Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

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Job Category:
Cyber Security
Yes, 10% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

Leidos is seeking an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) in Columbia, MD.  The Information System Security Manager (ISSM) will provide oversight to all of the  Leidos classified processing in the Columbia MD area. This will include knowledge of the holdings, hands on compliance actions as required by our Customers, training ISSO(s), and educating the users/staff. The candidate will manage changes to system and assess the security impact of those changes. They will prepare and review documentation to include System Security Plans (SSPs), Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices (SRTMs). Supports security authorization activities in compliance with DCID, NISPOM, NSA/CSS Information System Certification and Accreditation Process (NISCAP), DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP).

Job duties include:

• Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet Customer and Leidos requirements for processing classified information

• Be responsible for the configuration management for information system security software, hardware, and firmware

• Oversee and contribute to the preparation and maintenance of documentation

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

• Evaluate security solutions to ensure they meet security requirements for processing classified information

• Propose, coordinate, implement, and enforce information systems security policies, standards, and methodologies

• Maintain operational security posture for an information system or program

• Develop and maintain documentation for C&A in accordance with ODNI and DoD policies

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

• Manage the security aspects of the information system and perform day-today security operations of the system

• Plan and coordinate the IT security programs and policies

• Administer the user identification and authentication mechanism of the Information System (IS)

-Keep management and other key Security personnel up to date on status of IA and IT Security program under the ISSMs purview


Required Skills:

-  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent with 12+ years related experience OR Master's Degree with 10+ years experience

-  Current 8570 certification for IAM Level 1 or higher certification

-  Knowledge of current security tools, hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; scanning tools; and encryption techniques/tools

-  Understanding of the Risk Management Framework (RMF), NIST, and ICD standards

-  Experience developing technical documentation for SSPs and successfully leading systems through achieving approvals for testing and operation (e.g. Interim Authority to Test (IATT) and Authority to Operate (ATO)). Experience with Computer/system security engineering

-  Microsoft Windows and UNIX experience

-  Must be able to work in a constantly changing regulatory environment with short, mid, and long term timelines for remediating any non-compliance

-  Must be able to work well within a team environment and able to adapt quickly to change

-  Good writing and verbal presentation skills

-  Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance

-  Travel required to various Leidos offices in the Baltimore Metro Area (roughly 10-15%)

Desired Skills:

-  Experience with virtual machines

-  Willingness to pursue continuing training

-  Understanding of Customer(s) C&A and RMF database(s)


External Referral Eligible



Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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