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General Dynamics Information Technology Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) I in Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts

Req ID: RQ168359

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret SCI + Polygraph

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Information Security


Cybersecurity,Information Security,Information System Security,Security Evaluations


5 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

The ISSM’s primary function serves as a principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of information systems under their purview. Primary support will be working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Military Compartment efforts. The position will provide “day-to-day” support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

Performance shall include:

  • Perform oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of information system security program policy; special emphasis placed upon integration of existing SAP network infrastructures.

  • Develop and oversee operational information systems security implementation policy and guidelines of network security, based upon the Risk Management Framework (RMF) with emphasize on Joint.

  • Special Access Program Implementation Guide (JSIG) authorization process.

  • Advise customer on Risk Management Framework (RMF) assessment and authorization issues.

  • Perform risk assessments and make recommendations to DoD agency customers.

  • Advise government program managers on security testing methodologies and processes.

  • Evaluate authorization documentation and provide written recommendations for authorization to government PMs.

  • Develop and maintain a formal Information Systems Security Program.

  • Ensure that all IAOs, network administrators, and other cyber security personnel receive the necessary technical and security training to carry out their duties.

  • Develop, review, endorse, and recommend action by the AO or DAO of system assessment documentation.

  • Ensure approved procedures are in place for clearing, sanitizing, and destroying various types of hardware and media.

  • Develop and execute security assessment plans that include verification that the features and assurances required for each protection level functioning.

  • Maintain and/or applicable repository for all system authorization documentation and modifications.

  • Institute and implement a Configuration Control Board (CCB) charter.

  • Develop policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, to include investigating and reporting security violations and incidents.

  • Ensure proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered within a system.

  • Ensure that data ownership and responsibilities are established for each authorization boundary, to include accountability, access rights, and special handling requirements.

  • Ensure development and implementation of an information security education, training, and awareness program, to include attending, monitoring, and presenting local cyber security training.

  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed.

  • Assess changes in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect the authorization.

  • Ensure that authorization is accomplished a valid Authorization determination has been given for all authorization boundaries under your purview.

  • Review AIS assessment plans.

  • Coordinate with PSO or cognizant security official on approval of external information systems (e.g., guest systems, interconnected system with another organization)

  • Conduct periodic assessments of the security posture of the authorization boundaries.

  • Ensure configuration management (CM) for security-relevant changes to software, hardware, and firmware and that they are properly documented.

  • Ensure periodic testing is conducted to evaluate the security posture of IS by employing various intrusion/attack detection and monitoring tools (shared responsibility with ISSOs)

  • Ensure that system recovery and reconstitution processes developed and monitored to ensure that the authorization boundary can be recovered based on its availability level determination.

  • Ensure all authorization documentation is current and accessible to properly authorized individuals.

  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the system life cycle.

  • Develop Assured File Transfers (AFT) on accordance with the JSIG.

  • Participate in self-inspections.

  • Conduct the duties of the Information System Security Officer (ISSO) if one is not present and/or available.


  • 5+ years related experience.

  • Prior performance in roles such as ISSO or ISSM.

  • SAP experience desired


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (4 years)


  • IAT Level II - (Security+ CE, CCNA Security, etc.)

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAM Level II (in lieu of IAT Level II)

Security Clearance:

  • TS/SCI with willingness to submit to a CI polygraph.

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The likely salary range for this position is $115,433 - $156,173. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match.To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available.We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

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.