Security Assessment & Authorization Lead

Clearance Level
Information Security
Remote, Based in Maryland

REQ#: RQ90453

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Security Assessment & Authorization Lead joining our team to support GDIT activities located remotely.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • ​Experience in development of ATO packages Experience in writing, assessment and validation of the control implementation statements based on NIST 800-53
  • Experience in overseeing the development of System Security Plan, facilitate IR and CP tests
  • Experience in creating, tracking and updating Plan of Action and Milestones
  • Experience on Risk Management Framework (NIST 800-37)
  • Ability to prepare/develop Risk Assessment Memo for Risk Based Decisions
  • Ability to create a Risk Register and apprise the management about the high-risk areas
  • Conduct assessment interviews with stakeholders of the systems in scope.
  • Experience in creating the SAR (Security Assessment Report)
  • Experience in Testing the Controls and open the POAMs accordingly.
  • Review ATO packages prior to submission to CISO and CIO for approval
  • Hold exit meetings with systems owners to debrief on the identified findings


  • BA/BS
  • 8+ years of experience – background in Cybersecurity Management, and experience in Risk Assessment, Audit Support, ATO packaging, POAMs and waiver experience.
  • CISSP Certification required
  • CAP Certification desired
  • Experience managing a team


  • Full-flex work week 
  • 401K with company match 
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 
  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you 
  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams 

#Remote #OpportunityOwned #GDITCareers #GDITLife #WeareGDIT

The likely salary range for this position is $152,000 - $228,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.