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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)


Chief Information Officer


Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Leidos Health Mission Solutions is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), contingent upon contract award, on a large network services opportunity supporting the National Institute of Health (NIH) in the Bethesda, MD area.

Candidate MUST be local to the DC Metro area for onsite work and be a US Citizen or US Person with the ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.


  • Serve as the lead for all program Security Assessment and Authorization (SA&A) activities

  • Lead the evaluation of security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing protected and sensitive information

  • Coordinate with the security section manager for information system security software, hardware, and firmware updates

  • Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies

  • Provide support for maintaining the appropriate operational information assurance (IA) posture for the system

  • Develop and update the system security plan and other SA&A documentation

  • Assist with assessment, development and implementation of programs and controls set in place to preserve the integrity and security of sensitive data and information stored and processed by various network systems

  • Represent the program at regularly scheduled CIT governance review board meetings

  • Assist with cybersecurity defense and unauthorized access to information systems

  • Maintain incident response playbooks and serve as the program point of contact for security incidents

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or other related discipline

  • Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification

  • Seven (7) years of experience as an ISSO, including experience maintaining System Security Plans (SSPs) and performing SA&A compliance activities

  • Deep technical understanding of core current cybersecurity technologies as well as emerging capabilities

  • Possess the knowledge of security best practices, security solutions, and methodologies for risk management per NIST Cybersecurity Framework guidelines

  • Demonstrated experience working in large Federal agency, preferably in HHS

Desired Qualifications:

  • ISSO experience supporting a large enterprise network system

  • Experience providing information security support for hybrid cloud solutions

  • ITIL 4 Foundation certification

  • Experience with systems employing Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls


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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.