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Senior Technical and Program Advisor – Cyber (NA-122.3)


Program Manager


Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Programs within the NA-122/Office of Stockpile Sustainment (e.g., Ballistic Missile Weapons/NA-122.2 and Air-Delivered Weapons/NA-122.3) have an immediate need for a full-time Senior Technical and Program Advisor – Cyber. This individual will provide technical, program and project management support to the NA-122 FPMs, as well as liaison with other Defense Programs (DP), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Department of Defense (DoD) organizations associated with the cyber surety related responsibilities. The work performed is extensive in scope and requires an experienced individual with demonstrated technical and program/project management expertise, ability to work in a highly dynamic environment, and interface with broad range of federal, military senior staff and leadership.

This is a full-time contractor-support position located on-site at the NNSA offices in Albuquerque, NM; however, some telework might be allowed.

Roles/responsibilities include:

  • Implementing processes and procedures for specific weapons programs that ensure compliance with NNSA SD 452.1A

  • Interfacing with the (NA121-4) to ensure that appropriate levels of information security are integrated into the DP architecture and weapon systems development lifecycle

  • Appropriately tailoring the NWCSP for specific weapon systems in a manner that meets the intent of NNSA SD 452.1A

  • Identifying cyber security requirements in analysis, design, acquisition, testing, installation, operation, upgrade, or replacement of assigned systems

  • Formulating draft elements of budget, working with the federal program management office to execute activities on schedule and within budget

  • Ensuring that cyber security requirements are implemented in M&O contracts.

  • Monitoring M&O compliance with cyber security requirements

  • Implements functions of the Information Security Owner (ISO) for the Federal program manager and reports on progress

  • On behalf of the FPM, interfacing with Department of Defense (DoD) to provide coordination and ensure that cyberspace surety principles are adequately implemented in operational use.

  • Writing and implementing plans to ensure that cyberspace surety requirements are completely addressed throughout the lifecycle of the system.

  • Act as subject matter expert on establishment and execution of cyber policies and procedures through familiarity with identified knowledge requirements above.

  • Work with NNSA NA-122 team, the NA-125 team, the NA-121 management, M&O contractors, and other stakeholders to examine statutory requirements, refine policy, staff and obtain approval, execute requirements, and monitor compliance across the NNSA Nuclear Security Enterprise.

  • Work with senior client managers to identify challenges and craft solutions. Use the principles of inherently federal functions and professional services to ensure that clients receive high-value products and services with minimal risk of inappropriate contractor-client interactions or the perception of in-propriety.

  • Take on Special Projects - Identify and implement new initiatives with key stakeholders to develop, champion, and launch new initiatives.

  • Manage Projects - Take ownership of projects/ programs from cradle to grave: business case, scope, cost, schedule, action cycles, risks, issues, decisions, interdependencies and milestones.

Required Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s (or equivalent) and12+ years of experience with significant industry experience in Cyber as applied to Aerospace/defense/nuclear weapons.

  • Excellent written and communications skills

  • Expert level user in Microsoft Office Suite

Requires an active DOE Q clearance or DoD Top Secret Security Clearance

Desired Experience/Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: Cyber Security, Math/Statistics, Engineering, or computer science.

  • Knowledge of USAF or USN nuclear weapons operations and systems a plus

  • Knowledge of activities completed by functions such as Authorizing Official (AO), AO Designated Representative, Security Control Assessor (SCA), SCA Representative, Information System Security Manager (ISSM), Information System Security Engineer (ISSE), or Information System Security Officer (ISSO experience for a minimum of six years

  • Ability to apply CNSSI 1253 security controls to weapon systems

  • Ability to apply NIST SP 800-series risk management to weapon systems

  • Knowledgeable of the following Acts, Directives, Orders, Policies, etc.:

- Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) 44 U.S.C. § 3541 as amended.

- Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Policies and Instructions

- NIST Special Publication 800-series

- Risk management framework (RMF) process for cybersecurity compliance

- National Security Directive 42

- Executive Order 13231

- Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Policies and Instructions

- NIST Special Publication 800-series

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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.