Information Security Manager- Secret

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Information Security
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: G2019-61964

At GDIT our people are our business. We pride ourselves on the work our innovators do to support and secure some of the most complex government defense, and intelligence projects across the world. We wouldn't be successful without our ability to attract new talent to join our team.


We're looking for a Information Security Manager (ISSM) with an active Secret clearance. This person will manage the security of the DHS program information systems assets, the protection of systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction and the successful accreditation of the systems.


Are you ready to join and grow our 35,000 everyday heroes?


A Day in the Life:

  • Manages the security of information systems assets and the protection of systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.
  • Provide IT security assessment and IT security audit functions to ensure FISMA compliance and improve program-wide cybersecurity, according to DSS and NIST standards and industry best practices
  • Recognizes potential, successful, and unsuccessful intrusion attempts and compromises thorough reviews and analyses of relevant event detail and summary information. Perform preliminary forensic evaluations of internal systems to include updating Security Plans, SOP's, and efforts for successful Certification & Accreditation efforts.
  • Interfaces with client to understand their security needs and oversees the development and implementation of procedures to accommodate them.
  • Must have working knowledge of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) Chapter 8 that specifies the security requirements and procedures for information systems. Execute RMF Assessment and Authorization through the Defense Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM). Achieve and maintain an ATO with a security posture in accordance with DSS requirements and NIST SP 800-53A, and other NIST publications as guidance. Ensure Plan of Action & Milestone (POA&M) and other compliance and vulnerability issues are remediated in a timely fashion
  • Ensure that the system's FIPS 199 potential impact for the confidentiality, integrity and availability security objectives are consistent with the information types processed, stored, and transmitted by the system. Ensure comprehensive contingency plans are developed for each major application and general support system.

What you'll need:

  • Experienced with using the NIST Risk Management Framework. Experienced using guidance, standards and regulations such as DSS RMF processes, NIST Special Publications, FIPS, FedRAMP, and other federal regulations and policies
  • Experience with various audit tools, audit reduction tools and in Virtualization technologies.

Desired Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of data security administration principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment, minimum requirement CISSP certification.
  • Requires familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures.
  • Requires understanding of firewall theory and configuration.
  • Conduct IS Access briefings to grant personnel access to sensitive and classified systems by establishing protection measures for access controls in order to protect information and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Must have a Secret clearance and must be able to obtain a TS clearance.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience.
  • 10-12 years of related experience in data security administration, including supervisory experience.


  • 10-12 years of related experience in data security administration, including supervisory experience.

" 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.