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Information System Security Manager

DRS Technologies, Inc., St. Louis Full-Time
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Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. DRS offers employees an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing, engineering driven company. DRS provides a challenging work environment,  exceptional opportunity, and excellent benefits including heath care, dental plan, vision plan, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, 401(k) plan, flexible work schedules including a 9/80 workweek, competitive pay and flexible spending benefits among others. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in the defense and commercial technology. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at URL blocked - click to apply

Job Location: Saint Louis, MO

Title:  Information System Security Manager


As an Information System Security Manager (ISSM), you will be challenged to stay current with the latest technological developments in information security. You will be exposed to advanced technologies, and will play a major role in identifying potential threats and intrusions on Information Technology (IT) systems by our adversaries. Together, we'll address evolving threats to national security, thus keeping our nation and our warfighter safe.

Successful candidates for this role will coordinate with the Corporate Risk Management Framework Support Center, Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), & other ISSMs across the company, to obtain and maintain certifications and accreditations under the new Defense Security Service (DSS) and Intelligence Community (IC) Risk Management Framework.  If you are interested in information system security, competitive pay, management, and the opportunity to obtain industry professional certifications on the job, please apply now!


  • Develops, implements, and administers security procedures for classified computer systems based on the Defense Security Service (DSS) and other U.S. Government agency security requirements 
  • Applies current computer science technologies to the development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to maintain system security for classified information systems.
  • Primary advisor to the Site Facility Security Officer (FSO) on all classified information systems security matters and liaison to the local Defense Security Service (DSS) Information Systems Security Professional (ISSP) on all matters pertaining to classified information systems
  • Implement local policies, processes, procedures and compliance with all National Industrial Security Program (NISP) and Defense Security Service Assessments and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM) requirements 
  • Serves as primary Subject Matter Expert (SME) to site FSO, site leadership and outside agencies on all classified information systems security matters; partners with appropriate site functional representatives (e.g., trade, Human Resources, Information Technology, etc.) as appropriate
  • Develops and maintains all DoD requirements, including the DAAPM & Risk Management Framework (RMF) standards to ensure compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM)
  • Reviews and approves requests for access to cleared computer systems
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies and System Security Plans supporting government agency requirements
  • Conducts periodic self-inspections on local processes and practices to ensure NISPOM and DSS compliance; accurately reports security posture to site, group and corporate leadership
  • Develops, conducts, coordinates, and delivers site information systems security education program requirements to all users of the classified information system(s) supporting classified programs
  • Identifies and documents unique local threats and vulnerabilities to classified information systems security
  • Ensures that periodic self-assessments of the facility’s classified information systems are conducted as part of the overall facility self-inspection program and that all corrective actions are taken
  • Develops and implements general and remote maintenance procedures based on requirements provided by the cognizant security authority
  • As requested implements all Corporate Security direction, policy and procedures throughout the facility in support of NISP, DAAPM and DRS security requirements
  • Conducts and coordinates investigations into security violations related to cleared information systems; ensures corrective actions are implemented
  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Identifies and documents unique local threats and vulnerabilities to classified information systems security
  • Conducts weekly audits, updates antivirus definitions, and patches all classified information systems in accordance with DSS requirements and local procedures
  • Manages the security configurations of all classified information systems to ensure compliance with DSS baseline requirements
  • Complete operating system upgrades (i.e Windows XP to Windows 7, or Windows 7 to Windows 10) as directed by the government agency 
  • Performs independently, or with a group, on site, group or enterprise-level security projects designed to enhance the security posture of DRS
  • Support and maintain in-house computer systems, desktops, and peripherals.  This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all hardware and equipment while ensuring optimal workstation performance.  Troubleshoot problem areas in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training and assistance where required
  • Provide service desk and technical support to users

           Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Information System Security, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a Computer Technical Certificate (MSCE or GAIC certificate) or equivalent related experience
  • 3+ years of hands on experience in IT, System Security, or Cybersecurity/Risk Compliance, managing a sever and Active Directory policies (GPOs) in either the Defense Industry, Information Systems Security, or a combination of both
  • Must have an active Secret clearance
  • Analytical ability to understand and interpret Department of Defense (DoD) and company security policies and procedures
  • Substantial communication & interpersonal skills to advise customers of DoD and company industrial security policies and procedures
  • Confidence in developing presentations and effectively leading meetings and conference calls
  • A team-based mentality
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Be a self-starter, able to work under pressure and with limited supervision, and work well with others in a large and diverse environment
  • Ability to successfully prioritize and manage to completion multiple complex tasks and deliverables, and demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and accountability in all actions

          Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • A+, Network+, CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, and/or Security+ Certifications are a plus
  • Completion of the DSS CDSE/STEPP ISSM Training Curriculum (RMF courses)
  • A strong knowledge and understanding of NIST Special Publication 800-53, ISO27001, DoD 8510.01, NISPOM, & ICDs
  • Experience managing Linux, Windows 7 & Windows 10 DSS accredited information systems
  • Experience with the SCAP Compliance Checker and the DISA STIG Viewer
  • Experience upgrading operating systems
  • Previous COMSEC experience is a plus
  • Previous FOCI experience is a plus

Leonardo DRS. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #LSY #BM


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