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Information Security Analyst (ISSO)

Hunt Valley, MD Textron Systems

Position Description:

Incumbent will serve as Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) supporting information systems that process classified information and responsibilities as designated by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
Will also coordinate duties with the Systems Administrator and/or Information Systems Security staff to ensure all Risk Management Framework (RMF) NISPOM, DCID, ICD, JSIG, and JAFAN requirements are implemented and functional.

Job Duties:

-Provides IA system administration and technical computer support for DoD Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), and Special Access Program (SAP)
-Maintain working knowledge of the NISPOM, RMF, JSIG, JAFAN, DCIDs, and ICDs, with particular focus on AIS
-Performs and tracks AIS self-inspections, reports, system tests and responses
-Proficient in configuring security settings and policy on an AIS
-Maintains AIS security records and assists in preparation of System Security Plans
-Administers security infrastructure, and participates in formal certification, test, and evaluation activities
-Conduct weekly audits of all AIS, identifies vulnerabilities and implements countermeasures
-Works with technical program personnel and engineers to ensure development of compliant information systems security architectures, designs, and configurations to ensure development, transition, and delivery of accreditable architectures and systems
-Operates, maintains, and disposes of information systems in accordance with established security policies and practices IAW JAFAN 6/3, NISPOM, NIST, the System Security Plan, and other USG requirements, as required
Supports, monitors, tests, and troubleshoots hardware and software Information Assurance (IA) problems pertaining to computers, in a network environment and the configuration and management of an enclave network environment in support of mission planning and classified networks.


Required Skills:

-Ability to run and interpret security scans i.e., SCAP, NESSUS Scanner, Audit Reduction Tools (EventLog Analyzer)
-Ability to identify problems; determine accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, recommendations
-Ability to execute vulnerability patch management as required
-Must have excellent written and verbal presentation skills


-2 years of IAO or ISSO security administration experience – preferably in the DOD contractor environment
-Proficient working experience in drafting, developing, and submitting
-Certification & Accreditation documentation {ICD 503, NISPOM, System Security Plans (SSP), Security Concept of Operations (CONOPs), Security Architectures, and the Privileged User’s Guide (PUG)}, along with developing test requirements and Risk Matrices
-Technical knowledge and experience with computer and network hardware and software systems, communications and connectivity.  Technical knowledge and experience with Linux or Red Hat
-Knowledge of and implementation experience in applying USG C&A regulations, policies, and processes (e.g. ICD 503, NISPOM Chapter 8) particularly as they apply to the ISSM/ISSO roles and responsibilities, within a corporate environment


-Candidate must have or be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. A current TOP SECRET/SCI preferred.
-Bachelor’s degree
-Qualified IAW DoD Dir. 8570.01 and DoD 8570.01-M desired
-Minimum Security+ Certification, Desired CISSP or CISM certification

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