Information Assurance Specialist / ISSO

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Security
Durham, North Carolina
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ59719

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking an Information Assurance Specialist / ISSO to help support our milCloud 2.0 contract from either our Durham, NC or Chantilly, VA office. This position has some ability to work remote, HOWEVER due to the classified environments this role will support, the candidate MUST live within driving distance to either office to report in occasionally, as needed.

This Information Assurance Specialist (ISSO) position will be to help support the ARC-P and milCloud®2.0 Cyber Security Team at the Research Triangle Park location in Raleigh/Durham, NC. ARC-P is GDIT’s FedRAMP HIGH, JAB authorized, IaaS, cloud environment. While milCloud®2.0 is architected as an ARC-P DoD dedicated region with two availability zones deployed on site at DISA data center locations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the IA functions of the IaaS FedRAMP federal cloud offering and DOD on-premise offering.

  • Participating in high-level enterprise architecture analysis, evaluation, design, integration, documentation, and development to include security control design and security package development/documentation.

  • Applying high-level business and technical principles and methods to very difficult technical problems to arrive at creative engineering solutions. 

  • Recommending and taking action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. 


  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance, or existing SSBI or T5 background investigation.

  • 8+ years of federal IA experience with direct experience in assessing and authorizing systems for operations.

  • 8+ years of the system administration, engineering, security architecture, and/or related technology experience. 

  • Must have previous hands-on ISSO experience with policy, procedures, SSP development/documentation, change management, etc.

  • Experience with security controls

  • Experience with Cloud services and technologies

  • Experience with DoD RMF, DISA Cloud Computing SRG v1.3, and the FedRAMP security authorization process.

  • Experience with NIST 800-53, the FedRAMP Moderate and High Baselines, DoD IL5/IL6 Baselines, CNSSI 1253.

  • Must have a deep understanding of DoD business transformation and processes, DoD organizational structure, and experience in developing briefings and responses to GAO, OMB, and executives within federal departments. 

  • Must be willing to commute to the Durham, NC or Chantilly, VA site to support classified environments.


  • Experience with coordinating and completing 3PAO assessments.

  • IAT Level III certification (CISSP preferred)

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.