ISSO (NCI: Information Security Analyst, Senior)
NCI Information Systems, Inc. - Annapolis Junction, MD

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NCI: As the Information Security Analyst (ISSO) you will perform vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation. Prepare and review documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs). Support security authorization activities in compliance with MD Agency/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Highlights of Responsibilities:
Provide support to senior ISSOs for implementing and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
Provide CM for information system security software, hardware, and firmware
Assist with preparation and maintenance of documentation
Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs , network switches, etc. to include system upgrades
Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information
Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies
Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed
Provides support to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) for maintaining the appropriate operational IA posture for a system, program, or enclave
Develop and maintains documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies
Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation
Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware
Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system
Develop system security policy and ensure compliance
Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS)
Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies
Manage and control changes to the system and assess the security impact of those changes
Obtain C&A for ISs under their purview
Provide support for a program, organization, or enclave's information assurance program
Serve as the Approval Authority for ISs under their control Interact with customers, IT staff, and high-level corporate officers to define and achieve required IA objectives
Provide daily oversight and direction to contractor ISSOs Serve as an ISSM

Two (2) years of experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.
Bachelor of Science (BS) from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related field may be substituted for the required years of experience.
DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Technical (IAT), Level I or higher.
TS/SCI Polygraph clearance required.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Five (5) to fifteen (15) years of experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity to include experience in one (1) to three (3) of the following areas:

knowledge of current security tools,
hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols;
and encryption techniques/tools.
BS from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or related field may be substituted for four (4) years of experience.
DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or higher

At NCI, we’re more than just a paycheck…

We offer significant opportunity for growth at NCI – Adding more and more employees and company locations nationwide, we continue to seek top talent to ensure our path of innovation, growth and unmatched customer experience. We reward our employees with competitive compensation, flexible time off, retirement plan with company match and much more…

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION PROGRAMS - NCI offers three medical plan options to meet the personal health needs and budgets of our full-time employees and their families. All plans provide our employees and their eligible dependents with major medical and prescription drug coverage. The dental plan provides coverage options so as to ensure our full-time employees and their eligible dependents are able to follow a regularly scheduled program of dental care with their providers of choice. A vision maintenance plan offers a cost-savings option for our full-time employees and their families in need of comprehensive annual eye exams, prescription glasses, and contact lenses.

STOCK & WEALTH - NCI’s 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan with New York Life Investment Management is eligible to all full-time and regular part-time employees. Employees may elect to have contributions invested in any of the 15 different investment funds, five retirement-date-based funds, or three different portfolio options available under the plan. The company matching contribution is equal to 50% of employee elected pre-tax contributions up to 6% of eligible pay, subject to the IRS maximum.

LIFE INSURANCE - NCI provides company paid Basic Life/ AD&D Insurance Coverage. The basic coverage benefit is equal to one times (1X) an employee's annual base salary. Employees may also opt for a generous flat rate insurance coverage. For coverage above the company-provided limits, employees may purchase supplemental insurance coverage for themselves and their family members.

WORK/LIFE BALANCE - All employees are eligible for additional programs including Paid Time Off (PTO).


  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees and their immediate family
  • Health Club Reimbursement through NCI’s Wellness Program
It is your turn… Choose your career path and become part of the NCI team where you will be valued for your unique skills and capabilities and where you will be rewarded for key contributions to NCI and our customers.

Make the commitment and take the next step towards joining the NCI Team. Our application process will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

If you do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position, please review our current openings now and in the future. Thank you for your interest in NCI!

It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

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