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Senior Cyber Policy Analyst


Cyber Security Analyst


Springfield, Virginia, United States


Leidos is seeking a Cybersecurity Policy Analyst/Subject Matter Expert to support the DHS Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, National Security Cyber Division, National Security Systems (NSS) Governance Branch.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Propose security policy enhancements, through gap analysis, in coverage and/or new capabilities that would further promote the Department’s national security posture.
  • Support the creation of government SOPs and playbooks for security guidance that support NSS policy (e.g. incident response, scorecards, stakeholder training)
  • Perform DHS National Security Exception (NSE) reviews and analyses in support of DHS Section 508 compliance, as required.
  • Document any changes and recommend any future updates architecture and design documents by staying abreast to trending and technological advancements
  • Develop procedures for the continuous monitoring of devices accessing DHS networks that are outside the scope of current manual and automated capabilities to ensure visibility of all systems.
  • Review trends and advancements in technology (ex. Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing) and create white papers, as requested.
  • Develop draft guidance and policy surrounding the implementation virtual and cloud environments.
  • Develop and inventory scripts and queries to organize, extract, and present data in support of architectural role.
  • Provide architecture subject matter advisement to the Government including, but not limited to, cybersecurity security and engineering principles and design and implementation of National Security Manager guidance
  • Analyze continuous monitoring, configuration management, vulnerability management, asset management, software management and self-reported data to identify trends and anomalies cybersecurity performance and mitigation of risks.
  • Develop Security Impact Analysis (SIA) reports, as a result of analysis under the security architecture role
  • Support any internal and external audits of the DHS NSS environment
  • Create presentation/briefs relating the security architecture, as required
  • Document and address information security, cybersecurity architecture, and systems security engineering requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • 8 - 12 years of overall experience
  • Shall have 7 or more years of experience in policy interpretation and development.
  • Shall have 3 or more years of experience in development and analysis of metrics.
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University (4 years experience in lieu of degree) and/or one of the following certifications:
    • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience drafting IT, cybersecurity, or related policy documentation using federal government, particularly DHS, official document requirements and style guides.
  • Experience in planning and implementation of Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) within the Federal sector

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.