• Location: Ft. Meade, Maryland
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #2042

Title: Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) – Level 2

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

*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.

Job Description:

  • Provides support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program.
  • Provides support for proposing, coordinating, implementing, and enforcing information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies.
  • Maintains operational security posture for an information system or program to ensure information systems security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.
  • Assists with the management of security aspects of the information system and performs day-to-day security operations of the system.
  • Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information.
  • Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support certification and accreditation. Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware.  Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes.
  • Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs).
  • Supports security authorization activities in compliance with NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP) and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).
  • Candidate may be required to respond to after-hours requests as required in a 24 x 7 environment.

Key tasks include:

  • Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies.
  • Manage and control changes to the system and assessing the security impact of those changes.
  • Obtain C&A for ISs under their purview.
  • Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave’s information assurance program.
  • Serve as the Approval Authority for ISs under their control.
  • Any of the following or higher certification; Security+ with Continuing Education, Certification Authorization Professional (CAP) or Global Information Assurance Certification – Security Leadership Certificate (GSLC). 

Requirements:

  • Ten (10) years’ experience as an ISSO on programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Experience is to include at least two (2) of the following areas: knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional experience as an ISSO may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level I or higher is required.

 

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