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Principal Cyber Information Assurance Analyst

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company whose work with cutting-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you. It's not the systems that drive us: it's the soldier our systems bring home. It's not just the equipment that motivates us: it's the people our equipment protects. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it's whom those innovations serve. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world. And that mission makes our team even stronger.

When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success.

Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Principal Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. The work location is based in Springfield, VA but may require local travel to DoS sites in the Washington D.C. area and short trips within CONUS. This Principal Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 3 position supports the Vanguard 2.2.1 Contract and the Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. Vanguard provides enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktops, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications across the Department. This position specifically supports assessment and authorization (A&A) of DoS major systems under IRM purview. This position requires significant interaction with IRM Government personnel and Contractor Teams, and the DoS Information Assurance (IA) office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with IRM system owners to prepare them for A&A activities. The successful candidate will perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments
  • Establishes strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction, and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits
  • Assists in the implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), through the required government policy and can make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities
  • Performs analysis to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards
  • Supports the formal security test and evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pretest preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports
  • Documents the results of Assessment and Authorization activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system security plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M
  • Periodically conducts a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed. Information Assurance (IA) office
Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree andat least 6years of relevant experience; Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Experience supporting large enterprise systems in classified and unclassified environments
  • Experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) activities for Government customers
  • Experience with 800-53 controls, audits and corrective actions (POA&Ms), and system security plans
  • Familiarity with security hardening of classified and unclassified systems and applications
  • Active Secret Level security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Department of State customer experience
  • Master's degree with a Security emphasis
  • Security+, CISSP, or other Security related certifications
  • Systems and Security Engineering experience
  • Hands-on experience with DoD STIGS and/or Diplomatic Security Guides and government ATO efforts

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
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