Information Assurance (IA) Lead & Team Lead

Clearance Level
Information Security
Colorado Springs, Colorado

REQ#: RQ52593

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

PRIMARY DUTIES:  Plans, organizes, and manages Cybersecurity programs, Cybersecurity processes, Cybersecurity systems, and Cybersecurity personnel across USAFA via direct, peer, supervisory, and functional relationships.  Ensures USAFA networks/systems/data are secure within a manageable risk posture.  Assess security regulations that apply to USAFA operations.   Recommends rulings, interpretations, and acceptable deviations for various Government agency regulation compliance.  Prepares documentation outlining pertaining regulations and establishes procedures that will mitigate risk in support of USAFA operations.  Performs security sustainment activities (hardware change management, software change management, account management, media protection, user interface, and file transfers).  Conducts IA compliance inspections and audit trail reviews.  Manages an IA incident response program and interfaces with other security disciplines involving base personnel (industrial security, physical security, special programs security, etc...).  Coordinates with the NCOIC of Cybersecurity, the USAFA Chief Technical Officer, and USAFA’s Chief Network Engineer while establishing best security practices for USAFA information system assets.  Attends IA Working Group meetings and Change Advisory Boards.  Conducts, prepares, and presents vulnerability reports to the 10th Communications Squadron, A6 Directorate, and USAFA Superintendent.

SECONDARY DUTIES:  Assist in the review, preparation, and implementation of security documentation and related security plans, CONOPS, and SOPs.  Supports security incident investigations while identifying root causes and corrective actions.  Prepares security incident reports for internal and external coordination while addressing investigation results, culpability, impact assessment(s), and future mitigation(s) as applicable.  Assists various USAFA program managers in the interpretation, application, and compliance with risk management framework requirements.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:  Assist the NCOIC of Cybersecurity in establishing training requirements for USAFA personnel.  Monitors and responds to inquiries within the IA component of the WOMS database.  Other duties as assigned.             


EXPERIENCE:  Must have seven years of IA experience in the Information Assurance Manager or Information Assurance Officer role.  Must possess knowledge of DOD and US Government Information Assurance regulations and directives including but not limited to RMF, FISMA, and NIST 800 special publications.          

EDUCATION:  A bachelor’s of science degree in an information technology related field is preferred.  Equivalent experience can be substituted for formal education.  

REQUIRMENTS:  Must be fully ambulatory.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.  Must possess a CISSP certification.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.