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ISSE Systems Engineer, Tenable

Springfield, VA
Maintaining the accreditation of the assigned Security Plans to the ICD 503 RMF requirements
Ensuring that the architecture and design of DoD information systems are functional and secure. 
Providing security subject matter expertise at all engineering, change, configuration control, and other meetings. 

Participating in risk assessment during the certification and accreditation process. 
ISSE will conduct the following activities:
Provide assessment and authorization (A&A) services in accordance with ICD 503 Risk Management Framework.  Collection and review of ACAS scans.  Document and recommend mitigation actions
Collection and review of STIG scans.  Document and recommend mitigation actions Address identified and relevant controls from the IA Requirement Catalog (IRAC) Prepare Test Plan to address identified controls Familiar with XACTA 360 and the accreditation process flow within.  Know where and when to update. Experience with HBSS and how to create tags, look up equipment, apply tags and export reports. Know how to use Tenable Security Center to retrieve reports from the Nessus Manager

Support A&A compliance with:
Information assurance policies standards and guidelines
Security risk assessments
Continuous monitoring
Continuity planning
Develop/maintain security documentation per NGA/IC/DoD/Industry standards and policies
Coordinate all A&A initiation and renewal activities working with the NGA Designated Authorization Official (DAO or DAOR)
Perform decommission activities as required for assets and Security Plans.
Address any Information Assurance or Cybersecurity notices, orders, taskings, or directives as required following the NGA operations vulnerability and patch management process. 
Attend and participate in weekly vulnerability and risk management meetings
Ensure that all services, operational systems, devices and applications are compliant and sustain compliance with the most current Defense Information System Agency (DISA) security technical implementation guides (STIGs), Security Requirement Guides (SRGs), Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) requirements, USCYBERCOM Operational Orders (OP ORDs) and approved security updates. Perform security audits and assessments – create of Plan of Action and Milestones (POAMs) Coordinate with System Administrators and others for the remediation of all vulnerabilities and report results. For any open vulnerability, document, obtain approval and status POAMs Update Security CONOPS and Information Technology Disaster Recovery (ITDR) plans for each Security Plan. Participate in the development, implementation, and testing of disaster recovery methods and procedures for the ITDR Plan In coordination with NGA Government personnel, ensure the appropriate Security CONOPS, ITDR Plan, all Gold Data for FISMA, CCRI, FISCAM, OMB 53/300, and TAM (PS-AM & CMDB) are current, executable and consistent for each SPID Conduct technical and administrative STIG/SRG reviews for all CCRI technology areas each quarter Assist in the preparation and delivery of monthly and quarterly Assessment and Compliance Status Reports Provide ad-hoc reporting to assist the Government in assessing the readiness of all applicable UFS systems, applications, and devices in response to short notice/no-notice DISA, CCRI, Computer Network Defense – Service Provider (CND-SP), or other-directed inspections/audits
Support remediation of findings from routine NGA vulnerability scanning, A&A assessments, or inspections with NGA service providers to support USCYBERCOM 21-day remediation requirements. 
Support rapid patching deployment process and reporting for USCYBERCOM or vendor patches addressing zero-day exploit activities to support a 7-day remediation timeline as directed by the CSOC. Establish plans, procedures and technical measures for UFS design and infrastructure to provide Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and off-site backup capabilities in accordance with NGA Directive (NGAD) 3020. Ensure the UFS design and infrastructure meets all COOP and off-site backup requirements in accordance with NGAD 3020 Coordinate and participate with NGA Operation Center and other identified service providers or contracts for any exercises or executions involving UFS.

Education/certification and experience requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years of experience; or Master’s degree and 2+ years of experience. DoD 8570 certification required; minimum certification is Security+ CE. Other desired certifications: CISSP, CASP; ITIL. Understanding of risk management framework for ICD-503. Experience with the following systems/platforms/tools: XACTA (required); XACTA 360 (preferred); HBSS; ACAS; Nessus. NGA experience desired.

Education/Min Years Experience: HS/GED -- 12 years experience, Associates -- 10 years experience, Bachelors -- 8 years experience, Masters -- 6 years experience, PhD -- 4 years experience
 

 

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