IBM Information Assurance (IA) Compliance Officer / ISSO in ROCKET CENTER, West Virginia

Job Description

IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries.

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As an Information Assurance (IA) Compliance Officer your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Interface with external customers to understand contract requirements and define IA related requirements, tasking, and costs in order to meet the goals of the customer.

  • Provide IA subject matter expertise throughout the tasking and translate security requirements into technical designs/solutions.

  • Maintenance of Plan of Actions and Milestones for client systems

  • Review Federal, DoD and DISA Policies/Guidelines for best security practices in implementing secure systems for DoD customers

  • Ensure system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the system life cycle.

  • Perform Security Tests & Evaluations to validate that security controls are in place as described

  • Collaborating with the specific government and/or industry A&A authorities to ensure IA security compliance.

  • Coordinate with the IT staff to ensure all IA related issues are addressed during the preliminary and follow-on engineering phases

  • Follow the Risk Management Framework A&A process to achieve an Authority to Operate (ATO) and maintain security compliance for DoD customers

IBM is hiring these positions to be located at our Rocket Center, West Virginia office (near Cumberland, MD). United States Citizenship, relocation to the Rocket Center area, and the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance are required.

The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.


Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.


Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through:

  • Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills

  • Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee’s strengths and career aspirations

  • Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation

In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role.


With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in!




Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of two years related experience is required, two of which must be specialized in Information Assurance

  • RMF or DIACAP A&A lifecycle – 2 Years experience

  • Conduct Information Assurance Control Assessment for DIACAP or NIST controls –2 Years experience

  • Vulnerability compliance and remediation reporting – 2 Years Experience

  • Maintain System Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) - 2 Years experience

  • CompTIA Security+ (required)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance

  • Ability to relocate to Rocket Center, WV (near Cumberland, MD/ Keyser,WV)

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) – 1 Year Experience

  • DoD eMASS – 1 Year Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Systems, or other related scientific or technical discipline is preferred (Work experience or industry certifications demonstrating technical proficiency may be substituted for education requirements)


EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.