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Cyber Systems Analyst: ISSO-DOD RMF

Systems Planning and Analysis Washington Full-Time
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The Integrated Warfare Systems Group (IWSG) focus is to provide engineering, technical and programmatic support to the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) Directorate. Efforts include overarching program management, test and evaluation, systems engineering, operations analysis, systems integration, international, cyber security, IT network and programmatic support for over 25 PEO IWS 2.0 advanced radar, phased array radar, electronic warfare, electro-optic, advanced off-board electronic warfare/decoy and directed energy programs. IWSG staff support a variety of tasks including: support and completion of major technical reviews; producing required acquisition documentation; meeting critical program milestone deadlines; managing program needs and external requirements, and ensuring the right resources are provided to the right priorities at the right time. #IN123#CJ


The successful Cyber Systems Engineer will:

  • Provide direct support to the Lead System Engineer and Program Protection Lead for Advanced Radars (Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) and Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR)) programs in support of PEO IWS 2.0 Above Water Sensors
  • Serve on the Program Protection Working Group and provide support as the Lead Cybersecurity/RMF Analyst responsible for the Authorization and Assessment process under the RMF for new and existing Navy Radar information systems
  • Maintain Authority to Operate compliance for all RMF packages
  • Lead the development and maintenance of system security documentation in Enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service.Provide expert guidance in systems engineering design, development, implementation, evaluation, and/or integration of secure networking, computing, and enclave environments. Responsibilities include reviewing systems design to ensure compliance with established RMF standards and regulations
  • Provide support in the execution of planned and emergent tasking as well as coordination and participation in technical and programmatic documentation and meetings
  • Responsibilities include analyzing, evaluating, and providing recommendations on program and milestone documentation; supporting cyber policy implementation and RMF artifact development including requirements updates; performing verification and validation of delivered systems; developing test plans and procedures; assessing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) scans; communicating risks and issues to the PEO IWS 2.0 designated fully qualified Navy validator and Functional Authorizing Official
  • Assess and mitigate system security threats/risks throughout the program life-cycle; applying security System Engineering (SE) expertise in: system security design process; engineering life cycle; cross-domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf equipment; system integration; risk management; configuration control; change management; assessment and authorization processes; principles of Cyber Security (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control)
  • Security testing; analyzing and providing recommendations on program and milestone documentation; communicating with the ship platforms and contractors on a variety of Cyber Security SE topics; coordinating, tracking and reporting on completion of cyber-related testing; recommending engineering solutions to reduce overall risk posture; validating system design; ensuring that SE requirements have been properly allocated to appropriate integration/test procedures; and support cyber policy implementation and RMF artifact development, including requirements updates



  • Bachelor's degree.  
  • 5+ years of experience providing information assurance, engineering, or operational support to the DoD, including supporting information operations, cyber operations, system administration, and systems security.
  • 3+ years of experience evaluating the cyber compliance of a system against current Risk Managed Framework (RMF) and DoD Cybersecurity policies.
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations, including DoD 8500.02, DoD 8510, NIST SP 800-37, NIST SP 800-53 or 53A, NIST SP 800-30, or CNSSI 1253.
  • DoD 8570 Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II Certification.
  • Ability to operate in a highly dynamic environment with a wide variety of programmatic/technical challenges.
  • Provide the Government assistance to ensure that the architecture and design of information systems are functional and secure.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Must be energetic, thoughtful, product-oriented, dependable, flexible, open-minded individual with an eagerness to learn with demonstrated strong work ethic.
  • Communicate effectively with AN/SPY-6 design agent, customers, and multi-disciplinary engineering teams through participation in design reviews throughout all phases of system development.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, provide high quality services and products, while meeting strict deadlines and time constraints.
  • Active Secret clearance.  


  • Masters degree in an Engineering/Cyber Security related discipline.
  • Experience working in an acquisition program office environment, with documentation, protocols, formats, and deadlines.
  • Above Water Sensors experience.
  • Systems engineering background and experience with hardware/software integration.
  • DoD 8570 Information Assurance Management (IAM) III or IAT III Certification.

Skills required

Cyber Security
Operations Security
Information Assurance
Forensic Toolkits
Computer Forensics
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SPA is a medium sized business whose mission is to provide top-level decision makers with timely and objective assessments that integrate the technical, operational, programmatic, policy, and business aspects of national security issues.

SPA has contribute to important decisions concerning major elements of the current U.S. national security establishment. We are proud that the value of our work has been recognized by satisfied customers over the years and of the trust those customers have placed in us.

SPA seeks to apply, both within and outside the defense community, our significant skills:

  • Problem solving, planning, and analysis.
  • Systems engineering and technical trade-offs.
  • Program management.
  • Software development.

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