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Cybersecurity Specialist - TS/SCI with CI Poly

Company: Xcelerate Solutions
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:


Xcelerate Solutions is seeking a Cybersecurity Specialist who will support the Sponsor in safeguarding ODNI and IC systems. Tasks may include but are not limited to the following. This list is not all-inclusive, and topics are not listed in prioritized order:Location: Bethesda, MDSecurity Clearance:TS/CI with CI PolyResponsibilities:

  • Translating cybersecurity needs and capabilities into requirements and detailed technical solutions
  • Analyzing IC, USG, and industry cybersecurity best practices in order to identify gaps and improvement opportunities of IC cybersecurity requirements
  • Developing and publishing baseline security requirements for Services of Common Concern and other common enterprise services to ensure capabilities are in compliance with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies; are in alignment with published strategies and architectures; and are interoperable
  • Developing security requirements and constraints for the IC IE to provide input to foundational technical documents, including but not limited to, program architectural artifacts, business cases, and concept of operations
  • Conducting critical path analysis, risk analysis, and task dependency analysis
  • Providing, coordinating, and ensuring the inclusion of prioritized cybersecurity artifacts (i.e. policy, architecture, technical specifications, and design patterns) into the IC Enterprise Standards Baseline (IC ESB)
  • Developing assessment criteria (metrics, measures, key performance indicators) for security requirements and implementation guidance
  • Assisting service providers' and partners in complying with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies
  • Coordinating involvement in and participating in IC and National-level cybersecurity exercises. The contractor shall provide post exercise analysis and recommendations on how to address exercise key findings
  • Participating in external cybersecurity and data protection related governance, policy, and standards bodies (i.e. CNSS, NIST, DoD, and DHS) and providing written summary reports and recommendations for follow on actions if needed
  • Evaluating existing and emerging technologies and recommend strategies to support mission requirements
  • Developing concepts of operations for deploying and integrating security solutions, managing risk, reducing vulnerabilities, and ensuring successful implementation
  • Developing and publishing baseline security requirements to ensure IT capabilities are in compliance with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies
  • Developing and maintaining a list of Cybersecurity Architecture needs, dependencies, risks, and mitigation plans
  • Responding to Architecture inquiries
  • Maintaining an Architecture repositor
  • Providing weekly updates on Architecture developments to the Sponsor
  • Drafting and maintaining Cybersecurity Architecture Artifacts to include, but not limited to, a Reference Architecture, Solutions Architecture, and Design Patterns. This will include development, adjudication, and coordination with IC partners
  • Ensuring complete integration of all Cybersecurity Architecture Artifacts with the IC Enterprise ArchitectureMinimum Requirements:
    TS/SCI with CI Polygraph security clearance Bachelor's Degree (Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Information Technology) 5, 10, and/or 15 years of experiencein either Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy Development, Technical Security Engineering, IT Security Portfolio Support and Oversight Assistance or Risk Management focus areas Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or Information Technology is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Detail-oriented, ability to consistently provide high-quality products that are concise, thorough and accurate. Ability to adapt in response to shifts in customer priorities.About Xcelerate Solutions:
    Founded in 2009 and headquartered in McLean, VA, Xcelerate Solutions ( is one of America's fastest-growing companies. Xcelerate's culture is defined by our diversified workforce of dynamic and versatile professionals, supported with growth and development opportunities that contribute to individual and company growth. This strong commitment to our employees has been recognized by our inclusion on the Washington Business Journal's "50 Best Places to Work" list as well as being a "Great Place to Work" certified company with a 4.6 star, and a 99% CEO approval Glassdoor rating. Come find out why Xcelerate Solutions is one of the DC Metro top employers!Xcelerate Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or expression of another protected characteristic. As part of this commitment to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, Xcelerate provides reasonable accommodations if needed because of an applicant's or an employee's disability.

    Pay Transparency Notice: Xcelerate Solutions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Keywords: Xcelerate Solutions, Bethesda , Cybersecurity Specialist - TS/SCI with CI Poly, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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