The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is actively recruiting for a Security Manager/Facility Security Officer (FSO) to provide oversight to a large multi-classification environment and Class-A DSS Facility. The Security Manager/FSO will oversee the implementation of IDA’s corporate security programs, policies and procedures related to unclassified and classified government information, personnel security, physical security and SCIF for an organization with 1,200+ staff members, and offices located in Alexandria, VA and Washington, DC.
The Security Manager/FSO will also directly and indirectly supervise 40+ staff members and manage a department budget of up to $3M.
Leads efforts to ensure IDA is compliant with all Federal security regulations.
Ensures the organization’s compliance with the Department of Defense and other government agencies security requirements and standards for functions such as personnel security, information and systems security, COMSEC, and physical security.
Serves as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) ensuring the IDA security program is in compliance and at the satisfactory level or higher to enable IDA to retain its DoD “facility security clearance”.
Serves as the Insider Threat Program Security Officer (ITPSO) maintaining IDA’s Insider Threat program. Maintains applicable practices and procedures, guides the Insider Threat Working group in collecting relevant and approved information and advices the Insider Threat Review group of a potential insider threat or changes in Federal policy.
Works with the IDA Contracting Officer Representative on the preparation of the DoD Contract Security Classification Specification (DD 254) for the IDA contract and IDA classified subcontracts.
Formulates and recommends appropriate security policy matters to IDA management serving as chief advisor to IDA management on all security related activities.
Establishes and administers a process for investigating and acting on security incidents which may result in a loss of information or theft of property.
Works closely with General Counsel to ensure alignment between security and privacy compliance programs including policies, practices and acts as a liaison to the information systems and compliance departments.
Develops and maintains productive relationships within and outside of IDA
Works with IDA Project Leaders and Senior Researchers to develop solutions to new regulations or new issues. Develop solutions, which meet regulatory requirements and the needs of IDA, while maintaining a balance between security, productivity, and compliance.
Through an understanding of government organization’s responsibilities, such as DSS, DIA and other agencies, stays aware of changes in policies or processes that will affect IDA.
Responsible for obtaining clarification on new or changes to policies and works to resolve security issues.
Influences new policies and regulations through relationships with government agencies.
Maintains liaison with Industrial Security Groups and organizations, attends national security conferences and engages with other security professionals to stay current with and influence changes in NISPOM and DoD security requirements.
Supervises Security team and ongoing operations.
Identify organizational protection goals and objectives, ensuring they are consistent with corporate security strategic plans.
Develops team objectives, goals and strategically organizes annual requirements and audits.
Provides the appropriate personnel staffing and management of the security department. Ensures supervisors are performing appropriately, training is conducted, and evaluation of performance is timely and well documented.
Compiles data and formulates the annual budget for the Security Department; provides appropriate financial management for all security related functions.
Captures relevant security metrics monthly.
Provides large-scale project management for security projects, including planning, budgeting and implementation. Negotiate allocation of resources and deadlines.
Performs other duties as assigned.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must have ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance; Active TS or TS with SCI eligibility is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant Security or IT field, or combination of education and equivalent experience; Master’s Degree in relevant Security or Information Technology field preferred.
Eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in DOD, DOE or other industrial security program; in depth knowledge of DOD, DOE or other government security regulatory manual.
The eight years’ experience should include four years’ experience managing and supervising in a security or technology field.
Thorough familiarity with government security regulations and procedures regarding information systems.
Current IAM Level III Certifications is a strong plus.
Possess excellent oral and written communications skills.
Experience in reviewing and implementing workflow and procedures using current technology and best practices.
Must obtain DSS Facility Security Officer certification within 6 months of hire.
IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) – a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia just outside Washington, DC – operates three Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) in the public interest: the Systems and Analyses Center, the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and the Center for Communications and Computing.
Sponsors rely on IDA for dispassio...nate, fact-based, and scientifically rigorous research and advice to inform their decisions. Since 1956, IDA’s basic mission has remained unchanged – bring the best scientific, technical, and analytic talent to bear on issues critical to U.S. National security, in a research environment free of commercial or shareholder interests where objectivity and the public interest are foremost.
The work produced by IDA’s FFRDCs is characterized by unquestioned objectivity and high quality. Because of our unique relationship with our Government sponsors, IDA enjoys unusual access to highly classified and sensitive government and corporate proprietary information. We adhere to a strict regime for avoiding conflicts of interest. We are thus in the position of offering outsider perspectives on important issues with insider access to information.
Our diverse mix of professionals possesses expertise in a broad range of technologies and systems combined with deep knowledge of costs, policies, operations, and organizational matters. IDA continually renews and evolves its staff, integrating those newly educated in the latest advances in research with seasoned veterans of acquisition management, policy-making, and operational leadership roles in government and defense-related organizations. The exceptional creativity, determination, and commitment to service that IDA researchers bring to their work are the foundation of IDA’s excellence.