Senior Information Assurance Analyst in Annapolis Junction, MD at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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GDIT has an opportunity for a Sr. IA Analyst working with a large line of business within GDIT that is currently supporting multiple contracts for the Defense Information Service Agency in the DC Metro area. We are seeking energetic, talented individuals that have a desire to help transform customer requirements supporting the our customer in a Software Production contract.

The Senior Information Assurance Analyst Provides the leadership, management, and supervisory IA skills identified in DoD Directive 8570.01-M. These skills and their associated duties may include the following: Intrusion: Ensures the rigorous application of IA policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of all information technology (IT) and IA services. Leads and directs team personnel too quickly, efficiently and effectively to solve complex IA problems. Identifies IA requirements as part of the IT acquisition development process and assists in the formulation of IA /IT budgets. Plans, integrates, and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications. Supervises the assessment and implementation of identified computer and network environment fixes such as system patches and fixes associated with specific technical vulnerabilities as part of the Information Assurance Vulnerability Management program. Guides the implementation of appropriate operational structures and processes to ensure an effective IA security program including boundary defense, incident detection and response. Evaluates functional operation and performance in light of test results and make recommendations regarding C&A. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of IA security procedures and safeguards. Evaluates security violations to determine necessary initial and long term corrective action. Assesses impact, determines probably damage and suggest methods of damage control, conducts computer forensics, and follow-on analysis to build historical and predictive capabilities for IA incidents. Develops IA related customer support policies, procedures, and standards. Designs perimeter defense systems including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, grid sensors, etc., enhances rule sets to detect or block sources of malicious traffic, and establishes a protective net of layered defenses to prevent, detect, and eradicate threats. Specialist: Ensures that protection and detection capabilities are acquired or developed using the IS security engineering approach and are consistent with DoD Component level IA architecture. Has a working knowledge of DoD provided IA tools. Has a working knowledge of policy, guidance and evaluation criteria of the DoD Critical Infrastructure Program. Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of IA certification and accreditation documentation. Analyzes, develops, evaluates, and integrates IA policies. Assists in the gathering and preservation of evidence used in the prosecution of computer crimes. Identifies the IT security program implications of new technologies or technology upgrades. Conducts IA cost benefit, economic and risk analysis in the IT acquisition decision making process. Interprets security requirements relative to the capabilities of new information technologies. Interprets patterns of non compliance to determine their impacts on levels of risk and/or overall effectiveness of IA programs. Analyzes identified security strategies and recommends the best approaches and/or practices. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of IA security procedures and safeguards to ensure they provide the intended level of protection.


BA/BS in a technical discipline



 Must possess certification(s) meeting DoD 8570 requirements 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.