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Vice President, Information Assurance


Area Vice President


Reston, Virginia, United States


Leidos has an exciting opportunity as part of the Corporate Information Security Office leading our Cybersecurity Information Assurance team whose functions include: global information assurance strategy for business execution and growth, classified information technology management and administration, Risk Management Framework (RMF) compliance, policy/procedures and governance for classified systems and data (including common control baselines and reusable artifacts for classified systems Authority to Operate (ATO) reviews/approvals), risk assessments for classified processing, classified data spillage remediation, classified systems configuration and patch management, support contract capture activities including effective use of the basis of estimate tooling for required information assurance activities, and collaboration and planning efforts with business area leaders.

Primary Responsibilities

Develop and implement the information assurance complex global strategy for business execution and growth. Lead a growing team of over 140 professionals across the globe that perform on our classified programs. Build a high-performing leadership team that fosters talent development and performance excellence for Leidos information assurance personnel supporting our classified programs across the enterprise. Cultivate positive and effective relationships with sector leadership, suppliers, industry partners, and key customers. Anticipate and influence industry and customer-required risk management best practices, methodologies, and frameworks to assist with the authorization and reauthorization of classified systems and environments. Conduct quantitative and qualitative risk assessments and analyze risk tools, processes, lexicons, and other resources to enable decision making and aid in risk mitigation that could impact the business performance objectives. Guide the development of a risk framework and risk matrix to assist with assessing the organization’s risk appetite and performance and ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Develop and evaluate measures and metrics to inform risk processes, policies, performance, and standards. Deliver operational excellence through process improvements, value realization and cost optimization, adaptable resource allocation, and agree-upon customer outcomes. Develop the information assurance talent; focusing on culture, collaboration, skills, required training/certifications, ethical behavior and practices, and program deliverables. Develop papers, presentations, and decision briefs for the CISO, key stakeholders, and executive leadership. Partner with the BD/CIS/CIO functional senior leaders as well as Corporate and Group leadership to influence, operationalize, and continuously improve the Information Assurance policies, procedures, and risk profile. Develop and successfully execute on merger and acquisition strategies related to classified operations to enhance the portfolio of services and capabilities that the Leidos programs need to be successful. Leverages deep understanding of critical classified requirements and capabilities to deliver mission outcomes for our complex set of classified programs across our diverse contracts in defense, intelligence, and federal civilian business areas.

Basic Qualifications

Typically requires a BA/BS or equivalent experience and 15+ years prior relevant experience or Masters with 13+ years prior relevant experience. Generally has 12+ years experience supervising or leading teams or projects.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with change management
  • Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)
  • Information security experience as a DoD and/or Intelligence Community employee or contractor.
  • Experience with Hybrid, SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS cloud-based information risk and data protection; especially in a classified cloud environment.
  • Led a diverse and capable cybersecurity and/or information assurance team identifying and remediating cyber threats, governing, and safeguarding national security systems.
  • Actively engaged in related industry forums and peer communities.
  • Directly supported business development and growth.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $207,200.00 - $333,000.00

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.