (FISMs)
o Others as they arise
Possessing a mastery level understanding of the following Department policy and instruction documents, performing comprehensive reviews and providing constructive comments on improving the documents:
o Order 2640.2x
o IT Security Standard
o Program Management Plan (PMP)
o Risk Management Guide
o Security Assessment and Authorization Handbook
o Plan of Action and Milestone (POAandM) Management Guide
o Incident Response Plan (IRP)
o Information System Contingency Planning (ISCP) Guide
o Ongoing authorization software application User Guide

Education / Experience:
BA/BS + 2-5 years technical experience in Information Security field