• Type: Contract
  • Job #1983

Title: Acquisition/Program Support

Location: Arlington, VA

*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *


Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.

This position requires providing a broad range of support to Government clients focused on mission engineering, acquisition, high-level engagement, and oversight support for air platforms and weapons. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting and support client meetings and related engagements. The candidate will support the APW office with high level products to guide coordinated and streamlined messaging for C2, airlift, tankers, and other air platforms and weapons acquisitions.



· Acquisition/Program Support: Developing and leading briefings at the “executive” level within OSD and the Services. Working with the applicable Service acquisition offices to answer recurring requests for information from ASD(A), USD(A&S), and other OSD principals/organizations, and coordinate OSD and Service actions on the assigned portfolio of programs. Reviewing reports, studies, and analyses and prepare observations and recommendations to ensure that senior DoD leadership are informed and presented with comprehensive, integrated, coordinated, and timely appraisals of the portfolio. Producing executive level forums, presentations, and point papers. Routing draft documents, coordinating comment resolution and incorporating comments into final version. Reviewing key acquisition documents and providing objective assessments of content, adherence to statute, and application of acquisition best practices. Coordinating with other OUSD(A&S), OSD, and Joint Staff stakeholders for acquisition decisions and documents. Scheduling and managing products for recurring senior leader meetings and acquisition decision forums for the Director, APW; DASD(PWPM), ASD(A), and/or USD(A&S). Maintaining lists of Points of Contacts in the Services for APW portfolio and programs.

· Requirements Implementation: Maintaining communication with the US Services requirements officers on fleet requirements and integration across a wide range of topics and issues. Assisting in obtaining required analytical products that support formal requirements documents and subsequent acquisition strategies and plans.

· Planning, Program, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE): Providing analysis regarding program execution, out-year planning, costing assumptions, and acquisition planning. Preparing correspondence packages and responses to APW portfolio and program specific taskers, including Congressional reports, GAO, DoD IG, and other correspondence and reporting as required.

  • Providing, supporting and complying with a variety of activities (e.g. required/contractual training, special projects, proposals, data calls, etc.).


Experience and Skills Requirements


Minimum Qualifications

· An MA/MS in a related discipline

· 15 years of combined experience with air warfare and DoD acquisition program support.

· Program management, contracting, or systems engineering experience on major weapon system program office staff

· Headquarters staff experience working for senior leaders in within the PPBE process

· Command of Microsoft Office Suite in order to produce executive level briefing materials, presentations and point papers.

· Excellent attention to detail

· Experience employing electronic business tools to facilitate staffing and assist senior leader decision making

· Requires Top Secret (SCI Eligible) Security Clearance


Additional desired qualifications:

· DAWIA (or industry equivalent) Level II or III certification in program management, contracting, or systems engineering

· Experience managing the acquisition of aircraft systems modernization and/or production efforts

· Extensive experience and interaction with Weapon System Program Executive Offices, supporting program acquisition planning, policy creation, process improvement, Programing, Planning, Budgeting, and Execution advocacy

· Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills to review and implement policies and guidance

· Experience conducting critical qualitative and quantitative data analysis

  • BS/MS degree in engineering
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