Principal Data Security Analyst

Alion Science and Technology   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 177 days ago

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The Principal Data Security Analyst position is under supervision of the Program Manager, National Cyber Range Complex (NCRC). As Division Chief, NCRC Planning and Design Division performs planning and execution of all simulation-driven cyber exercises from national and theater through small unit level for US armed forces and other US and allied organizations. In conjunction with the PM, establishes policies and directives necessary to effectively accomplish NCRC objectives. Workis reviewed in terms of fulfillment of exercise objectives, effect of advice on exercise enhancements, and influence on the overall exercise and cyber event program. This individual is considered an organizational expert with an expert understanding of highly complex cyber security issues including architectures, electronic data traffic, and network access. Must have the ability to apply current computer science technologies to the design, development, evaluation, and integration of cyber testing events and training exercises using state of the art computer systems and networks tomaintain data security using tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) approved by DoD and services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as Event Planning Division Chief with responsibility for managing and directing the NCRC throughout the full range of cyber training scenarios and testing events. With the PM, directs the activities of the NCRC designated by the USD/AT&L as a Modeling and Simulation center of excellence for key cyber warfighting tasks to include training our nations cyber warriors; NCRC provides simulation support (hardware, software, and technical), exercise design and planning, professional controller cadre, exercise and simulation control plans, opposing force (OPFOR) and professional exercise analysis for each cyber exercise, provides primary battle simulation support to all US Forces; and potentially supports Battle Command Training Programs (BCTP) across all services for fighting within a cyber-threatened environment, WARFIGHTER exercises conducted within CONUS and OCONUS (virtually via networks) that use cyber offensive and defensive scenarios, plans and conducts External Evaluation (EXEVAL) exercises as directed and Synthetic Theater of War (STOW) exercises as directed; develops tasks, conditions, and sets standards for OPLAN -related tasks and integrates them into a supported Command's Combined Mission Essential Task List (CMETL) and Joint Mission Essential Task List (JMETL) if requested in accordance with supported command and Joint Staff tasking, and conducts exercises for and assists armed forces (Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps) to develop cyber battle simulation capabilities. Facility serves as the national cyber battle simulation authority. Candidate must utilize extensive knowledge of cyber protection, military operations, exercise design and control, battle simulation systems, management, and the philosophy of the combined/joint/unified command concept.

Utilizes in-depth familiarity with functional application of cyber offensive and defensive methods and tools and computer and battle simulations model technology from exercise design through execution. Initiates and recommends to the PM the adoption of new technology to enhance readiness of forces by improving the training value, support, and control of cyber exercises. Fields new battle and cyber simulation systems as required and a familiarity with systems such as QUICK START, Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT), Warrior Simulation (WARSIM) 2000, and Joint Simulation (JSIM) is desired. Represents NCRC at exercise meetings in CONUS and OCONUS with travel possible to Asia and Europe. Coordinates closely with US Army STRICOM, Joint Chiefs of Staff, all armed forces service headquarters, and US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as well as other service TTP focal points to foster and encourage their investment in and use of state-of-the-art training exercise technology and initiates actions to include cyber training requirements in their development programs.

  • Researches, evaluates, tests, recommends, communicates and implements new security software or devices.
  • A subject matter expert in the cyber security field, individual oversees the design and implementation of test and exercise events and implements using state-of-the art secure operating systems, networks, and database products.
  • Provides technical expertise on security issues for all levels including architectures, firewalls, electronic data traffic, and network access.

Ensures that high level officials are provided with appropriate planning factors for the minimumtime required for redirection and integration of the interlocking computer hardware configuration, data communications, and the exercise after action review analysis process. Provides assessments tohigher officials, generally accepted as authoritative and without change, as to the feasibility of change/redirection and risks involved.

  • Carries out all phases of information systems/networks security-cyber training program that involves access to computers and computerized data enabling company to meet contractualrequirements for network and data security.
  • Understands DoD and government mandates to ensure systems are operated securely, and information systems security policies and procedures are being implemented as defined in security plans and DoD directives.
  • When test and/or exercise events identify new security exposures, recommends solutions and procedures to national command authority
  • Oversees team to ensure cyber training is developed under TTP defined guidelines and all training devices/systems meet DoD and US Standards for testing
  • Understands the operation of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, enterprise anti-virus systems and software deployment tools as applies to training and event objectives

Coordinates the preparation of exercise after action reports and briefings. Prepares and presents briefings on the exercise program status, plans, and NCRC operations at the highest levels to US military hierarchies. Travels to other installations and commands worldwide to consult and coordinate with appropriate authorities on exercise related issues, problems and developments. Potential to interact with the following battle simulation centers: Director (Senior ExecutiveService), National Simulation Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Commander (Major General), Joint Warfighting Center, Fort Monroe, VA; Commander (Colonel), Joint Multinational Simulation Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Director (GM- 15), Gaming and Simulation Facility, Camp Smith, HA; and Commander (Major General), ROK Army Battle Command Training Program, Yusong, Korea. Represents NCRC Director at DOD exercise planning conferences, simulations development meetings, and related exercise development conferences.

Works with commercial computer product vendors in the design and evaluation of state-of-the-art secure operating systems, networks, and database products.

Leads project teams in system consolidation, information security software upgrades, and contingency management planning and execution.

Provides leadership to Branch Chiefs and lower level personnel responsible directly for event and exercise planning, scheduling, after action reporting and delivering a consistent and uniform cyber warrior training program.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in related discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related military and cyber experience. Graduate of military senior service school preferred and advanced degree in cyber related engineering field.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 yearsapplicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Experience at any level working within a military service simulation center highly preferred: Korea/Japan, Germany, Virginia, Fort Hood/Fort Lewis, Hawaii and Alaska (National Simulation Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Joint Warfighting Center, Fort Monroe, VA; Joint Multinational Simulation Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Gaming and Simulation Facility, Camp Smith, HA; ROK Army Battle Command Training Program, Yongsan, Korea; Warfighter Simulation Center, Germany; Marine Corps Battle Simulation Center, Quantico, VA)

Possesses strong knowledge of Information Assurance Policies and Procedures, military model and simulation techniques and processes, offensive and defensive cyber tools and techniques and data and network protection TTPs, standards, and guidance.

A TS/SCI security clearance is required.