International Cooperation Program Analyst
This position will support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OASD(R&E)) and the Office of the Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering (ASD(R&E)). ASD(R&E) is tasked with providing oversight of science and technology and advanced component development and prototypes i.e. Research and Engineering (R&E) to solve current and future technological challenges for the Department of Defense (DoD). There are five main Directorates and organizations under the ASD(R&E)'s purview: Principal Deputy (PD), Research, Systems Engineering, Emerging Capability and Prototyping, and Development Test and Evaluation. ASD(R&E) requires highly specialized program and technical support services to achieve its mission. The PDASD(R&E) supports the ASD(R&E) in formulating, planning, and reviewing the DoD Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) programs, plans, strategy, priorities, and execution of the DoD RDT&E budget. Specifically, the PDASD(R&E) reviews the maturity of technology as part of the acquisition cycle, as well as develops options to reduce the overall technology development risk to DoD programs. In addition, the PDASD(R&E) watches technology development in the rest of the world to minimize the possibility of technology surprise that could affect the US military capability balance.
International Cooperation Analysis includes advising and assisting oversight of cooperative programs in science and technology between the U.S. Department of Defense and all international allies and coalition partners. Additional support includes providing consultation services on acquisition life cycle processes with emphasis on integration of efforts across the military needs, acquisition/technology development and PPBE processes for DoD science and technology investment strategies.
Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience. Working knowledge of international armaments cooperation and DoD science and technology is highly preferred. Knowledge of DoD PPBE process and DoD organization and structure is preferred.
Education: A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics is highly preferred. Graduate degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics is preferred. At the discretion of the Government, seven (7) years specialized experience which includes military experience may be substituted in lieu of specific educational requirements.
Clearance Required: Must have active Secret
Travel: Must be open to both CONUS and OCONUS travel.
Provide expertise in NATO, TTCP, DTTI, and other allied and coalition operations, and general international experience.
Support all OASD(R&E) international efforts including NATO, TTCP, DTTI, and other international engagements as applicable.
Provide expertise in North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Defense Technology Transition Initiative (DTTI), The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) and other allied and coalition operations.
Specific tasks include but are not limited to:
1. Assessments and evaluations of research documents and presentations from the NATO Science and Technology Organization and other specified countries included in international organizations/partnerships. Works closely with NATO Headquarters and the NATO Science and Technology Organization as well as other applicable international organizations.
2. Planning and execution of meetings and forums between senior US officials and their international counterparts. Prepare agendas, background briefings, coordination papers, decision papers and other information pertinent to the topics for discussion.
3. Writing of country papers that address science and technology capabilities within specified countries (especially NATO, DTTI, and TTCP member nations) as well as delineating the relationship between that country's science and technology community and the United States.
4. Provide support to OASD(R&E) at meetings, workshops, and forums to explore avenues to do mutually beneficial and cooperative science and technology with nations friendly to the U.S.
5. Identifying science and technology being conducted in the Department of Defense and its partners that may have application to other Departments and Agencies of the U.S. Government.
6. Identifying areas within the acquisition processes, Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) where technology transition could occur without causing major perturbations to ongoing efforts and programs of record.
7. Data entry and extraction from the DoD International Agreements Data Base.
8. Create and manage international engagement planning and schedule across existing NATO and DTTI agreements as well as beneficial future engagements with other international partners
9. Work with OASD(R&E) travel planner and set-up international engagements and travel for NATO engagements, TTCP, DTTI for OASD(R&E) and other international engagements as needed/applicable.
10. Coordinate Joint Commissions and oversee joint tasks between the ASD(R&E) and the International Cooperation Directorate (ICD) for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)).
11. Coordinate, synchronize, and enhance the DTTI effort and multilateral initiatives, which includes U.S., India defense cooperation and other U.S., Asia/Pacific region initiatives, undertaken by the ASD (R&E) and the ICD USD (AT&L) as well other key stakeholders in the U.S. Department of Defense.
12. Study, analyze, and make recommendations for trilateral cooperation with Japan and Australia including the activities of the US-Japan Systems and Technology Forum (S&TF) and the Australia - U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Defense Acquisition Committee (ADAC). Issues addressed should include those that represent challenges to trilateral armaments cooperation, such as technology transfer, third party sales, and Japan¿s recent announcement to relax the nation's export control policy.
13. Facilitate interagency and multilateral agreements between the Government and governmental and non-governmental agencies in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, serve as a liaison between members of USD (AT&L) and international representatives including; but is not limited to, Indian contacts associated with the DTTI as well foreign nationals involved in Japan and Australia efforts.
14. Provide advice and recommendations for the management and execution of TTCP, to include developing concept proposals and implementation plans to improve management procedures and process efficiencies within TTCP and conduct analysis of TTCP strategic initiatives and provide recommendations for improvement. TTCP consortium includes the Department of Defense of Australia, the Department of National Defense of Canada, the New Zealand Defense Force, the Secretary for Defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Secretary of Defense on Behalf of the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
15. Provide support for planning, preparation, and execution of U.S. participation in TTCP meetings and events; including the Principals Annual Meetings and teleconferences; Washington Staff meetings; and Group-level meetings as required. Support includes the development of agendas, position papers, presentations, read- ahead material, briefing books, and meeting minutes. The contractor will coordinate participation for the U.S. Principal, U.S. Deputy, and U.S. National Representatives in TTCP activities.
16. Provide coordination with the ICD USD (AT&L) on the development of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Project Arrangements, and Designated Disclosure Authority Letters (DDL). In addition, provide support for exchanging information, drafting project arrangements, and equipment material transfer agreements on the International Cooperation policies and procedures matters for U.S. delegate.
17. Provide support for TTCP outreach programs, to include updating the TTCP Portal web site, designing and distributing the TTCP Newsletter, and updating the TTCP DTIC Website. Additionally, provide assistance in the development of TTCP documents; such as TTCP 101 and 201 guidance documents, TTCP documentation templates, instructions, overview briefing.
18. Serve as the point of contact for Washington-based Military Multifocal meetings. As the point of contact, synchronize between TTCP representatives from all the participating nations, the Chief Technical and Science Intelligence (CTSI) representatives, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) to coordinating intelligence threat briefings, identify and submit intelligence requirements against information gaps, and coordination of SCI level information exchange. Additionally, assist in the preparation and evaluation of award packages, business case submissions, and group presentations.
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U.S. Citizenship Required.