Certification & Accreditation SME
General Dynamics - IT - Washington, DC

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As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 24,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

General Dynamics IT has an opening for a Certification & Accreditation SME in Washington, DC.

  • Providing Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) guidance.
  • Facilitating initial briefings and subsequent meetings of the C&A core team.
  • Coordinating the completion of a BIA for each information resource.
  • Working with the Privacy Office on privacy-related requirements.
  • Recommending security requirements to executive sponsors and portfolio managers during the BIA process based on generally accepted industry practices, the operating environment [e.g., hosted in the de-militarized zone (DMZ)], and the risks associated with the information resource.
  • Providing guidance on how information resources are vulnerable to threats, what controls and countermeasures may be appropriate, and the C&A process.
  • Reviewing and evaluating C&A documentation, including the BIA, Risk Assessment, Security Plan, Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) plan and report, and independent reviews of the information resource.
  • Preparing the C&A Evaluation Report.
  • Escalating security concerns or forwarding the C&A Evaluation Report and supporting C&A documentation package to the certifier.
  • Work with the ISSO to complete C&A artifacts and sending the other required artifacts (e.g., TAD and security specifications for procurements) to the ISSO.
1. Bachelors Degree in a related discipline.

2. Masters Degree preferred.

Required experience and qualifications:
13+ years relevant experience demonstrated expertise in proposed discipline.

Knowledge and experience with managing Payment Card Industry (PCI) applications through the C&A process

Experience with a wide variety of NIST Special Publications

Experience with a wide variety of NIST FIPS Publications 10

Government and industry best practices

Assessment of sensitivity and criticality

Configuration and change control

Risk assessment methodology

Business continuity management

Software security

Ongoing testing of controls

Incident management



Defense in depth

Highly desirable experience:
A thorough understanding of the USPS Technology Solution Lifecycle Process (TSLC) and Information Resource Security Certification and Accreditation (C&A) processes.

Managed the end-to-end C&A process for USPS Business Applications and Infrastructure Systems

Secure software development

Security code review standards

Hardware security

Network security

Perimeter protection

Connectivity management

Remote access management

Secure enclaves

Virus and malicious code protection

Intrusion detection and prevention

Penetration testing

Vulnerability scans and audit


Highly desirable to hold one or more of the following credentials:

Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)

Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

Successful candidate must be able to obtain and retain a USPS security clearance. Candidate must be authorized to work in the US and a resident of the US for the previous 5 years with no longer than a 90 day absence.

Additional Information


Security Clearance Level
Background Check

Security Clearance Basis

Security Clearance Polygraph

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Job Function
Program Management

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