18 days old

Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO)

McLean, VA

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Perform Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) role and Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) functions and role. Provides support for a system or enclave's information assurance program through security authorization activities in compliance with Risk Management Framework (RMF). Maintains operational security posture to ensure information systems (IS) security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed. Performs vulnerability/risk assessment analysis to support Assessment & Authorization (A&A). Provides configuration management (CM) for information system security software, hardware, and firmware. Manages changes to system and assesses the security impact of those changes. Prepares and reviews documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, A&A packages, and Security Controls Traceability Matrix (SCTM).

Internal Description (if different than External Description)


Key Functions:

  • Perform Information Systems Security Engineer (ISSE) functions and role to bridge the gap between high level security policies/requirements and technical/operational implementation of requirements
  • Determine information security measures implementations for operational systems and systems under development.

  • Apply full range of Information Assurance (IA) policies, principals and techniques to maintain security integrity of information systems processing classified information

  • Maintain records on workstations, servers, routers, firewalls, intelligent hubs, network switches, etc. to include system upgrades. 

  • Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program

  • Develop and maintain documentation for A&A in accordance with applicable policies, procedures, and operating instructions.  

  • Develop and update the system security plan and other IA documentation

  • Provide CM for security-relevant information system software, hardware, and firmware
  • Assist with the management of security aspects of the information system and perform day-to-day security operations of the system. 

  • Provide support for a program, organization, system, or enclave's information assurance program

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 3 years related experience

Required Qualifications:

  • In accordance with DoD 8570.01M, the selected individual must meet the requirements of an IAT Level II as a condition of employment.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with RMF, CNSSI 1253, NIST SP 800-53, and NISPOM
  • Experience with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) 
  • Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker (SCC)
  • Knowledge of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs)


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