ISSM - Navy Programs

Operations - Security Arlington, Virginia Fall River, Massachusetts Mount Laurel, New Jersey JR-405


Background Information:
Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex, mission-critical systems in the US Department of Defense (DOD), is seeking an Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to support its Arlington, VA office, concentrating on obtaining and maintaining ATO’s through the Navy Authorizing Office (NAO).

The ISSM will implement, manage, and support the Information System (IS) needs of the IDT office and its classified lab. An active DOD security clearance is required.

All applicants must currently possess an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Security Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the IT/Security staff and Facility Security Officer (FSO) to ensure the highest level of security, and to obtain and maintain ATOs through the NAO
  • Familiar with Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process
  • Maintain the Information Systems (IS) security program and policies for assigned area of responsibility
  • Manage the oversight of operational IS security implementation policy and guidelines
  • Oversee/conduct periodic testing to evaluate the security posture of the IS
  • Ensure approved procedures are used for sanitizing and releasing system components and media
  • Manage/assist with the development and implementation of an effective IS security education, training, and awareness program
  • Maintain a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures
  • Assist the FSO and the Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO) in ensuring that insider threat awareness is addressed
  • Oversee/assist with the maintenance and execution of the Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) plan
  • Ensure user activity monitoring data is analyzed, stored, and protected in accordance with the ITPSO policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance of current Information Assurance (IA) policies, concepts, and measures when designing, procuring, adopting, and developing new IS
  • Manage/assist with data transfer responsibilities in the IDT lab and in nearby US Government sites
  • Possess technical competence commensurate with the complexity of the IS; must complete additional required training within one year of appointment
  • Be familiar with program inception requiring new Classified Information Systems
  • Manage requests that involve system and area co-utilizations and joint-use
  • Lead a team of ISSOs and Security administrators through the RMF process and provide tasking to keep programs on schedule
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent
  • 8+ years’ experience, preferably in a security position
  • Meets DoD 8570.1 Certification Requirements for IAM level III (CISM, CISSP)
Required Skills:
  • Experience with RMF implementations: DAAPM, CNSSI 1253, ICD-503, JSIG, STIGs, SCAP, IAVA, and/or NIST 800-503
  • Experience with eMass
  • Active Directory, networking, system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, manual STIGs and operational security measures
  • VMware VSphere, VMware View
  • Linux (Red Hat), Windows Server
  • National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements—and the ability to work with other ISSMs to implement and maintain systems per NISPOM standards
  • Working knowledge of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and guidelines to include but not limited to 800-171 and Cybersecurity Maturity Model
  • Patch management
  • Vulnerability Analysis
  • Application of Data at Rest compliance
  • COMSEC (Communications Security) experience and training a plus
  • Experience as a Navy Qualified Validator a plus
  • Ability to travel approximately 15%
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail with high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  • Initiative, reliability, teamwork and customer service orientation
  • Strong organization and planning skills
EEO Statement:
IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.