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Senior Principal Cyber Policy - Operational Analyst

Northrop Grumman | Arlington VA 22246 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/14/2020

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Serve as a cyber-operations analyst in the NCCIC. Individual will manage, coordinate, provide support and advise NCCIC leadership on cyber operational issues. This will include p erforming pre-event action planning/coordination/preparation, support during cyber events, and post-event activities and follow-up.

Individual will provide internal/external support for a variety of meetings/conference calls. The candidate will require very good written and briefing skills to appropriately communicate with NCCIC leadership and individual NCCIC managers. The individual will assist the NCCIC leadership to integrate information related to the cybersecurity mission/policy area; assist in developing recommendations and operational synchronization within the NCCIC and with external partners.

Individual will provide assistance with current and future policies, strategies and operations; p erform research and analysis of national policy; and provide recommendations on methods to enhance the coordination and de-confliction of cybersecurity operations consistent with their requirements. Provides technical solutions to a wide range of challenges and develops solutions thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.

The Senior Principal Cyber Policy - Operational Analyst position will be located in Arlington, VA.

Position Description:

· Participate as a member of a small team conducting cyber-related research, analysis and coordination activities to support customer goals and objectives as part of a larger US Government cybersecurity strategy and policy efforts at multiple classification levels.
· Assist and coordinate the execution of internal NCCIC processes and procedures in coordination with NCCIC branches to support incident driven activities.
· Develop cyber strategy and policy documents to support US Government operational execution of cybersecurity programs, to include interaction with foreign government, private sector and public interface.
· Develop briefings and talking points for senior government leadership participation in internal and external events, often on short notice.
· Lead cyber strategy, policy development and policy implementation projects that include development of work breakdown structures, timelines, staff selection and Level of Effort (LOE) estimates for projects.
· Contribute to government, critical infrastructure/key resources and public-private cyber policy development and coordination, to include development of CONOPS, operational requirements, capabilities and competencies.
· Develop, implement and communicate Information Technology (IT) security policy, standards, best practices, guidance and procedures.
· Develop IT security related policy briefings, presentations and white papers for distribution to diverse user community.
· Perform complex analysis of cyber, intelligence and law enforcement/counterintelligence policy and governance issues.
· Monitor cybersecurity-focused legislation efforts and provide regular analysis to the customer on legislation advancements pertinent to the DHS mission.
· Identify gaps and conflicts in cybersecurity policy and governance guidance and make recommendations to address these areas.
· Coordinate plans, policy and governance documents employing customer defined staffing processes.
· Provide support for policy and operational risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and security testing.
· Work with a diverse professional staff, including security engineers and architects, privacy, policy, and risk analysts, mission assurance and IT/cybersecurity professionals to ensure security and privacy requirements are incorporated throughout the policy development life-cycle.


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

· A Bachelor's degree in a related technical field with a minimum of 10 years related technical experience

· Active Top Secret Security Clearance is required. In addition, selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a favorably adjudicated DHS background investigation (EOD) for continued employment

· 5 years of IT or Policy related experience is required

· Experience managing tasks and interfacing regularly with senior government officials

· Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

· Experience with project facilitation

Preferred Qualifications - Candidates with these preferred skills will be given preferential consideration:


· CISSP, PMP, or related certifications.

· Master's Degree in Cybersecurity related field.

· Previous experience working on the Hill or in other legislative-focused areas.

· Previous experience supporting the Department of Homeland Security.

· Previous experience working in a Cybersecurity Center/CERT organization

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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Location Arlington, VA, 22246, United States
Categories Computer Software
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

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