Information Assurance Analyst
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Leidos is seeking a Sr. Information Assurance (IA) Analyst to join our Defense Enclave Services (DES) team at Ft. Meade, MD.
The selected candidate shall perform (or review) technical security assessments of computing environments to identify points of vulnerability, non-compliance with established Information Assurance (IA) guidelines and regulations and recommend mitigation strategies. In this role, the candidate will ensure that the environments in which DoD information systems reside are secure and compliant, develop approaches to secure the environment, assess threats to the environment, provide inputs on the adequacy of security designs and architectures, perform RMF related activities, and participate in risk assessment during the certification and accreditation process.
•Must hold an active Secret security clearance. (US Citizenship required)
•Evaluate, develop and/or implement information assurance guidelines and procedures as required.
•Recommend security solution mitigations and enhancements supporting information assurance guidelines and customer requirements.
•Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.
•Conduct IT security site surveys.
•Support Authorizing Official (AO) actions by developing and delivering accreditation packages with supporting documents and artifacts in accordance with RMF as defined in NIST 800-37 revision 2 and related agency specific RMF requirements.
•Provide input into an Audit and Accountability Plan containing methods, procedures, and planned reviews for the continuing accreditation and authorization against AU (Audit and Accountability) family controls per NIST SP 800-53 guidance.
•Provide input and implements an organizational access control policy and plan in compliance with risk-levels defined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53, rev 4, Access Control family of controls to include auditing annually, at a minimum.
•Develop processes and procedures for evaluating and documenting information system security vulnerabilities IAW DoD Instruction (DoDI) 8510.01 (RMF for DoD IT)
•Ensure that all information systems meet or exceed compliance requirements.
•Identify, report, and resolve security violations.
•Establish and satisfy information assurance and security requirements based upon the analysis of user, policy, regulatory, and resource demands.
•Perform various types of vulnerability and assessment scans with multiple tools.
•Experience using eMASS and/or Xacta.
•Mentor team members.
•Monitor and review the regular updates/upgrades to equipment and procedures to maintain pace with IA requirements and business needs.
•Identify overall security requirements for the proper handling of Government data.
•Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•Prior relevant experience working with RMF, serving in an ISSO, ISSO support, SCA representative, or similar role.
•Current DoD 8570 IAT II Certification is required. (Sec+.)
•Have experience performing various types of vulnerability and assessment scans with multiple tools.
•Have experience using eMASS and/or Xacta.
•Solid understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
•Understanding of hardware and software engineering best practices.
•Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
•Must meet eligibility requirements for work assignment on specified contract.
•Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.
•Ability to identify needed changes to processes and activities and help to implement continuous improvement solutions.
•Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and/or Certified Accreditation Professional (CAP).
•Ability to work successfully as part of a virtual team.
External Referral Eligible
Pay Range:Pay Range $97,500.00 - $176,250.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.