Information Systems Security Officer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Cyber Security
Fort Meade, Maryland
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ105788

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to provide support for the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) Cloud Service Offering contract. This position will require the employee to report full-time onsite in Fort Meade, MD or Chantilly, VA.

The Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) reviews and analyzes systems architecture diagrams and networks. Assesses security system needs and provides corrective actions into a coherent security strategy. Supports Assessment and Authorization (A&A) requirements and process and apply applicable federal regulations and guidelines, such as NIST SP 800-53. Advise on development, maintenance, and review of security plans for computers, networks and information systems deployed and used at facilities, ensuring that all approving signatures are acquired and documented. Conduct technical exchange meetings to facilitate security solutions for both industrial contractors and government systems; and produce comprehensive solutions to technically complex systems and challenges. Assess the technical and performance characteristics of new technologies, as they relate to policies and regulations. The ISSO will implement/manage an effective and comprehensive IA program, under direction of the Cybersecurity Senior Manager. 

This assignment requires demonstrated technical expertise in all IA functional areas, and ability to integrate this expertise with practical knowledge of the mission, objectives, and operations of the support program office. The work requires close/continuing collaboration with all levels of personnel within the project areas, from senior managers to working-level personnel, to foster and facilitate integration of IA principals and methods into all aspects of the Information Technology/Information management (IT/IM) operations. The ISSO shall promote/integrate IA methods/techniques into all aspects of operations and developmental work, including the upfront integration of IA controls into products under development. The ISSO shall support efforts to comply with governing IA policies, procedures and documentation requirements and ensure the security/integrity of IT/IM systems. The ISSO shall conduct announced/unannounced IA reviews/inspections to ensure adherence to IA regulations, and supports activities of external auditors, including defining/implementing/documenting plans of action to address noted deficiencies. The ISSO shall perform continuing analysis of in-place IA plans/programs/processes to ensure they provide an optimized level of security for the programs IT assets/operations and are responsive to the programs rapidly changing operational requirements for IT security. The ISSO shall make recommendations to program/project manager for IA program plan refinements, which must be achievable within resource constraints. The ISSO shall develop a Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) for all systems under RMF. 

On a continuing basis the contractor shall inform the Program Manager/Deputy Program manager (PM/DPM) and the Cybersecurity Senior Manager lead with milestone activity updates, including but not limited to schedule impacts, system vulnerabilities, patch management actions, and Designated Authorizing Official (DAO) directives. Notification shall include sufficient lead time to effect system changes to maintain the system Authority to Operate (ATO). The ISSO shall recommend and communicate alternative actions to any POA&M that will maintain or minimize impact to schedule. The ISSO shall review the Audit Logs and identify all anomalies to the appropriate authorities. 

Required Qualifications: 
•    Active DoD Top Secret clearance.
•    DoD IAT Level II certification (or equivalent) required upon hire. 
•    Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience
•    10 years’ experience.
•    5+ years progressive enterprise architecture and modeling experience.
•    Minimum 4 years’ experience in SAP, SCI or Collateral Information Systems (IS) Security and the implementation of regulations identified in the description of duties.
•    Prior performance in the role of ISSO and ISSM or SCA.
•    Experience with commercial cloud services.
•    Basic knowledge of networking and cloud devices, topologies, and concepts.
•    Ability to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, growth-focused environment.
•    Strong communications experience.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Able to report onsite as indicated above.

Desired Qualifications: 
•    Experience with AWS, Azure, and/or GCP.


This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.