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Computer Network Operations Planning Support Specialist, Principal (SME)


This effort requires personnel who can support various types of NTOC planning efforts in support of Computer Network Operations (CNO). Most planning activities also entail development of CNO requirements and/or providing actionable recommendations and technical support. Personnel may specifically be required to:

(1) Understand and support exercises to include the development of requirements and a long-term strategy to support those requirements;
(2) Identify, organize, and document steps to conduct CNO, which may include the development of long-term functional requirements;
(3) Assist in the determination of risks and benefits when recommending actions to mitigate cyber threats, develop success criteria associated with CNO to be performed, and prepare assessments of CNO conducted by NTOC and its mission partners;
(4) Assist with the integration and synchronization of CNO activities and deliver actionable recommendations and technical support; and/or
(5) Assist with process gap analysis and process development in support of CNO and deliver actionable recommendations and technical support.

  • Performing multi-source research of all US exercises involving CNO to support operations personnel and overall CNO synchronization
  • Assessing value of material compiled from research
  • Documenting objectives and benefits of each activity or plan based on available material as well as CNO threads based on CNO activity
  • Outlining key operations processes and metrics
  • Developing and documenting processes and procedures for assessing impact, Measures of Effectiveness, and follow-on courses of action development
  • Assisting in determination of what established processes and procedures will need to become more automated
  • Recommending metrics to support decision-making efforts by NTOC Operations leadership
  • Attending project-related forums and address emerging operational requirements
  • Completing and implementing operations processes
  • Maintaining awareness of internal and external customer information needs
  • Coordinating efforts with government operations personnel

Active Top Secret Clearance with polygraph required

  • A minimum of ten (10) continuous years of work experience in computer network operations or a related field,
    • OR a combination of a minimum of six (6) continuous years of work experience and a degree (Bachelor's Masters, or PhD) in an applicable field (Math, Science, Computers, Engineering).
  • Shall have demonstrated expertise regarding CNO throughout the US and how the NTOC and other CNO partners create a common view of data to enable operators and analysts to gather, analyze, display, evaluate, and disseminate all-source CNO information to support NTOC and its various partners (including Second Party) exchange situational awareness.
  • Shall have demonstrated expertise with relevant CNO tools and databases used for the customer mission. Shall be considered a Subject Matter Expert in conducting planning activities and preparing associated documentation. Depending on the task, individual must be either a Subject Matter Expert in exercise support, CNO, strategic planning, performance management, or process development and be able to serve as a Subject Matter Expert for working groups and meetings with partner organizations/agencies.
  • Shall have demonstrated expertise in analyzing technical data and other related information, describing CNO opportunities, documenting information and processes, gathering intelligence information, interpreting complex information, performing Internet research, writing and editing skills at a technical/professional level, and managing internal and external customer relations. Shall be an effective writer and verbal communicator.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Experience developing analytics
  • Data science experience 
  • Marketing skills
  • Presentation development skills 
  • Metrics experience


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + CI Poly
Ft. Meade, Maryland
United States
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