The Test and Evaluation Organization of American Systems
currently has an opening for a Senior Engineer Analyst
in support of a program in Indian Head, MD to document
Department of Defense (DoD) CNDSPs tactics, techniques,
and procedures (TTP) used to effectively and efficiently
guide day-to- day operations and ensure an acceptable
level of performance by DoD CNDSPs defenders when facing
a capable cyberspace adversary. These TTPs will provide
the DoD with the ability to address a current gap
associated with the DoD CNDSP Program by formalizing and
documenting TTPs that provide a methodical, repeatable,
and verifiable framework and performance indicators to:
- Validate the abilities and capabilities of DoD CNDSPs
to guide their day-to-day operations.
- Validate how effective DoD CNDSPs are able to defend
and protect DoD subscribers' information networks and
information systems against a capable cyberspace threat.
Note* This is a temporary position with an expected end
date in October 2013 .
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as a Senior Cyber Test Engineer for this
DoD-sponsored program. Plans and performs engineering
research, analysis, and related assignments as part of a
team of military, civilian, and contracted analysts and
testers in the design and development of the project.
Works closely with Operations Research Systems Analysts
(ORSA), data managers, security personnel, financial
analysts, and communications engineers to develop test
concepts, feasibility studies, and data collection
requirements. Creates the implementation plan for the
military customer that addresses the project's
objectives, test concepts, and the end state methodology
for institutionalizing the program products. Performs
research and analysis on potential test systems and/or
exercise venues to ensure the project plan can be
accomplished. Offers risk reduction strategies, and risk
mitigation plans, and fully documents existing
processes, project enhancements, and test results.
Some travel may be required.
Bachelors Degree (Technical Discipline) and a minimum 14
years experience or a Masters Degree (Technical
Discipline) and a minimum of 9 years of general
experience.IAT II certifcation or higher as defined in
DoD 8570-01-M (Information Assurance Workforce
Improvement Program) is also required.
- Must be able to effectively operate in a demanding
team environment, have excellent communication skills,
strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a high
degree of demonstrated professionalism.
- Individual must be proficient with Microsoft Office
suite of software applications.
- Experience in IA and Cyberspace Security (DoD 8500
- Experience in Test & Evaluation (T&E) of Information
Assurance (IA) and Computer Network Defense (CND)
related to DoD Global Network Defense (GND) at all
Network Operations (NetOps) tiers.
- Experience in T&E and auditing IA and CND capabilities
for the DoD GIG (all Tier components); experience with
all phases of IA/CND assessments such as penetration,
vulnerability, security T&E, and operational
- CND data analysis experience to include analyzing Red
Attack/ Blue Defend actions, and associated data to
identify the optimal CND configurations and TTPs.
- Working knowledge of Red Team operations (penetration
- Knowledge and experience with DoD defense in depth
architectures and the CND system capabilities that
comprise that architecture.
- Understanding and experience with CNDSP functions and
- Working knowledge and experience using the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special
Publication 800-115 (Technical Guide to Information
Security Testing and Assessment) to assess the
performance of GND capabilities.
- Hands-on experience integrating IA and CND data
collection strategies for data collection at T&E events.
This includes developing forms, user input screens,
analysis methods, reports, and obtaining necessary
security approval and data collection staging at
- Experience and understanding of the complex NetOps
command and control relations and structures that
directs CNDSP operations.
- CISSP Certification is desired
- Knowledge and experience areas of Information
Assurance/Computer Network Defense (IA/CND) Test &
Evaluation (T&E) to include Department of Defense (DoD)
IA and Cyberspace Security (DoD 6500 Series) with
emphasis in the area of CNDSP (DoD 8530 series), DoD
Defense in Depth Architectures, and the CND system
capabilities that comprise that architecture.
- Knowledge and experience in testing, evaluating, and
auditing IA and CND (Global Network Defense)
capabilities of the DoD Global Information Grid with
emphasis on Tier II CNDSPs.
- Understanding of scheduling and accounting toolkits,
such as Microsoft Project and VISIO highly desired.
REQUIRED SECURITY CLEARANCE: Candidates must currently
possess a current TOP SECRET SCI security clearance, and
have a minimum of one year remaining before required
renewal of their SSBI.
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