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SMX Information Systems Security Manager I (936) in Hanscom, Massachusetts

Information Systems Security Manager I (936) at SMX (View all jobs) (

Hanscom, MA

Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.

SMX is looking for an experienced Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) who will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system and as such, works in close collaboration with the ISSM and ISO. The ISSO will work 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 located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 a 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

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Clearance Required: TS/SCI

  • 5-7 years related experience

  • Bachelors Degree (or 4 years' additional experience in lieu of)

  • Prior performance in roles such as ISSO or ISSM

  • Must having working knowledge of DoD, National and applicable service and agency security policy, manuals and standards.

  • Must meet position and certification requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8570.01-M for Information Assurance Technician Level II or Information Assurance Manager Level I within 6 months of the date of hire

  • Must be able to regularly lift up-to 50lbs

Vaccination is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042. If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position. The accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.



SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.