Cyber Research & Development-SME

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Analytic Solutions Group

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Seeking an experienced Zero Trust SME for our client’s operational requirements on a mission focused program within a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Maryland area.

Primary responsiblities:

  • Translating cybersecurity needs and capabilities into requirements and detailed technical solutions.
  • Analyzing IC, USG, and industry cybersecurity best practices in order to identify gaps and improvement opportunities of IC Cybersecurit requirements.
  • Developing and publishing baseline security requirements for Services of Common Concern and other common enterprise services to ensure capabilities are in compliance with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies; are in alignment with published strategies and architectures; and are interoperable.
  • Developing security requirements and constraints for the IC IE to provide input to foundational technical documents, including but not limited to, program architectural artifacts, business cases, and concept of operations.
  • Conducting critical path analysis, risk analysis, and task dependency analysis.
  • Providing, coordinating, and ensuring the inclusion of prioritized cybersecurity artifacts (i.e., policy, architecture, technical specifications, and design patterns) into the IC Enterprise Standards Baseline (IC ESB).
  • Developing assessment criteria (metrics, measures, key performance indicators) for security requirements and implementation guideline.
  • Assisting service providers' and partners in complying with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies.
  • Coordinating involvement in and participating in IC and National-level cybersecurity exercises. The contractor shall provide post exercise analysis and recommendations on how to address exercise key findings.
  • Participating in external cybersecurity and data protection related governance, policy, and standards bodies (i.e., CNSS, NIST, DoD, and DHS) and providing written summary reports and recommendations for follow on actions if needed.
  • Evaluating existing and emerging technologies and recommend strategies to support mission requirements.
  • Developing concepts of operations for deploying and integrating security solutions, managing risk, reducing vulnerabilities, and ensuring successful implementation.
  • Developing and publishing baseline security requirements to ensure IT capabilities are in compliance with USG and IC cybersecurity directives and policies.


Experience in Cyber Security, position level based on experience in the technical area.

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s with 10+ years of prior relevant experience
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Zero-Trust implementation strategies, enterprise network architecture/designs, enterprise security architecture, computer network defense in the finality of technical work.
  • A firm understanding of Zero Trust concepts, capabilities, strategies, and metrics.
  • Perform assessments of existing technologies and make recommendations on best practices for ZTA components.
  • Min 5 year working with or in the IC.


  • TS/SCI w/Poly Required
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Federal Employment Suitability
  • E-Verify Eligibility Required*

ASG is an equal opportunity employer (EEO)

*ASG participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their social security numbers.


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Vision insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Disability insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Referral program
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
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Tags: CNSS Compliance DoD Governance NIST Risk analysis TS/SCI Vulnerabilities

Perks/benefits: Flex hours Flexible spending account Flex vacation Health care Insurance

Region: North America
Country: United States
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