Cybersecurity Specialist [2020-72]


The Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate plans for, acquires and sustains space-enabled global communications in support of the President, Secretary of Defense and combat forces. MILSATCOM is comprised of an integrated system of satellites, terminals and control stations of various acquisition categories, in different phases of their life cycles, providing communications to aircraft, ships, mobile and fixed sites.

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following support to MILSATCOM Systems:

• Establish mission systems A&A for mission systems in accordance with the DoD Cybersecurity A&A Program for ACAT -I programs, ACAT-11/111 programs and the associated SMC/MC operational baseline components and terminals at the Central Integrated Support Facility (CISF) which includes its test facility.

• Provide Cybersecurity A&A support to emerging strategic and tactical communications satellite programs being developed by the Advanced Concepts Division. Provide direct support to the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for all Mission Information Systems.

• Maintain and distribute Mission Information Systems A&A schedules for the Mission Information Systems in accordance with the program office Cybersecurity Plan, and the Cybersecurity Integrated Product Team Schedule, In accordance with DoDI 8510.01.

• Prepare a weekly report describing the status of each A&A package in process including delivery of associated documentation and artifacts, status of missing items, completed and/or pending reviews, and status of remaining actions.

• Register systems in the Enterprise Information Technology Database Repository (EITDR) in compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and the Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) database.

• Conduct annual FISMA validation of Cybersecurity control compliance which will include at least 30% of the identified security controls, in accordance with DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, CNSSI 1253, the Cybersecurity Strategy, and Plan of Action and Milestone (POA&M). Review findings shall be submitted in a detailed written report.

• Review mission systems certification policies, programs, procedures and reports for initial and follow-on system releases, including new and evolving Cybersecurity system requirements, in accordance with the organizational Cybersecurity Charter, DoDI 8510.01, and Cybersecurity directives. Review findings shall be documented in a detailed report with suggested changes/revisions to RMF artifacts.

• Maintain operational systems (AEHF, EPS, WGS, DSCS, Milstar, CCS-C, GBS, GMT, AITG, SCAMP, MMP, CPCA) security baseline tracking via an automated tool (EITDR and eMASS) and update when changes have been approved in accordance with RMF, DoDI 8510.01 and Change Board Instructions.

• Prepare a letter of assurance once changes have been approved and ready for release to the authorization authority.

• Initiate, publish and maintain the System Information Profile in accordance with DoDI 8500.01, DoDI 8510.01, AFSPCI 33-202 and Cybersecurity Plans.

• Review security control implementation within the Test and Evaluation Management Plan (TEMP) and inputs for OT&E Plan in accordance with DoDI 8500.01 and DoDI 8510.01.

• Review RMF related memorandums of agreements/memorandums of understanding (MOA/MOU) for RMF compliance in accordance with DoDI 8510.01 and DoDI 8500.01. Document findings in a detailed written report.

• Develop, maintain and provide recurring RMF training on as required basis (and one floating class) for organizational program managers, integrated product team leads and Cybersecurity professionals.

Required Skills:

IAM/IAT Level I Certification compliant with DoD 8570 (Security+ or Security+ w/CE)

Demonstrates knowledge of the RMF process and how to integrate NC3 and CISSP requirements into PIT and mission systems.

Detail oriented, meticulous, and possesses good organizational skills

Experience leading teams

Preferred Qualifications:

CISSP certification with experience in acquisition cybersecurity.

Master's degree in science, engineering, or other technical field

Prior military or civil service experience supporting SMC

Prior experience supporting a DoD acquisition organization

Experience briefing senior officers

Prior MILSATCOM experience

Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or other technical field

Minimum 10 years cybersecurity professional experience

Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, CO


Mar 11, 2021

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